Blackpool Central Library

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The Winter Gardens Blackpool St. John's Square Entrance

Winter Gardens Blackpool

Welcome to Winter Gardens Blackpool, an iconic venue nestled in the heart of Blackpool, known for its rich history and commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences. Since opening its doors in 1878, Winter Gardens has been a hub of entertainment, culture, and events, captivating the hearts of millions of visitors from near and far. Our magnificent venue boasts a unique blend of stunning architecture, versatile event spaces, and state-of-the-art facilities, making it the perfect setting for a wide range of events, from concerts and theatre productions to conferences and exhibitions. With a dedicated team of professionals who share a passion for creating memorable moments, Winter Gardens Blackpool continues to thrive as a driving force in the regional economy. At Winter Gardens, we honour our proud heritage while constantly evolving to meet the needs of our guests and partners. We invest in innovation and growth, ensuring a sustainable future that benefits everyone involved. We invite you to explore our iconic venue, attend our diverse events, and share in the magic that has made Winter Gardens Blackpool a cherished destination for over a century. Experience the unique charm, vibrant atmosphere, and warm hospitality of Winter Gardens Blackpool, where extraordinary moments await you.

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Joe Longthorne Theatre

This fabulous North Pier Theatre was renamed The Joe Longthorne Theatre in 2020 in memory of entertainer who died in 2019. The Hull-born performer had his first summer season at the pier in 1987 and continued to perform more than 20 seasons in the 1,400 capacity venue on the Grade II-listed pier which he described as his all time favourite venue. There is also a small museum next to the theatre dedicated to him with memorabilia including his grand piano, MBE and gold disc next to the theatre.

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Comedy Station Comedy Club

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Dirty Blondes

Giant pizza, proper cocktails and live music.

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House of Secrets

Located on Church Street, Blackpool and at the front of Blackpool’s Iconic Winter Gardens, House of Secrets is a small, intimate venue accommodating 40 people. Featuring its own stage, state of the art lighting and TV screens all designed to showcase the art of magic and live performance. House of Secrets features a well stocked bar with a range of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. During the day you can also enjoy a freshly made coffee or speciality tea. There are 2 bathrooms including an Accessible bathroom for guests with disabilities.

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Featured events

Oil painting portrait of a man with a bald head and wearing glasses with a ruff around his neck.

Silky: Wallflower

This is Silky’s Blackpool Comedy Festival Debut. Finding out your self-image is an oil painting, and you’re wearing a ruff, you need answers…

Male magician holds up a sign which says gasp

Russ Brown House of Secrets magic show

Showtown presents The House of Secrets Magic Show, packed with close up magic, illusions and stage magic, this family show has something for everyone!

Jason Manford & Friends

The home of British comedy lights up once more as the Blackpool Comedy Festival, presented by Manford’s Comedy Club, Showtown, and Winter Gardens Blackpool, is thrilled to announce its return…