See Inside The Winter Gardens Blackpool
A unique opportunity to take a tour of the inside of The Winter Gardens. See all of its amazing facilities and architecture and even look back stage in The Opera House. Very rarely do we have the chance to see this historic complex witout audiences and members of the public - enjoy!
To view simply use the circular controller in the top left hand corner.
Alternativley place your mouse on the image below, hold down left button and move in any direction, up or down.
To advance click on the white direction arrows on the floor or use your keyboard arrows
Start the Virtual Tour inside:
The Opera House
The Spanish Hall
The Baronial Hall
Empress Grill Room
Blackpool's Winter Gardens first opened to the public on 11 July 1878, with a lavish ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of London and Mayors and Mayoresses from 68 towns throughout the country. Its aspirations as a venue since then have continued to mirror the development of Blackpool as a seaside resort, which expanded as part of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth century boom in leisure time. From the 1860s onwards, the appetite for a wide range of entertainment grew in the resort and The Winter Gardens developed as an entertainment complex and adapted to cope with a disparate range of visitors.
The scale and sheer architectural richness of The Winter Gardens provided a vibrant theatrical and entertainment experience for both the audience and the performers. Over the years, holiday-makers enjoyed concert parties, exhibitors, ballroom dancing and international stars of stage, screen and radio. The scope and ambition of The Gardens as an entertainment complex was always national if not international in ambition, with the casts of thousands who have trodden its boards over the past century reading as a roll call in performance history.
"The Most Magnificent Palace of Amusement In The World" by Professor Vanessa Toulmin.