North Pier: The Joe Longthorne Theatre


Capacity 1465

Here is the description rewritten to include positioning the North Pier Theatre as the home for developing new musical theatre shows as part of the Capital of Dance Festival: North Pier Theatre: The Iconic Seaside Venue for Developing New Musical Theatre Situated at the very end of Blackpool's historic North Pier, the North Pier Theatre offers a truly unique and captivating setting to become the home for developing new musical theatre as part of the Capital of Dance Festival. This Grade II listed venue, built in 1939, is one of only six operating pier theatres in the country and one of only four located on the seaward end of the pier, providing a remarkable backdrop. A Versatile Space Perfect for Musical Development With a capacity of 1,465 seats, the North Pier Theatre is an exceptionally versatile space, perfect for workshopping and premiering new musical theatre productions before heading to the West End or touring. The theatre's size allows for intimate performances while providing a substantial audience. The adjacent Joe Longthorne Studio, with 130 seats, serves as an ideal supplementary space for readings, dance rehearsals, and more intimate musical events. Whatever your production need. An Iconic Seaside Setting As the Capital of Dance, Blackpool provides the ideal seaside setting for developing dance-driven musical theatre. Eugenius Birch designed the North Pier, an architectural gem whose cast iron construction is an engineering marvel. The pier's promenade offers a relaxing setting with ornate benches and kiosks where creatives can stroll and be inspired by the seaside ambience. Facilities for an Intensive Development Process Beyond the performance spaces, the North Pier Theatre facility is well-equipped to support the intensive development process of musical theatre. With dressing room areas, production facilities, and support spaces, creative teams can undertake multi-week residencies to workshop every aspect of a new musical. And the seaside l
Venue Details


North Pier, Blackpool FY1 1NE



Contact Details

Telephone: 01253 623304



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