Street to Seat project at Grand

Published: 31 May 2015
Reporter: David Upton

Grand Theatre, Blackpool Credit: Sean Conboy

Work has started on the second phase of Blackpool Grand Theatre’s development plan that will see the entrance to the theatre restored to its original splendour. The work is expected to take about 12 weeks.

The Street to Seat project will improve all aspects of audience experience as they enter through the Church Street entrance until they take their seat in the stalls. Outside, the wrought iron canopy and main entrance doors will be stripped back, repaired and repainted.

Inside, the box office will be transformed with new counters and serving windows. The foyer itself will be refurbished with the addition of a platform lift to take wheelchairs to the stalls. The lower toilets will also be renovated with new fittings and lighting.

During the building work, the Grand Theatre will be open as normal and will continue to offer a full programme.