THE WINTER GARDENS

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One of the must see places to complete any trip to Blackpool are the Winter Gardens, this complex lies in the heart of the town centre and comprises 15 different venues for you to choose from ranging from opera houses to restaurants, they are The Empress Ballroom, Opera House, Pavilion Theatre, Spanish Hall, Baronial Hall, Renaissance Room, Olympia, Floral Hall, Theatre Bar, Arena, Pavilion Theatre and Horseshoe, Empress Grill Room, Winter Gardens, Derham Lounge and Foyer Bar.

This wealth of venues allows The Winter Gardens to offer a rich variety of performances and attractions so have a browse of their website at http://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/ to tailor your visit to your preferences.

Some top upcoming events include Cats The Musical at the Opera House which runs from 9th July for 8 weeks, as far as musicals go Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is one of the biggest with the honour of being one of the longest running shows in the West End, if you have never experienced a live musical before this is a great introduction.

The Winter Garden also attracts top music artists such as The Prodigy, UB40 and The Vaccines. The Empress Ballroom will play host to The Prodigy, electronic music pioneers, on the 9th May and The Vaccines, English indie rock band, on the 10th November. British reggae band UB40 will be performing on 22nd May at the Opera House.

It is not just music on offer at the Winter Garden however! On the 12th of September the doors are opened to the worlds of fantasy, comic books and science fiction as Blackpool hosts its first even Comiccon. Famous faces such as Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) and James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) will be in attendance signing autographs, along with the opportunity to partake in cosplay and get your hands on rare memorabilia.

Another festival taking place in the Winter Garden this winter is the Festive Food and Flower Show from the 13th November to the 15th November. This festival welcomes you to enjoy fine food in the Taste theatre alongside the best floral displays NAFAS has to offer in the Design Theatre.

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