Friends of the Grand
The Friends of The Grand was formed in 1973 to save Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from demolition. They are an independent organisation that provides financial and voluntary support to the theatre. Early Friends included such names as Violet Carson (Ena Sharples), Alistair Cooke, Ken Dodd, Leslie Crowther, Tim West and Prunella Scales, Billy Pearce and Johnnie Casson.
Over the last twenty-five years, The Friends have contributed in excess of one million pounds towards projects including the provision of new carpets, seating and technical equipment. Membership is £20, with an under-18s and over-65 price of £10 per year.
To become a Friend of The Grand member, sign up below:
Friends of The Grand is a registered charity, No. 514538
Registered address: Blackpool Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 1HT