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2019 Round Up – Another Fantastic Year At Viva Blackpool!

3 January 2020

Viva Blackpool presents 2019, another fantastic year of entertainment for our Vegas Venue in the heart of Blackpool.  

We pride ourselves on offering a great selection of entertainment all year round for both locals and visitors to our popular, seaside resort. Whatever your taste in show may be, we do our very best to put on extravagant in-house productions like Viva Vegas Variety, The Jersey Beats and Voulez Vouz, attract hilarious comedy acts like Cannon & Ball, and pop and rock tributes like The Whitney Houston Experience, Michael Jackson The Legacy just to name a few. 

Here are our top 5 moments of 2019, we cannot wait to bring you more amazing shows in 2020! 

  • Jersey Beats Tenerife Special  
  • Win a Wedding at Viva  
  • All You Need Is Love – The Discovery Of Beatlemania New Show  
  • Radio Waves’ Culture, Lifestyle and Business Awards 2019 
  • Local Dance Schools & Colleges perform at Viva  


  1. Jersey Beats Tenerife Special 

The Jersey Beats flew out to sunny Tenerife to kick of the Oh What a Nite tour in January 2019 for the very first time. For one night only, Los Cristianos gets the Blackpool treatment of full production and a brilliant night inspired by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Our most popular show starring the Jersey Beats, hilarious host Leye D Johns and gorgeous Viva Showgirls perform their popular show. The bonus of a week in the sun is greatly welcomed by the cast and crew, swapping the blustery promenade for beautiful beaches. It is an all-round lovely experience for those involved, helping to strengthen working relationships and value the team spirit outside of our Vegas Venue.  

The Jersey Beats Tour kicks off in Tenerife on Saturday 18th January 2020. All UK dates are listed on their website, two special shows for Valentine’s day & Mother’s day afternoon at Viva with Summer residency starting April 2020. 

     2. Win a Wedding  

The Win a Wedding competition was back at Viva for the third year in March. Hosted in collaboration with Radio Wave, this competition is an amazing opportunity for newlyweds in need of a venue and will be back in 2020. The lucky couple win a wedding package valued at £10,000 with generous donations from local wedding suppliers. After the initial competition, all couples who enter are invited for a Wedding Fayre to meet the suppliers and compete for the grand prize. Five couples chosen at random make it to the next stage where a variety of games and quizzes finalise the winner. Perri & Danny were the lucky winners this time, with their wedding date set for October. The package provided venue hire, videographer & photographer, dressing and decorations, food buffet and a welcome package. We look forward to the fourth year of this competition, and for another lucky couple to win a memorable wedding with us.  

We love being able to offer our venue as a themed place for an engagement or wedding and gifting the experience is even better! Are you engaged, planning a wedding, needing a venue? Win a Wedding 2020 opens 23rd March 2020.  


3. All You Need Is Love – The Discovery Of Beatlemania New Show 

We knew it was about time we added another fabulous, in house production to the list. This came in the form of The Music of the Beatles, All you need is love starting its Summer residency on Monday 3rd June 2019. The show is a magical mystery tour through the ages of one of the world’s most iconic bands. It really is a feel-good show and we are excited to welcome it back for the new year. The level of production, vocals and dance is a true reflection of how much we strive to deliver a professional, exciting performance for everyone who visits. With the global success of The Beatles offering a performance that features some of the world’s most loved music was in keeping with our ideals. Blackpool welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year, so we want to offer something for everyone, and we know this show will be well received going into its 2nd year.  

This show can be seen throughout Summer 2020, with the first show back on Sunday 22nd March for Mother’s Day evening. 



  1. Radio Wave Awards

June was a rewarding and humbling month as Viva took home two awards from the Radio Wave Culture and Lifestyle Awards Night. The black-tie event awarded the team with Customer Service Excellence Award and Best Nightlife Award something the whole team are extremely proud of. Since opening in 2012, all involved have worked tirelessly to offer a memorable night out in Blackpool, upping our game season after season to provide the best talent. As voted for by the public, Viva will continue to exceed expectations and grow as a reliable venue in Blackpool and Lancashire. The Radio Wave Awards attract over 600 guests to the Empress Ballroom, hosted by Scott and Stacey of the Radio Wave Breakfast Team.  We hope next year will be just as successful. 


  1. Local Dance Schools & Colleges perform at Viva

The final moment for 2019 highlights just how promising and exciting the future is in performance, dance and stage shows. Our venue is available for hire from parties to weddings but the most rewarding for all those involved is being host to local musical theatre, dance and drama schools and colleges. Blackpool is rich in performance history, so being able to host memorable shows for pupils and their teachers who have a real passion for the arts is truly inspiring.  

This year we have welcomed in amazing companies with talented individuals performing in pantomimes, end of term showcases and themed productions. The events team aim to offer our venue as the perfect place to thrive and enjoy performing to an audience. It is an amazing opportunity for any young talent to get a feel for the big stage, spotlights and all! 

A huge well done and thank you to the schools and colleges who have hired our venue this year: Phil Winston’s TheatreWorks, VAD productions, HR DanceWorks, Studio 15 Dance Academy, Jet Studios, CMDA, Cats with Red Shoes, Centre Stage Academy, ACross the boards, Omerod Trust, Lil Beatz.  

To enquire or book your event or show contact our events team [email protected] .  


Thank you…

The above moments are just a small insight into what happens here at Viva. As another incredible year filled with amazing highlights comes to an end, we are very thankful for all bookings and shows that come through the door. Team Viva wishes everyone a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you to our Vegas Venue in 2020. 

As the New Year has already started, a little bonus from us. We have extended our Early Bird discount throughout January! Do away with the January Blues and get planning your visit to Viva. If you are coming to Blackpool in the Spring or Summer, our in-house shows are featured in this offer and can be booked now via box office or website. Treat yourself to an unforgettable show and save on amazing entertainment. Don’t miss out, savings of up to £26 on a premium table of four!  



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