Opera House (Winter Gardens) Blackpool
Winter Gardens & Opera House
From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav - postcode FY1 1HW.
Central Blackpool does have one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. You may wish to use one of the large, well sign-posted tourist car-parks close to the Promenade or there are 2 car-parks closer to the Winter Gardens.
A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre. This is approx 150m from the Coronation Street entrance (lift access to the main areas of the Winter Gardens building) or approx. 300m from the Church Street entrance (ground level access to the main building) - the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4NY. This is a pay-on-return car-park.
Open air, ground level parking is also available on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street approx 200m from the Church Street entrance - the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4LA. This is a pay-&-display car-park.
Limited metered street-parking is also available close-by. St Johns Square is a shared use space and open to pedestrians only for long-periods. The Winter Gardens does not have on-site public parking.
A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building. Taxis may also drop off outside both entrances to the Winter Gardens subject to traffic restrictions..
There are two main public entrances to the Winter Gardens – these are at Church Street from St John’s Square and from Coronation Street, opposite the Houndshill Centre.
Venues within the building are on multiple levels.
If entering the building from Church Street access to the public areas is at street level. Lifts are then available to access the first floor function rooms, upper levels of the Opera House and the Empress Ballroom and also the Olympia exhibition hall or to exit onto Coronation Street.
If entering from the Coronation Street entrance a lift from street level is available – this can be found to the left of the entrance. Lifts are then available to access the public areas, the first floor function rooms, upper levels of the Opera House and the Empress Ballroom and also the Olympia exhibition hall.
No cameras or video cameras.
No audio recording devices.
No mobile phones.