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Live Shows at Blackpool North Pier in 2019

Live Shows at Blackpool North Pier in 2019

Blackpool North Pier is the Heritage Pier, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Take a stroll along the decking and take in the view then sit a while and breathe in the salty sea air. There’s always something to see and do here…

Blackpool North Pier – Open Daily!

The Merrie England Bar, front arcade and conservatory, including the new bar, are open daily for the season. Plus great shows and live entertainment through the summer!

Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier

Promenade to the end of North Pier to enjoy the free entertainment that awaits in the Sunset Lounge and Carousel Bar, taking in the cafes and Kiosks along the way. Not forgetting North Pier Theatre at the end of the Pier – home to a variety of shows throughout the year. Plus of course the Merrie England Bar and amusement arcades at the Pier entrance.

Read on to find out more about what you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier –

WHAT’S ON AT BLACKPOOL NORTH PIER

There’s entertainment throughout the year at the Merrie England Bar at the entrance to the Pier and at North Pier Theatre.

The Joey Blower Show

Every Saturday until Nov 2019, 11am to 6pm

The Joey Blower Show at Blackpool North Pier
The Joey Blower Show at Blackpool North Pier

At just £3 entry, you’re guaranteed to have an afternoon packed full of fun and laughs, whether you’re on a stag or hen party, in a couple or with a group of mates. With everything from karaoke, dances, competitions, gags, charity head shaves, and LOTS of audience participation, this will be an afternoon you won’t forget in a hurry!

The Joey Blower show has raised an unbelievable £200,000 so far for Cancer Research UK and other charities. This is mainly for customers having their head shaved in return for audience donations. If you would like to take part, please speak to DJ Johnny Vee on your arrival. On behalf of Joey and all at the North Pier; THANK YOU to everyone who has had their heads shaved so far or who have donated!!

Fancy your chances at winning Joey’s annual Pubstars singing competition for a cool grand prize of £1000? This is your chance to enter! All you have to do – audition at any one of Joey’s shows; make yourself known to DJ Johnny Vee that you would like to audition. If you impress Joey and the audience, you will be put through to the grand Pubstars final weekend of the 3rd and 4th November. Good luck!

This year’s Joey Blower show is on every SATURDAY and Bank Holiday Sundays only. Doors open at 11am, show ends at approximately 6pm. Seating cannot be reserved and is very limited. We strongly advise you to arrive early if you would like a seat.

Sunset Cinema – A Star is Born

Friday 19 July at 8.30pm

Sunset Cinema at Blackpool North Pier
Sunset Cinema at Blackpool North Pier

“A Star is Born,” stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Watch in the unique location – at the end of North Pier, overlooking the sea.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts at approx. 8.30pm. DJ Aldini playing all your favourite hits before and after the film!
Adults £8, child (under 18) £5. Family of 4 – £20

For your information:

  • Seating is provided, however you cannot choose where you sit when you purchase tickets. The location of your seats are first come, first served.
  • Food and snacks are available, as well as hot drinks and a fully licensed bar.
  • Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wrap up warm as it can get chilly once the sun has gone down!
  • Bringing your own food and drink is not permitted.
  • The venue can be covered in the event of bad weather.
  • The event will only be cancelled if weather conditions are considered dangerous.
  • Refunds/exchanges are only permitted if the event is cancelled.

Book online here

Rastamouse

Saturday 20 July, shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Rastamouse at Blackpool North Pier
Rastamouse at Blackpool North Pier

Rastamouse is an award-winning, British preschool programme, based on the acclaimed series of books by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza, that encourages children to understand what is right from wrong in a meaningful context.

The books received wide critical acclaim before the stop-frame animated television series, launched in 2011, introducing the Rastamouse magic to a wider audience.

Grabbing front page headlines as the “biggest children’s TV launch since the Teletubbies” and breaking all kinds of viewing records on the BBC iPlayer Rastamouse has played a huge part in changing the way kids television is consumed.

Join Rastamouse & Da Easy Crew for a boombastic 25-minute set where they’ll be jammin’ on stage performing some of their hit singles including, ‘Hot Hot Hot’ and ‘Ice Popp’. Filled with reggae riddims, lots of fun and followed by ‘meet and greet’- it’s not to be missed!

Full running time 1 hour including The David Oakley Magic Show!

Book online here

The Basil Brush Show

Thursday 25 July, shows at 1.30 and 3.30pm

Basil Brush Show at North Pier
Basil Brush Show at North Pier

Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He is cheeky, irreverent , charming, naughty, quick-witted and foxy but at the same time he’s kind caring and affectionate.

Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment and the BBC TV Basil Brush Show has been seen by millions of viewers all over the globe from 1968 through to today. His show was BAFTA nominated and voted best comedy show on TV.

Now, Britain’s most loveable fox is back along with his chum Mr Martin. Together they will take you on a journey of laughs and song in a brand new ‘live’ stage show packed with fun and excitement.

Come and join in the mayhem with Mr Martin, who is continually interrupted by naughty uncontrollable Basil!!

A show for all the family. So in Basil’s words….Boom Boom!!

Book online here

Snow White Summer Pantomime

Every Wed from 31st July – 28th Aug with shows at 2.30pm and 7pm

Snow White Summer Pantomime at Blackpool North Pier
Snow White Summer Pantomime at Blackpool North Pier

Tom Rolfe productions proudly present… the fairest fairy-tale pantomime of them all, Snow White, live on stage at North Pier, Blackpool, this summer!

  • Will the wicked Queen Horibella manage to rule the day?
  • Can our dashing Prince win the hand of his one true love?
  • Will there be comedy by the bucket full?

Tickets are £10 per person (including concessions). Under 2s go free. Family of 4 tickets can be purchased at £34

Book your tickets here

Hazel O’Connor

Thurs 1st August at 8pm

Hazel O'Connor at Blackpool North Pier
Hazel O’Connor at Blackpool North Pier

The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor presents BREAKING GLASS LIVE – preceded by a very special unplugged prelude performance of some of Hazel’s very own ‘Hallelujah Moments’ along the way.

Accompanied here by her stunning band The Subterraneans, Hazel is joined by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and the wonderful Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals. The powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy to Hazel’s vibrant performance.

Striding into the spotlight, with her lead role in Dodi Fayed’s cult movie Breaking Glass in 1980, Hazel immediately became an iconic figure as well as a BAFTA nominated actress. There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazel’s ageless songs from the iconic film include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch, Blackman and Hanging Around – all of which seem even more relevant in our present times. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you’re in for a treat. Unmissable, book early!

Early bird price of £20.00 for a limited time only.

Book your tickets here

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Came True – Meatloaf The Show

Saturdays in August at 7.30pm

Rock 'n' Roll Dreams Came True - Meatloaf The Show at Blackpool North Pier
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Came True – Meatloaf The Show at Blackpool North Pier

“Rock’n’Roll Dreams came True” is a powerhouse performance about the life of the iconic legend Meat Loaf and the music of the maestro Jim Steinman, the man behind the musical masterpieces.

Lee Brady dominates the stage with all of Meat loaf’s vigour and power and with the help of an exceptional 8-piece live band this show recreates the Bat Out of Hell experience! Including hits such as Dead Ringer and I Would Do Anything for Love, along with Steinman classics such as What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Total Eclipse of the Heart, this show ticks all the boxes.

Performed with all the power and musicianship of the original Neverland Express Band, you’ll be transported back in time evoking the memories of this incredible music. Including costume changes, set, projections and dancers, plus all of the classics, Paradise by the Dashboard Light and the incredible Bat Out of Hell. Headlining the North Pier every Saturday night throughout August, if you’re a fan of Meat Loaf or Jim Steinman, this show is not to be missed!

Book your tickets here

Alice in Wonderland

Sundays from 4 August to 1 September, shows at 2.30pm (7pm on 11 August)

Alice in Wonderland at Blackpool North Pier
Alice in Wonderland at Blackpool North Pier

This August, take a trip down the rabbit hole with us in this unforgettable adaptation of Lewis Carol’s infamous story, by Studio63 Productions and up and coming playwright Kate Mitchell.

In this Panto-esque style show you’ll be kept entertained by professional and experienced children’s theatre actors with singing, dancing puppetry and audience participation, it’s guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained this Summer!

So head into Wonderland with us every Sunday throughout August, have tea with the Mad Hatter, say hello to the Cheshire Cat, but watch out for the Queen of Hearts and whatever you do……………Don’t be late!

Book your tickets here

Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off

Thursday 8th Aug, shows at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Sooty's Birthday Bake Off at Blackpool North Pier
Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off at Blackpool North Pier

There promises to be magic and mayhem at North Pier Theatre as Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off brings 3 live shows this August!

Join Sooty, Sweep and Soo as they bake a cake for Sooty’s Birthday! As Sooty prepares for his party, Soo will be looking her best in her brand new dress as Sweep tries to impress Sooty with a birthday surprise!

Shows are approx. 1 hour including live magician.

Book your tickets here

Sunset Cinema – Grease

Friday 16 August at 8.30pm

Sunset Cinema at Blackpool North Pier
Sunset Cinema at Blackpool North Pier

From the long running hit Broadway show comes one of the most popular screen musicals of all time. 70’s pop icons John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John join some of Hollywood’s old time favorite personalities in this valentine to the 1950’s. Things are really hoppin’ at Rydell High when Danny (Travolta) discovers the object of his “Summer Lovin'” fling Sandy (Newton-John) has moved to town and enrolled in his school. Rama-Lama Ding-Dong!

Watch in the unique location – at the end of North Pier, overlooking the sea.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts at approx. 8.30pm. DJ Aldini playing all your favourite hits before and after the film!
Adults £8, child (under 18) £5. Family of 4 – £20

For your information:

  • Seating is provided, however you cannot choose where you sit when you purchase tickets. The location of your seats are first come, first served.
  • Food and snacks are available, as well as hot drinks and a fully licensed bar.
  • Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wrap up warm as it can get chilly once the sun has gone down!
  • Bringing your own food and drink is not permitted.
  • The venue can be covered in the event of bad weather.
  • The event will only be cancelled if weather conditions are considered dangerous.
  • Refunds/exchanges are only permitted if the event is cancelled.

Book online here

On with the Show

20th August at 7pm

On with the Show at Blackpool North Pier
On with the Show at Blackpool North Pier

Denis Askham & Symphony Lodge (The Entertainers’ Lodge) proudly present this Charity Gala Performance.

On With The Show returns with the biggest and best variety entertainment show Blackpool will see this summer with artists from the worlds of musicals, comedy, magic, illusion, song, dance and live bands performing on the famous end-of-the-pier stage. The variety spectacular, which sold out in 2018, will be filled with songs, comedy and much more. On With the Show was a variety show which performed at the North Pier Theatre for many years, created by the famous producer Lawrence Wright. The name of this year’s show is a tribute to him and all he did for the theatre and Blackpool.

Hosted by radio presenter and DJ, Adam Smith On With The Show will feature West End star Adam Lacey with guests Molly’s Chambers and many other star names to be announced shortly. The 2018 performance raised £4,000 for charities supported by Symphony Lodge and this year it is hoped that figure will increase, with your support. Come and enjoy a night of pure variety entertainment and help support some worthy causes.

Tickets are just £6 and are available online here, and from the North Pier Box Office.

Tanyalee Davis – The Actual Size Tour

Saturday 14th September at 7.30pm

Tanyalee Davis - The Actual Size Tour at Blackpool North Pier
Tanyalee Davis – The Actual Size Tour at Blackpool North Pier

From Las Vegas to Live at The Apollo & The John Bishop Show.

At 3’6″, Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born, Tanyalee currently is making the stage her home by touring all over the world bringing the funny!

Tanyalee had a successful 6 month contract performing “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Tanyalee is part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom. In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.

Book your tickets here

Modern Romance

Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm

Modern Romance at Blackpool North Pier
Modern Romance at Blackpool North Pier

David Jaymes formed Modern Romance from the ashes of punk band The Leyton Buzzards, in 1981. Modern Romance after two flop singles, Andy Kyriacou joined the band.

He was fortunate enough to have joined only 8 weeks before the band charted with their first hit record, “Everybody Salsa”.

This was followed up with “Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey” which made the top ten singles chart in the UK, soon to be followed by “Nothing Ever Goes The Way You Plan”. The second part of this song, was remixed, renamed, and released as a single, reaching No.2 on the U.S. Billboard dance charts as “Can You Move”.

After another hit with “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” the band saw their highest UK chart position, with “Best Years Of Our Lives.” Three more hits followed, in 1983. “High Life” was first, followed by “Don’t Stop That Crazy Rhythm” and their last chart hit, the beautiful ballad, “Walking In The Rain”.

Andy Kyriacou continued with the band, and being the only original member, has put together a line-up of top flight musicians, to make Modern Romance the perfect 80’s band for the 21st Century and the every popular 80’s music scene.

Book your tickets here

Pubstars 2019

2nd and 3rd November from 12pm – Free entry

Pubstars at Blackpool North Pier
Pubstars at Blackpool North Pier

Joey Blower’s very own search for the next X Factor! Do you want to enter this year’s Pubstars competition, for your chance to win a cool £1000!?

All you have to do is audition (sing) at any Joey Blower show this season! Any Saturday afternoon at the Merrie England bar, or Sunday Bank Holidays, until the end of October. Just let the DJ, Jonny Vee, know you would like to audition.

If you just want to come and watch the competition, this is guaranteed to be a weekend full of fabulous singers (and some not so fabulous!), lots of laughs and unforgettable moments!

  • Saturday sees 2 semi-finals, starting at 1pm and then again at 7pm.
  • Sunday is the grand final starting at 1pm. Both days are completely FREE ENTRY!! This is a weekend not to be missed.

Doors open at 12pm. Seating cannot be reserved and is extremely limited so we strongly advise you arrive early. Strictly over 18s only.

Events, Shows and Entertainment at Blackpool North Pier

Live Entertainment at the Merrie England Bar

Live music every weekend from Friday – Sunday eve, and every day during the Illuminations season.

The Merrie England Bar is at the Promenade entrance to Blackpool North Pier, not far from Tower Festival Headland.

Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier
Merrie England Bar at the entrance to Blackpool-North Pier

It’s a warm and friendly bar at the front of North Pier where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by. Showing all major sporting events on the large screens within the bar.

With all your favourite local artists: The Coustics, Emma Louise Jackson, DJ Ian Jackson and many more!

The Joey Blower Show – every weekend!

Whether it’s a stag or hen do, birthday, holiday or just a day out with your mates, don’t miss the best party in town at the Merrie England Bar at North Pier.

Joey Blower Show at the Merrie England Bar, Blackpool North Pier
Joey Blower Show at the Merrie England Bar, Blackpool North Pier

Joey and the gang provide a mix of comedy, wind-ups, competitions, live music, top tunes and much more. It’s not a show for the easily offended!

DJ Johnny Vee keeps the party going while Britain’s Got Talent FINALIST Steven Hall shows off his spectacular dance moves – seeing is believing!!
Plus there’s a chance to win £1000 at the end of the season with the weekly heats for the Merrie England talent search, Pubstars!

The Sunset Lounge and Carousel Bar

Listen to traditional seaside music with FREE organ concerts with Trevor Raven, have a dance or sit back and relax! The Sunset Lounge is at the end of Blackpool North Pier – with amazing views over the sea it’s an open air Victorian sun lounge.

Songs from the shows, classic hits and popular music from today are all performed by Trevor on the organ. You can see Trevor at weekends and every day during the school holidays, from 12pm-4pm. Sessions take place when the weather is fine and there are occasional closures for events on the pier.

Sunset Lounge at the end of Blackpool North Pier
Sunset Lounge at the end of Blackpool North Pier

The Carousel Bar is adjacent to the Theatre and the Sunset Lounge, and a place to relax with your family. There’s a fully licensed bar, delicious snack bar and live music every weekend.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can only be redeemed on the Pier where they were bought. Not transferable.

What you’ll find at Blackpool North Pier

Promenade along an Original Heritage Pier

Blackpool North Pier is an amazing example of Victorian architecture. You can explore it’s history here, and find out what makes it unique. To ‘Promenade’ was originally to dress in your fine clothes and take a stroll in a popular place. Like the seafront – or a pier like this one.

Promenade along Blackpool North Pier
Promenade along Blackpool North Pier

Children’s Rides

There are traditional children’s rides at both ends of Blackpool North Pier where your little ones can enjoy the fun of the fair!

You’ll spot the Helter Skelter from the promenade. There’s also a beautiful original merry go round too, plus various other rides.

Children's Rides at the entrance to North Pier
Children’s Rides at the entrance to North Pier

North Pier Theatre

There’s a different show for everyone at the Theatre at the end of Blackpool North Pier. Shows for 2018 included Cinderella, Dick Whittington, the Rat Pack, Sunset Cinema and many more.

Book your tickets online here

Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance
Blackpool North Pier Theatre entrance

Amusement Arcade

The Amusement Arcade at Blackpool North Pier opens all year round. Test your skills with a selection of video games, fruit machines and prize machines, games of skill, and pinball. There are even machines for the very little ones – there’s something for all the family at the Pier arcade. The arcade is open daily from 10am.

Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier

Cafes and Kiosks

From the entrance to the end of Blackpool North Pier you’ll find an interesting assortment of kiosks, plus plenty of places to eat and drink too.

Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier
Kiosks on Blackpool North Pier

There’s the British seaside favourite of fish and chips – and of course ice cream. In the ‘North Perk’ cafe you can choose from meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks.

Various other kiosks sell gifts, sweets, records and clothes, and no self respecting pier would be complete without a resident fortune teller! Visit Gypsy Petulengro to see what the future holds for you!

Opening Times (from Easter)

  • The amusement arcade is open daily from 10am.
  • The Merrie England bar on North Pier is open daily until late.
  • The deck, Carousel, Sun Lounge and Theatre are all open for the season.
  • All opening hours are weather dependant.

See the Starlings at Blackpool North Pier

North Pier is one of a few places in the country where you can see this amazing sight.

Starlings at Blackpool North Pier. Photo: Glenys Watson
Starlings at Blackpool North Pier. Photo: Glenys Watson

Throughout the months of late autumn and winter, Blackpool North Pier is a roost to tens of thousands of starlings. Each night when they arrive at dusk they create a spectacular display known as a murmuration. They swoop and glide as one huge, black mass as they fly to the pier to bed down for the night.

More about the starling murmurations in Blackpool.

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Blackpool North Pier

The Grade II listed North Pier is the oldest of the three Blackpool piers. Designed by Eugenius Birch, it was opened on 21st May 1863 by the Chairman of the Pier Company, Mr F Preston. The pier still retains its original Victorian design and magnificence; it is still used today for promenading, and sitting and relaxing in the sun. Entrance onto the North Pier is FREE and there are attractions aplenty for all the family. Ride the two-tier Venetian Carousel; sit and relax in the Victorian Sun Lounge; have your palm read and your future foretold by the Petulengros; have a coffee and cake in Costa in the Conservatory; enjoy a drink in the Merrie England and party with Blackpool's legendary Joey Blower on weekend afternoons; all the family are welcome in the Carousel Bar where you can have a drink and eat. North Pier Theatre has the very best in live entertainment; not just during the summer holidays but throughout the year from comedy to dance to variety to concerts... it's fantastic family friendly fun!
Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier2 days ago
Lovely night for a walk down the Pier now the rain has stopped.
Enjoy your week end, give us a visit.
Blackpool North Pier
Blackpool North Pier3 weeks ago
We are looking for mid week/weekend glass collectors and bar staff.

Must be 17 for glass collecting and 18 for bar work.

If interested, please send your CV to sama@blackpoolpiers.co.uk, along with a message as to why you would be the perfect person for one of these positions. Please also include if you are looking for weekend or mid week shifts.

Please tag anyone you think may be interested!

 

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    why do you not mention the organ concerts you have on the pier and why do you not have a show in the week in June especially veterans week

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