BLACKPOOL LIVE presents shows and events at The Winter Gardens and Central & South Piers in Blackpool. Whether it be the latest teen sensation, established stars, touring musicals, major sporting events, family fun or festivals featuring anything from ballroom dance, to punk culture, to brass bands, to classic cars or even homing pigeons our venues host them all. With new shows and events added throughout the year check in regularly for all the latest news and announcements or keep in touch through our social media.
After more than 130 years in private ownership Blackpool Council purchased the Winter Gardens in March 2010. Funding for the purchases and investment was secured from European Regional Development Fund, Homes and Communities Agency, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Blackpool Council. Following acquisition the Winter Gardens has undergone some major refurbishment including extensive work to the entrances, Dome and Floral Hall, and the opening of the two new dining options – The Mazzei Café and The Empress Grill Room. More projects are in discussion. The Winter Gardens is operated on behalf of Blackpool Council by Crown Entertainment Centres Ltd.