Winter Gardens: Empress Ballroom


Capacity 3250

The Empress Ballroom: A Versatile and Historic Venue for Unforgettable Events The Empress Ballroom, nestled within the iconic Winter Gardens complex in Blackpool, is a venue that seamlessly blends grandeur with adaptability. With a rich history of hosting prestigious events, this ballroom offers a unique and unforgettable experience for any occasion. A Storied Past Throughout the late 20th century, the Empress Ballroom was a favoured destination for the annual conferences of the UK's major political parties – Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats. Its walls have witnessed pivotal moments in British history, contributing to its enduring fame and prestige[1]. Unparalleled Versatility With a maximum capacity of 3,250 delegates, the Empress Ballroom boasts remarkable flexibility[3]. Its layout can be tailored to suit any event, from theatre-style seating to banquet arrangements, ensuring a perfect fit for your unique requirements. Additionally, the space can be transformed into an exhibition area, allowing delegates to freely explore displays and exhibits, fostering engagement and interaction[1]. Seamless Connectivity One of the standout features of the Empress Ballroom is its direct linkage to the Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre, Arena, and Olympia Exhibition Centre. This seamless connectivity enables effortless expansion for larger events, offering unparalleled convenience and functionality. Exceptional Amenities The Empress Ballroom is equipped with three levels, including two balconies and a fully sprung main floor. A stage, situated midway on the south wall, features a 9m proscenium and 6m depth, which can be extended or removed as required. Furthermore, state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and rigging systems are available, ensuring a professional and polished event experience. A Celebration of Events Whether you're planning a conference, exhibition, or any other large-scale event, the Empress Ballroom
Venue Details


Winter Gardens

Church Street



Contact Details

Telephone: 01253 629600



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