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A Beautiful New Season at The Grand

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It’s a Beautiful new season at Blackpool Grand Theatre and it’s jam-packed with dazzling, dynamic and daring new shows. Live entertainment has never looked so good!


Beautiful Production shot
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Production shot

Stay right by the seaside and enjoy fabulous, full-scale musicals on the glorious Grand stage including the West End and Broadway big hitters Beautiful – The Carole King Musical featuring countless King chart-toppers in this breathtaking biopic of the legendary Carole King; Richard O’Brien’s raucous Rocky Horror Show bursting at the seams with much-loved naughty numbers; five-time Tony award-winning theatrical masterpiece Titanic The Musical’s rousing and uplifting tribute to the passengers of the famously ill-fated vessel, and the smash-hit musical sensation Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story making a rocking return to The Grand in 2023. Oh Boy! It’s a real rock’n’roll spectacle!


The Rocky Horror production
Rocky Horror production shot

Drama fans will love the gripping ghost story When Darkness Falls making its spine-chilling premiere right here at Blackpool Grand starring Olivier Award nominated actor Peter Duncan; don’t miss the boat as Helen Forrester’s stunning period drama Twopence to Cross the Mersey sets sail on its first major UK tour with an all-star cast, the thrilling new production of Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear brings adventure, mystery and, of course, brilliant deductions; the award-winning North West company ThickSkin presents the urgent, uplifting and, frankly, unmissable new drama How Not To Drown, and it’s full steam ahead for a marvelously madcap new telling of Jules Verne’s timeless tale as York Theatre Royal transport us Around The World in 80 Days.

Watch the Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear trailer here!

Brilliant new drama writing is also under the spotlight in our STUDIO space this season with the bitingly powerful production of The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me, fresh from rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival and the thought-provoking and heartfelt Joshua & Me from upcoming local writer Rachel Hammon.

What’s more Beautiful than seeing your loved ones smile with joy? A rib-tickling trio of major comedies will have you all rolling in the aisles this season. Tune into The Goons once again with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s critically acclaimed and absurdly funny new play SPIKE celebrating the inimitable life and work of comic genius Spike Milligan; the divinely hilarious Dragatha Christie sensation Death Drop sashays in from the West End with the glamorous killer comedy sequel Back in The Habit ‘nun’ of you were expecting. And, of course, the Autumn season at The Grand wouldn’t be complete without Blackpool’s number one pantomime! This year’s magical fairytale is packed with fun, laughter and exciting special effects sprinkled with seasonal sparkles. Sleeping Beauty stars family favourite and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle and Blackpool’s very own Hayley Tamaddon (Dancing on Ice, Emmerdale). It’s the family Christmas treat you’ve always dreamed of!

Spike cast
SPIKE production shot

Blackpool Grand Theatre Chief Executive, Adam Knight, said:

“Nothing beats the excitement of live entertainment and I’m thrilled to share this Beautiful new programmer of shows that will exhilarate and delight our audiences. As well as bringing top West End hits, bold new drama and all-star comedy to The Grand stage this season, we’re also very excited to announce the return of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 2023 with a major new production to be announced. There’s also the welcome return of the groundbreaking festival of hip hop dance theatre Breakin’ Convention and National Theatre Connections festival of youth theatre. Watch this space for more to be revealed…

We have listened to our patrons who are looking for an all-round and inclusive theatre experience and this season we are launching delicious Afternoon Teas in our stunning Dress Circle bar, offering Pre-Show and At-Seat Ordering to beat the bar queues, showcasing a range of Accessible Performances and introducing a brand-new Volunteers programme.

Blackpool Grand is also very proud to be a Theatre for Everyone, offering More Stories for More People. Through our unique, internationally acclaimed work in Story-Led Resilience™ we’re transforming the lives of thousands of children, young people and families in Blackpool and beyond.

Thank you for your continuing support of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre and we look forward to seeing you soon.”


Make life a little bit more Beautiful with show tickets to Blackpool Grand Theatre! Look out for the Beautiful Grand Theatre brochure coming through your letter box soon or pick one up at the Box Office. All shows are also listed on the website.


Where can you find our Brochure online?

You can find our Autumn | Winter 2022 The Guide here

You can find our Autumn | Winter 2022 Large Copy The Guide here

You can also listen to our Autumn | Winter 2022 Audio Guide here


Visit for full show listings and bookings or call the box office on 01253 290 190 for bookings and further information.


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