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Empress Ballroom & The Pavilion,

Blackpool Winter Gardens


Join us for a tour of Blackpool’s Historic Winter Gardens complex and visit two of its most haunted venues:

The Empress Ballroom, designed by Mangnall & Littlewood, was completed during the summer of 1896 and was one of the largest ballrooms in the world. During the Great War, the entire Winter Gardens site was thrown open to the naval and military forces stationed nearby. Early in 1918, the Admiralty requisitioned the Empress Ballroom to assemble gas envelopes for the R.33 airship.

With its spectacular barrel-vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers, pristine parquet flooring and ornate balconies, the Empress Ballroom is a quite staggering venue.

The Pavilion Theatre is a stunning theatre in its own right, however it is often overshadowed by the Opera House. In 1885 it received a new proscenium and private boxes, but was extensively altered in 1897 when the floor was lowered and tilted towards the stage.

After entertaining audiences as a cinema with ‘Talkies’ from the early 1930s, the theatre fell into disuse for long periods and only resumed occasional use as a theatre, including old-time music hall shows in the late 1990s when Leisure Parcs took control of the Winter Gardens.

There are so many sightings including that of a little boy in the Empress Ballroom and a lady who watches over the Pavilion from one of its boxes.

 

Dates of Ghost Tours & Investigations

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