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!
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
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.
Snow White Summer Pantomime
Every Wed from 31st July – 28th Aug with shows at 2.30pm and 7pm
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
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Came True – Meatloaf The Show
Saturdays in August at 7.30pm
“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!
Alice in Wonderland
Sundays from 4 August to 1 September, shows at 2.30pm (7pm on 11 August)
This August, take a trip down the rabbit hole with us in this unforgettable adaptation of Lewis Caroll’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!
Tanyalee Davis – The Actual Size Tour
Saturday 14th September at 7.30pm
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.
Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm
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.
2nd and 3rd November from 12pm – Free entry
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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