Situated in the centre of Blackpool, on Church Street, the Winter Gardens are a big venue for hosting entertainment events. With a capacity of 7000 people, the building is divided into 12 smaller chambers, which house a theatre, a ballroom as well as several conference rooms. Featuring an Art Deco design, the facility was opened in 1878, after three years of construction work. Every year, the Winter Gardens host a large variety of events, such as the yearly Rebellion punk festival or the global darts tournament.
Seeing as the Blackpool Winter Gardens are right in the centre of the town, you can get there via car, train or bus.
By train and tube: the Blackpool Winter Gardens are just a seven-minute walk from the Blackpool North train station, served by plenty of city train routes.
By bus: It takes no more than one minute to walk to the Blackpool Winter Gardens from the Corporation Street bus stops CO1, which serves the routes 2C and 61, and CO2, which serves the routes 2C, 10 and 16. The Market Street bus stops MA1 (serving bus route 14), MA2 (serving bus routes 5 and 7) and MA3 (serving bus routes 11, 68 and 68C) are also very close to the venue (within a two-minute walking distance).
By car: Blackpool Winter Gardens can be easily accessed by car, seeing as the venue is very close to the A584 main road.
International: for international travellers, getting to the Blackpool Winter Gardens should be very easy, as the facility is just an 18-minute drive from the Blackpool Airport. The bus route 68 is also a suitable option, as it has a stop near the airport.
The parking which is closest to the Blackpool Winter Gardens is the Houndshill Car Park. Blue Badge Holders will find plenty of spots to park here.
Access for people with special needs
People with special needs can benefit from amenities like wheelchair-useable toilets or elevators.