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Blackpool has for many decades been the acknowledged entertainment capital of the northwest. It has a beautiful seaside location and three iconic piers, along with the famous Blackpool Tower which is lit up at night. Its popularity slumped somewhat with the advent of cheap package holidays to Spain in the 1970s, but it has bounced back and is today back in its rightful place as one of the country's most popular visitor destinations. One of Blackpool's crowning glories is its Grand Theatre; a Grade II listed building, this splendid establishment with its distinctive façade is also called the National Theatre of Variety. Touring companies including the National Theatre and the Russian State Ballet regularly stage productions here, and when you stay at a local Lancashire hotel or B&B you really must come along and see a show.

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One of Blackpool's real hidden gems is the Grand Theatre. This elegant establishment has a long and very colourful history. It was built by Frank Matcham in 1894, a leading theatre architect of the Victorian era who worked on many of the period's finest music halls. He obviously loved Blackpool, though, because he brought real flair and zest to this particular project. The theatre has been described with some justification as 'Matcham's masterpiece', and you'll soon see why when you visit it from your hotel in Lancaster and marvel at is external and interior harmony. The Royal Shakespeare Company loves this place and has staged many sell-out shows here, including hits such as Eternal Love and Anne Boleyn, as well as many new innovative and experimental productions.

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One of the joys of a holiday or short break in Blackpool is the sheer variety of entertainment on offer. Come here in September and October when the Illuminations are on and the place is like a fairy-tale illustration, with much of the action happening in the Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre every evening. From your local Lancashire hotel or guesthouse it's just a short walk to this legendary venue, and whatever your tastes may be there's bound to be a show of some kind to suit you.

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