The Magical World of The Blackpool Tower and Circus

The Magical World of The Blackpool Tower and Circus

No trip to Blackpool is complete without exploring the magical world of The Blackpool Tower! Come inside and see what awaits you….

There’s a variety of passes available depending on what you want to see and how long you want to stay. All the ticket details are here.

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Experience The Blackpool Tower Ballroom in true style. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is known and celebrated throughout the world for both its stunning architecture and fantastic dance floor, making it the perfect place for Afternoon Tea.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

You can dance the day away to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting, or watch from the side lines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in Blackpool. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor, relax at your table or spectate from up on the balconies, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget.

The Blackpool Tower Circus Panto – Aladdin!

The Winter Circus Panto runs from Saturday 24 November 2018 to 20 January 2019

Make your family’s wishes come true and experience this classic story as you’ve never seen it before! Produced and directed by the legendary Endresz family, showcasing the very best of The Blackpool Tower Circus.

The Blackpool Tower Circus Panto - Aladdin
The Blackpool Tower Circus Panto – Aladdin

With a whole host of incredible stunts, jaw-dropping feats and comedy capers, not mention the world-famous water-finale, The Blackpool Tower Circus is the perfect place to enjoy some festive family fun!

Book your magical carpet ride to The Blackpool Tower Winter Pantomime now!

The Blackpool Tower Circus Show Times

Be entertained and amazed at The Blackpool Tower Circus! Don’t forget to check out the Visit Fylde Coast Events Calendar for Circus show dates and more besides –

  • December
    Shows begin at 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 4pm
    On December 1, 2
    4, 5, 8, 9
    12, 13, 15, 16
    19, 20, 22, 23
    24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
    31
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets
  • January 2019
    Shows at 2.30pm
    On January 1, 2, 3, 5, 6,
    12, 13,
    19 and 20
    Please check the Tower Circus website for details and to book your tickets

Circus250

Blackpool is one of six “Cities Of Circus” in the UK that was chosen to help commemorate the very first circus in London 250 years ago. We celebrated the national launch of the national Circus250 celebrations in 2018 with projections on to the front of The Blackpool Tower building.

Our own programme of circus-themed events and exhibitions ran in Blackpool throughout the year. They were led by the world-famous Blackpool Tower Circus which hasn’t missed a season since 1894!

WHAT’S ON AT THE BLACKPOOL TOWER

More info and booking link here for all of the special events throughout the year at The Blackpool Tower. Plus, link to book tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Ballroom Christmas Parties
Fridays 7 and 14 December 2018

Ballroom Christmas Parties at Blackpool Tower
Ballroom Christmas Parties at Blackpool Tower

These shared party nights are the perfect way to enjoy a Christmas party in the stunning Blackpool Tower Ballroom for a smaller company or group.

Simply book the number of tables you will need with our dedicated events team, they can accommodate all needs. Your night will include a 3 course Christmas meal, live entertainment from Touch The Pearl and a DJ until late, all in the stunning setting in which Strictly Come Dancing is filmed!

£40 per person

*Early booking discount* £35 per person if you book and pay your deposit before 31st July 2018

More info and booking link here

Northern Soul & Motown Christmas Party
Saturday 8th December 2018 from 8.30pm to 2am

Northern Soul event at Blackpool Tower
Northern Soul event at Blackpool Tower

Our annual Christmas party with all the greatest Motown and Northern Soul memories plus The Soultrain “live” on stage with a superb show of your favourite soul classics!
Tickets: £10 in advance or £13 on the door. More info and booking link here

Phil Hurst Twixmas Dance
27 December 2018 from 5.30pm (dance workshop) to midnight

Twixmas Dance at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Philip Hurst is back again with a fabulous festive dance. A 50/50 social dance evening featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence, with fabulous music, including a sprinkling of festive tunes.
Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom with beautifully decorated candle lit tables. With an amazing demonstration and music throughout the evening. Hosted by Philip Hurst, who has presented more than 20 sold out dances at the Tower.

Dance workshop included in the price at 17:30
Dancing 7.30pm – Midnight
An amazing dance demonstration included during the evening

Tickets: £19.50. More info and booking link here

New Years Eve Gala Dance
Monday 31 December

New Years Eve Gala Dance at Blackpool Tower Ballroom
New Years Eve Gala Dance at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty as you dance the night way in the world famous home of dance -The magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

With a Fantastic evening of entertainment courtesy of Ashley Frollick and The Empress Orchestra, Live singers and our exceptional resident organists Chris Hopkins and Phil Kelsall marking the end of his 41st Year at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, this will truly be a night to remember as we celebrate the start of 2019.

VIP Front Row and Premium Tickets include includes a small bottle of prosecco per person. More info and booking link here

WOS Wrestling
Saturday 26 January 2019 – doors open 6.30pm

WOS Wrestling at Blackpool Tower
WOS Wrestling at Blackpool Tower

SJM Concerts Presents

WOS Wrestling in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

More info and booking link here

Philip Hurst Presents: The Valentine’s Dance 2019
Saturday 16 February 2019

Philip Hurst Presents: The Valentine's Dance 2019
Philip Hurst Presents: The Valentine’s Dance 2019

Philip Hurst is back hosting the Valentine’s Dance dance event in 2019.

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor!

More info and booking link here

Philip Hurst Presents the Spring Dance 2019
Saturday 6th April 2019 from 5.30pm

Philip Hurst Presents: The Spring Dance 2019
Philip Hurst Presents: The Spring Dance 2019

Social dance evenings featuring Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence. Held in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom. With an amazing demonstration, plus music and Compere for the evening from Philip Hurst.

PLUS… we’ve maximised the dance floor. Tickets are limited for quality so we advise you to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible as it isn’t unusual for a dance to be sold out 6 months prior!

Dance includes:

  • 17.30 Dance Workshop
  • 19.30 – midnight Dancing (50/50 Ballroom & Latin / Sequence)
  • Amazing dance demonstration
  • All for just £19.50

More info and booking link here

Dino Golf

Travel back in time and roar like a Dinosaur at The Blackpool Tower’s NEW for 2018 Dino Mini Golf attraction.

Play Dino Golf at Blackpool Tower
Play Dino Golf at Blackpool Tower

Join us for 9 holes of prehistoric fun for a truly Dino-Mite day out! Get in touch with our team to book in your ROAR-SOME adventure! Great for team building or for some just great old fashioned fun!

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Step back into the darkest of times and experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects for a thrilling and fun adventure that will leave your family screaming for more!

Dare you enter Blackpool Dungeon at Blackpool Tower? Photo © Jason Lock Photography
Dare you enter Blackpool Dungeon at Blackpool Tower? Photo © Jason Lock Photography

Scary true stories, ‘orrible actors and a thrilling ride! Join us in the depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon for 1,000 years of Lancashire’s history.

A uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the town’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the ‘bad old days’ as they come to life before you.

Will you lose yourself in fear or in mirth? Whichever way, it’s not looking good for your underwear. With 10 live shows, 360-degree sets and 1 thrilling ride, it’s the number one thing to do before you die.

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Jungle Jims

Experience the UK’s ultimate indoor play area for kids, complete with soft play for younger adventurers, set within an amazing themed ‘Lost City’.

Charley Jones playing at Jungle Jims in Blackpool Tower. Photo: Gareth Jones
Charley Jones playing at Jungle Jims in Blackpool Tower. Photo: Gareth Jones

Inside, awaiting all your brave explorers is a fun-tastic range of swinging, sliding and climbing contraptions: Huge four lane Glide Slide, The Black Slide Ballpools and the slides on our lower level offer softer play for your tiny adventurers.

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

The Blackpool Tower Eye

Take a trip 380 ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower Eye and experience the thrilling SkyWalk. Take in the best views across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Tower.

The Blackpool Tower Eye Skywalk
The Blackpool Tower Eye Skywalk

Begin your journey to the top of the world famous Blackpool Tower with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema, and then let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Tower to life in front of your eyes.

Experience the thrilling SkyWalk, walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass floor to ceiling viewing platform where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade beneath you.

The stylish sky high Bar 380 offers a tranquil setting to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst taking in the best views in house.

See the North West of England spread out before you with views up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man from the top of The Tower.

Book your tickets here for admission to all of the Blackpool Tower attractions.

Did you see – The Blackpool Tower Circus Parade!

Blackpool Tower Circus Parade July 2018, photo Kate Yates
Blackpool Tower Circus Parade July 2018, photo Kate Yates

On Thursday 12 July 2018, a procession of quirky characters and amazing performers from all over the world paraded along Blackpool Promenade. They were celebrating the rich history of Circus in Blackpool as part of the Circus250 celebrations.

Led by Mooky and Mr Boo, the parade included circus acts, performers, local schools and more. They made their way to the Comedy Carpet for a special Circus Performance.

Have a look at the full gallery of photos, taken by VFC Contributor Kate Yates

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