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Blackpool Opera House

Another of Blackpool’s crowning glories, the Blackpool Opera House has been at home in the Winter Gardens complex since its original construction in 1889. The venue has been rebuilt and restored several times since then, most recently in 1939 when it was redesigned and opened by actress Jessie Matthews.
The Opera House staged the first Royal Variety Performance to be held outside of London in 1955, attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Royal Variety returned once again in 2009 and was compered by comedian Peter Kay. In addition, the venue has played host to many theatrical performances, variety shows and music concerts. This Grade II listed building has a current capacity of 2,920, consisting of 1,504 stall seats, 762 circle seats, and 654 balcony seats.

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