Right on Church Street, close to the town centre of the seaside resort of Blackpool, lies the Blackpool Grand Theatre, an architectural masterpiece of the Victorian style. Designed by the talented architect Frank Matcham, the venue opened its doors to all art and culture enthusiasts in 1894. The building was renovated and redecorated twice, in 1981 and 2007. With a capacity of 1100 people, this glorious and spectacular venue is the best place for enjoying a theatrical performance in Blackpool.
You’ll find it easy to get to the theatre by car, train or bus, as it is not far from the centre of Blackpool.
By train and tube: train travellers ought to know that the Blackpool Grand Theatre is within an 11-minute walking distance from the Blackpool North railway station.
By bus: Blackpool Grand Theatre is a one-minute walk from the Corporation Street bus stops CO1 (routes 2C and 61) and CO2 (routes 2C, 10 and 16); and a two-minute walk from the Market Street bus stops MA1 (route 14), MA2 (routes 5 and 7) and MA3 (routes 11, 68 and 68C).
By car: Blackpool Grand Theatre is just one street away from the A584 main road, so you should have no trouble finding the site.
International: those who arrive in Blackpool by plane should know that the Blackpool Grand Theatre is a 21-minute drive from the Blackpool Airport. Alternatively, you could take the bus route 11, which stops at the Squires Gate station, close to the airport.
The building is a two-minute walk from the West Street car park, which offers elevator access, CCTV camera surveillance, as well as spots reserved to Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
People with special needs who visit the Blackpool Grand Theatre will benefit from facilities like wheelchair spaces, accessible toilets, audio descriptions, touch tours, sign language interpretations and guide dogs admission.