Winter Gardens to host Royal Variety Performance

This year's Royal Variety Performance will take place at the Blackpool Opera House, within the Winter Gardens complex.

The annual show sees stars performing family entertainment including comedy, music, dance and magic and features the winner of the year's Britain's Got Talent contest. Highlights of the show will be aired on ITV and on TV networks across the commonwealth. 

The event is orchestrated by The Royal Variety Charity, which supports the entertainment industry and operates Brinsworth House, a care-home for retired members of the entertainment profession and their dependants.

Giles Cooper, chairman of the Royal Variety Charity, said: "The Royal Variety Charity is thrilled that the Royal Variety Performance will be held in Blackpool this year. We have worked relentlessly to ensure that we can produce a Royal Variety Performance in some shape or form to raise much needed funds at this critical time.

"Due to the current national lockdown restrictions, we are now not able to have a live audience, and all the artists and crew will be strictly observing social-distancing and other safety measures. However, we are pleased to announce that a virtual audience featuring key workers, including NHS staff from the Blackpool region and Royal Variety Charity supporters, will be able to enjoy the show."

This will be the third time the Royal Variety Performance has been to Blackpool, having previously been held there in 1955 and 2009, both times being attended by the Royal Variety‘s sole Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

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