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  • Sleeping Beauty 14-15 saw a 23% increase in audience numbers from the last time Sleeping Beauty played at The Grand, which was in Dec 2007-Jan 2008.
  • Sleeping Beauty 14-15 audience numbers were 31,317 compared to 25,419 for Sleeping Beauty 07-08
  • An increase of around 6000 people – which we think backs up the notion that panto must be Blackpool’s favourite Christmas experience.
  • Sleeping Beauty 14-15 has seen a 46% increase in revenue in comparison to Sleeping Beauty 07-08.
  • The Grand Theatre panto has broken its own record for ticket sales year on year.
  • This year’s Sleeping Beauty has been the best-selling pantomime EVER for the Grand Theatre in terms of audience numbers.

The Grand is recognised locally and regionally for its high quality pantomime productions in association with Martin Dodd for UK Productions.

Commenting on the record-breaking figures, Martin Dodd for UK Productions said,
I’m absolutely delighted with another record year at the Grand Theatre. The cast, crew, and Production team have all worked hard to produce another great show for Blackpool and audiences are obviously showing their appreciation by attending in their thousands once again. Watch out for Snow White next year, and book early to be certain of a seat!’

Grand Theatre CEO, Ruth Eastwood, said:
‘We are delighted to have played a part in making so many people’s Christmas such a fun and festive family time. Panto is a great British tradition and we are proud to offer Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for everyone’s enjoyment in 2015!’

And if you enjoyed Sleeping Beauty, why not join us for a festive journey into the enchanted fairytale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016. Tickets are already on sale from the Grand Theatre website or via 01253 290190.

Packed full of fun and adventure for all the family, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is guaranteed to be another spectacular pantomime from Martin Dodd with UK Productions, providing yet another year of stunning sets, glittering costumes and side-splitting comedy.

Help defeat the Wicked Queen and stop her banishing Snow White once and for all. Join the handsome Prince, mischievous Muddles and the seven dwarfs to triumph over evil. We, of course, all know who is the fairest in the land, but the Wicked Queen is not convinced! Casting to be announced.

Number One, St Luke’s

Philip Walsh, Chair, Friends of Real Lancashire

‘FAB, FAB, FAB Panto! Thanks for a great night!’
Caroline Whitmore, Entertainment Correspondent- Granada Reports

‘Enjoyed FANTASTIC PANTO at Grand Theatre…’
Rhodes Media

‘As ever A CRACKING CHRISTMAS PANTO treat at Grand Theatre…’
Jon Rhodes, Editor of the Blackpool Gazette

Helen Lawrenson

‘If you haven’t already been YOU MUST GO and see Sleeping Beauty… a magical and hysterical performance..! ‘
Belinda Ryan

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Grand Theatre Blackpool
Friday 4 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Times and Tickets available at

In line with legislation our £1.50 booking fee is now INCLUDED in all stated ticket prices. The Grand Theatre has an ‘open’ policy regarding the fees that is charges and what they are for.