We’re Blackpool’s brand new all-singing, all-dancing museum and you’ll find us right in the heart of the Golden Mile, next door but one to Blackpool Tower! Showtown is the ultimate celebration of Blackpool, the greatest seaside resort in the UK and world famous as a capital of entertainment. When we open our doors on Friday…

Upcoming events @ Showtown

Man sings at a microphone with a banjo dressed as George Formby.

Showtown: Discover George Formby

Blackpool Comedy Festival event exploring the legendary entertainer George Formby. There will be stories, songs sung and the chance for you to strum along on a ukulele.

Female entertainer is performing in front of a group of children with a clown in the background.

Showtown’s Silly workshop

Meet a silly train conductor and amusing clown at Showtown and play fun family games that are sure to make you laugh!

A 50m canvas is rolled out flat on the beach and a man has written Rowland Lindup in the sand.

Showtown: Comedy Legends talk

Pete Lindup will be bringing to life the iconic comedy canvas, painted by his father, celebrating 100 famous entertainers who appeared in Blackpool.

Child holding up a fake poo and smiling

Showtown’s Funny Craft

Join Showtown for free a family friendly silly session for Blackpool Comedy Festival. Make a fake poo, spin a circus plate and lots more!

Comedian, Victoria, aims a banana at the camera and pulls a funny face.

Showtown’s Noisy Boxes

Join Showtown for a family friendly silly session making the funniest noises you possibly can for Blackpool Comedy Festival.

Comedian, Rowan Atkinson, appears 9 times in this image, making funny faces and holding playing cards.

I photograph comedians!

This exhibition at Showtown celebrates British photographer Andy Hollingworth and his incredible photographs of some of Britain’s most iconic comedians including Rowan Atkinson and Victoria Wood.