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Heritage Open Days: The Grand Theatre

Have you always wanted a peek inside Blackpool’s hidden gem? Blackpool Grand Theatre will be throwing open its doors on Saturday 17 September from 9.30am to 1pm to allow all to roam the famous theatre tiers, with three free guided tours also on offer

Do you have a passion for amazing architecture and fascinating theatrical history?

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be given unrivalled access to Blackpool Grand's glorious Grade II* listed building, which is not normally open for the public to view at their leisure.

PLEASE NOTE – this is not a guided tour, but is an incredible opportunity to step inside and gaze in wonder at Matcham’s Victorian masterpiece as they observe the cantilevered tiers or circles, boxes and pit – and the complete visibility of every seat in this atmospheric house. Visitors will revel in the stunning scenery in the theatre’s spectacular auditorium, which was meticulously crafted by flamboyant architect Frank Matcham and opened on the 23rd of July 1894 at a time when theatre building and Matcham's work was at their height.

Also, take the opportunity to relax with a delicious Afternoon Tea at 12.30pm in the Dress Circle bar. (Charge applicable see website for details).

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – to book, visit or phone 01253 290190.

Event times

Saturday 17th September 2022, FREE Access between 9.30am - 1pm


FREE event

The Grand Theatre

33 Church Street,



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