Blackpool Winter Gardens Pavilion secures Selladoor partnership

We are delighted that the Pavilion Theatre at the Grade II* listed Blackpool Winter Gardens, currently on our Theatres at Risk register, will be protected and revitalised thanks to a partnership with Selladoor Worldwide and Blackpool Entertainment Company, that will bring theatre back to the venue.

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today (11 July) celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring theatre back to the Pavilion Theatre, based within the Grade II* listed venue.

Selladoor’s Northern Powerhouse will be based out of the Pavilion Theatre, once part of the original 1878 build and was an entertainment hub, catering to large crowds at the turn of the 20th century.

The Pavilion Theatre has evolved throughout its life to reflect the changing tastes for public entertainment opening as a music hall before becoming a theatre in 1885 and adapted for cinema in the 1930s. Although a stunning and richly decorated building, with opulent interior designs, this building is currently not used as a theatre.

Restoring performance use to this historic space will unlock one of Blackpool’s jewels and help protect it for the future.

Find out more about Theatre at Risk Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Read the full release from Blackpool Winter Gardens.