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Friends of the Grand

Friends of the Grand

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The Friends of The Grand was formed in 1973 to save Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from demolition. They are an independent organisation which 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


Annual General Meeting

The Friends of The Grand will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Friday February 14th at 2.00pm at Blackpool Grand Theatre (The SPACE).

Members will be able to review the activities of the group in 2019 and hear of future plans for the theatre from Chief Executive Ruth Eastwood.


Agenda for the AGM of the Friends of The Grand Annual General Meeting.

  • Apologies
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Matters arising
  • Secretary’s report
  • Chairman/Treasurer’s report
  • Election of new committee
  • CEO Ruth Eastwood
  • Any Other Business


Supporting documentation

Minutes from the last Annual General Meeting can be found here – AGM 2019