The Opera House is one of the venues that can be found inside the large Winter Gardens facility. With a capacity of 2920 visitors, the opera was first opened to the public in 1889, eleven years after the grand opening of the Winter Gardens. Since then, it has undergone two reconstructions, in 1910 and 1939. People who are passionate about art and culture regard this venue as one of the most elegant and refined theatres in both England and Europe.
Due to its central positioning on Church Street, the Blackpool Opera House can be easily accessed via car, train or bus.
By train and tube: people who prefer to travel by train will be glad to know that the Blackpool Opera House is quite close to the Blackpool North train station (7-minute walking distance).
By bus: taking a bus is an even better idea, as the venue is within a short walking distance from the following bus stations: Corporation Street bus stops CO1 (routes 2C and 61); CO2 (routes 2C, 10 and 16); Market Street bus stop MA1 (route 14); MA2 (routes 5 and 7); and MA3 (routes 11, 68 and 68C).
By car: you can easily find your way to the Blackpool Opera House by car because the A584 main road runs close to the venue.
International: in case your flight lands at the Blackpool Airport, it should take you about 18 minutes to reach the Blackpool Opera House by car. If you prefer the bus, embark on route 68. The bus will pick you up near the airport.
It takes around one minute to walk to the Blackpool Opera House from the Houndshill Car Park, which features many parking spots for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
Facilities for people who suffer from disabilities include accessible toilets and lifts. There is also a ramp access.