Celebrate Love Theatre Day 2019

To mark this special event, Blackpool’s Grand Theatre will be celebrating by showcasing all our behind the scenes action, showing off all the incredible shows coming and some fantastic prizes to be won throughout the day!

Love Theatre Day aims to drive active engagement throughout the theatre community, especially in the light of deep funding cuts, imbalances in funding and company closures, this initiative gives a chance for theatres to showcase the great work they do as well as celebrating great talent in all departments, all over the globe!

To get involved join us on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate this unique occasion and share your memories with us. Tweet us at @Grand_Theatre or head over to Facebook at @blackpoolgrand using #LoveTheatreDay. You can share your fondest memory, ask us a question about the theatre, share your photographs of the building or your trips here or simply give us a thumbs up or a heart on our posts!

In our 125th year, we are continuing to inspire theatre goers with a variety of Dance, Drama, Music and Comedy shows. Our #DaringlyDifferent shows is what makes us, The Grand!

Experience high-quality drama as The Royal Shakespeare Company present for the first time a triple-bill at Blackpool’s Grand including Measure For Measure, As You Like It and The Taming Of The Shrew, other high-quality dramas include Willy Russell’s Educating Rita starring Stephen Tompkinson. National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razor-sharp and bittersweet drama, Harpy. Plus, Bill Kenwright presents the Classic Thriller Theatre, The Cat and The Canary by John Willard – the original country house thriller which inspired three classic movies.

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Taming of The Shrew

Fun for the whole family as we see favorites such as; In The Night Garden, Peppa Pig Live and The Tiger Who Came to Tea return to Blackpool. In addition, everyone’s favourite ogre is back in in the hilarious stage spectacle Shrek the Musical presented by Blackpool Operatic Players. A retelling of the classic fairy-tale with a Northern Ballet twist, Little Red Riding Hood is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. Plus, Holes is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on Louis Sachar’s multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster, comes to Blackpool! Not forgetting this years swashbuckling adventure pantomime, Peter Pan!

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Prefer a night of comedy? Then check out our fantastic line up of comedians and comedy shows coming to The Grand. The guy everyone can do an impression of is back, Josh Widdicombe brings ‘Bit Much’ to Blackpool! Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. In this outrageously camp show, renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment, in his new show, Born To Mince! Plus, Some Mother’s Do ‘Ave ‘Em, starring Jo Pasquale hits the road with hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters…bringing the house down!

Love Theatre Day? Find more of our comedy shows, click here.

Or maybe you’d prefer one of our DANCE shows…The Russian State Ballet of Siberia return with three productions; Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The award-winning Tango Fire comes to Blackpool with a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango. Applauded across the globe, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back with a new programme, with some of the world’s leading composers and choreographers. And not forgetting, the return of Breakin’ Convention, the world’s ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, back with a fresh new line up!

Love Theatre Day? Find more of our DANCE shows, click here.

Tango Fire

For the full list of shows visit or ring our box office on 01253 290190.



Throughout our 125th Year, The Grand Theatre set out with a goal to raise £125,000 to repair the storm damage made to the iconic dome. We still need your help to reach this target, to support the theatre, visit