Safety First – Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is Good To Go! Awarded the nationally recognised Visit England “We’re good to go” and UK Theatre “See It Safely” standards we want to ensure our customers, visitors, and employees are best protected.
Until the 1st April 2022, Blackpool Grand employees will continue to wear facemasks when interacting with the public (Box office and Front of House), the theatre will also continue to present hand sanitiser machines around the building in public and employee areas. Additionally, the theatre will continue to make available to the public free facemasks if they so wish. All our employees will continue to be tested twice-weekly.
Theatre seating arrangements will not be socially distanced. Blackpool Grand Theatre will return to its STANDARD Terms of Sale (and refunds policy) from (00:01)Thursday 24 February 2022.
Latest Update: 24 Feb 2022 (00:01)
The UK GOVERNMENT implements the ‘living with Covid-19’ plan.
The government’s plan for removing the remaining legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience.
The rule to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test will be lifted from Thursday, 24 February 2022.
The coronavirus restriction which has impacted people and the economy most during the pandemic will be lifted from Thursday. There will no longer be any requirement to self-isolate following a positive test for anyone in England, whether or not they have been vaccinated.
The law will instead become guidance, with people being urged to act responsibly to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Vaccinated people will also no longer need to test for seven consecutive days if they’ve been in contact with a positive case, and do not wish to isolate and unvaccinated people will no longer need to remain at home if they have been.
Anyone who has severe symptoms is advised to act responsibly.
The PM said: “Until April 1 we will still advise people who test positive to stay at home but after that, we will encourage people with Covid-19 symptoms to exercise personal responsibility, just as we encourage people who may have flu to be considerate to others.”
Free universal testing will end in England on April 1.
The provision of free testing for the general public will cease from April 1 – the contact tracing programme will stop from February 24.
Blackpool Grand Theatre will return to its STANDARD Terms of Sale (and refunds policy) from (00:01)Thursday 24 February 2022.
We will update our Covid-19 security conditions in line with any changes the Government may announce and require us to implement.
These new ‘See It Safely‘ and ‘We’re Good To Go‘ Industry Standards set out that Blackpool Grand Theatre as a minimum meets UK Government and Public Health England Guidance on COVID-19, and theatre industry standards, we believe we have taken further measures to ensure you have the safest visit and that high visual guidance is in place for our visitors and employees.
Box office / Ticket collection
Our sales office has moved to new sales and marketing office located just a few meters away from the main theatre in a new unit next to M&S (43-45 Church Street). Our Opening Times can be found here.
We advise customers to book online ‘in advance’ in all instances and tickets to be sent to you digitally (email/text). Tickets will be available online to book up to 2-hours before a show start time. Tickets will be sent to your email (as PDF Tickets) and to your phone for scanning on arrival (subject to supplying your details (and consent).
Collecting tickets – this can be done at the box office (on show day).
Hand sanitiser stations (non-touch)
Blackpool Grand will be providing non-touch hand sanitiser stations on all entrances and around the building for your convenience.
Safety First – Enhanced deep cleaning regime
Blackpool Grand has developed a new enhanced deep cleaning regime during this time, more frequent and thorough cleaning will take place throughout and continue through to 1 April 2022 in line with our other stafety measures. This includes a deep cleaning pre and post-show. Our Sales Office will also operate with strict cleaning and safety procedures, hand sanitising, PDQ credit card payment cleaning, face-guards/screens, etc.
What should I bring?
Please keep your belongings to a minimum and with you at all times. This will assist with any bag checks (if requested), and the speed of getting customers into the building.
Please note we have no cloakroom facilities. A limited amount of space is available for buggies (Blackpool Grand holds no responsibility)
Meet the cast/stage door
Following the performance, Stage Door activities such as photographs with the performers or autographs are currently suspended and will CONTINUE NOT TO BE PERMITTED. We kindly ask that you do not approach the stage door, or cast members for their safety.
Employee PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Our public-facing employees are all provided with quality assured PPE including visors, gloves, and masks individually. They have received training in ensuring your safety and theirs. We kindly ask If a member of staff kindly asks you to give them more personal space please oblige.
Complimentary masks for visitors
Blackpool Grand is committed to the safety of its visitors, customers, and employees. During this time, we will be provided with our compliments, disposable PPE masks for customers who arrive without a mask and need one (subject to availability/demand).
Need to know how to find us? The Grand Theatre is in the seaside resort of Blackpool on the Lancashire coast in the North West of England.
The Grand Theatre,
33 Church Street,
Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HT
Nearest Car Park
West Street Car Park
West Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HA
Spaces for wheelchair users are available in the mid-rear of the Stalls all with additional personal assistant seats. Access is via the foyer entrance via a platform lift, staff will be happy to assist you. Wheelchair access is not available in the Dress Circle, Upper Circle or Gallery...
These display the full text of the play on a screen as the actors speak the words. Seats with the best view of the screen are reserved for people with hearing impairments, so please book early and ask for these seats.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the theatre – please tell us when booking, to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
Audio-described performances and amplified sound
Headsets are available from the sales kiosk outside the Stalls Right entrance to the theatre. For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
For our occasional BSL-signed performances. Stalls seats close to the signer are reserved for people with hearing impairments. Please book early and ask for these seats.
We want to make visiting Blackpool’s Grand Theatre as easy and comfortable as we can for our customers with accessible needs, joining The Grand Access Register will help us as a theatre and our staff deliver the best possible experience for you.