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20% off selected shows for #WorldTheatreDay

On Monday 27 March, Theatres across the world are coming together to celebrate #WorldTheatreDay an online celebration and expression from British, European and Global theatre

To mark this special event, Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is offering 24-hours of #WorldTheatreDay discounts with 20% OFF shows.

From drama to dance, family friendly to opera, Blackpool’s Grand will offer 20% OFF full price tickets on selected shows for 24-hours only, it’s a day not to be missed. There’s no better time to save… Why not treat the family, invite friends and colleagues or bring a loved one as a thank you with this spectacular one-time offer?

We will be LIVE on Twitter all day to celebrate this unique occasion with offers, special announcements and things to share – we also want you to share your memories with us. Tweet us at @Grand_Theatre using #WorldTheatreDay – we’ll have behind the scenes insights and fantastic prizes to be won throughout the day.

Get 20% off great dramas like spine-tingling thriller Strictly Murder where lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff. Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, blissfully funny Nell Gwynn and Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild, a stunning new production based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity, wowing audiences.

coal cast expression


Prefer a night of expressive dance with an incredible story? Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/5 British miners’ strike, award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face.

Strong, powerful and emotive, COAL explores the darker underbelly of the mining industry unearthing the true nature and body wrecking demands of a working-class industry now almost forgotten.

Out Of This World is genre-defying action packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Set within a world of projected film and animation, it combines his signature mix of ground breaking aerial choreography, original text and explosive special effects in a show that is both intense psychological thriller and heart-rending medical drama.

This is the story of a woman’s woozy descent into the depths of a medically induced coma. Once safely cocooned, her crashed imagination takes over the show – creating a vivid inward cinema in which she reviews her life.

Need a laugh… Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA Best Comedy Series nominated Waiting For God, which delighted TV audiences across several BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom’s creator Michael Aitkens, and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. The cast of nine is led by Hudd and McAuliffe, brilliant performers who have each won best performance accolades in the prestigious Olivier Awards.

Family fun is always a feature at The Grand so in addition to the incredible Running Wild we have Babe the Sheep-pig an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film comes alive with plenty of laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original music. Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery.

babe with sheep and farmer

When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day?

Adapted by Olivier Award winner David Wood (Goodnight Mister Tom, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG), follow the incredible story of one piglet’s rise to become the world-famous sheep-pig.

For families with older children why not experience the iconic Railway Children. A wonderful new musical adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic story by Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep.

Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move with their mother from London to “The Three Chimneys”, a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after their father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. They befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home and take care of a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who is looking for his family and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman, who suffers a broken leg in a tunnel.

This new production captures all the excitement and emotion of Edith Nesbit’s subtle critique of the English class system and aims to bring the delights of this literary classic to yet another generation.

Returning to The Grand for one night only Directed by award-winning Blanche McIntyre, and featuring a trio of powerful British artists, Tosca.

cast with flame on floor


Puccini’s Tosca (Sung in Italian with surtitles) is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and intrigue.

When the firebrand revolutionary Cavaradossi is imprisoned, Tosca is faced with an impossible choice: submitting to the desires of the sadistic chief of police, or letting her lover be executed.ETO’s new production is sure to be a night of passion.

Finally, and a yearly treat for many, grab the opportunity to save on this year’s Pantomime Cinderella* – The most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all.

steve royle as buttons


Making his 15th annual appearance the incredible Steve Royle (BBC Radio Lancashire) will star as ‘Buttons’. Steve is a comedian, radio presenter, actor and writer. He has also supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” at the Red Rose Awards.

Steve will be joined by a stunning cast in this lavish and spectacular production.

Featuring sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and the unmissable and magical moment when Cinderella swaps her rags for a stunning ball gown and is transported to the Prince’s Ball. Book your seats today, otherwise not even your Fairy Godmother will be able to magic you a ticket to see Blackpool’s must-see Christmas show.

So, what are you waiting for it’s a 24hr bonanza of discounts across a wide selection of shows for #WorldTheatreDay.

You can take advantage of the 20% off top priced tickets only on all these shows by simply entering ‘WTD20’ in the promotion box on our website or you can call our box office on 01253 290 190, or even pop in to see us in person on Church Street.

* Cinderella – Offer valid for January 2018 dates only.

Shows include…

GARY CLARKE’S COAL – Wed 29 Mar 2017

RUNNING WILD – Tue 4 to Sat 8 Apr 2017

NELL GWYNN – Tue 11 to Sat 15 Apr 2017

STRICTLY MURDER – Tue 25 to Sat 29 Apr 2017


TOSCA – Sat 10 Jun 2017

RAILWAY CHILDREN – Thurs 15 to Sat 17 Jun 2017

WAITING FOR GOD – Tue 20 to Sat 24 Jun 2017

BABE THE SHEEP PIG – Thurs 6 to Sun 9 Jul 2017

Call Box Office on 01253 290 190 or visit
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