Take a tour of our beautiful building (through our 3D VR Virtual Reality) and facilities available for all your access needs, read our accessible guide, listen to our latest audio guide and download our current large print brochure, plus browse our upcoming programmes.
We’re committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect and by taking steps to address any inequalities in the services and facilities we offer.
We believe that providing the best access possible is an essential component of being a theatre.
In some circumstances of accessibility, we are restricted being a Victorian 1894 building. However, in our next capital project one of our main aims is to improve the accessibility of the building for customers, visiting companies and employees.
Moving forward from 2020, Blackpool Grand is committed to ensuring that our videos produced ‘in-house’ will include caption facilities (including YouTube and Facebook).
Access Register Guide
Season Brochure Audio
A visual narrative (also visual story/storytelling) is a story told primarily through the use of visual media. The story may be told using still photography, illustration, or video, and can be enhanced with graphics, music, voice and other audio.
Download our Visual Story – (R-Jan20)
Accessible Photo Maps
Blackpool Grand has created a selection of Accessible Maps. These maps help in a visual and clear direction (visual clues, distance and time) of how to get to the theatre.
Download our Train Accessible Photo Map (R-Jan20)
Download our Tram Accessible Photo Map (R-Jan20)
PEC Cards (Picture Exchange Cards)
What are PECS? The Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS, allows people with little or no communication abilities to communicate using pictures. People using PECS are taught to approach another person and give them a picture of a desired item in exchange for that item. By doing so, the person is able to initiate communication. A child or adult with autism can use PECS to communicate a request, a thought, or anything that can reasonably be displayed or symbolised on a picture card. We have created specific PECS Cards for use at Blackpool Grand. We’d love to hear your feedback?
Download our PECS Cards – (R-Jan20)
Dementia Friendly Information Guide
Blackpool Grand has created a Dementia Friendly Information Guide also available in large print. If you have any feedback we’d love to hear from you.
Download our Dementia Friendly Information Guide (R-Jan20)
If you would like to discuss your access needs further or have any questions, then please contact our Box Office team on 01253 290 190 or email email@example.com.
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.