An Evening With – Still Games Paul Riley
BAFTA award winning actor/ comedian Paul Riley will be appearing in a very special ‘evening with’ event at Viva Blackpool on 7th April 2023.
Bringing an evening of fun, laughter and memories of his 30-year TV career and an opportunity for the audience to ask anything they’ve ever wanted about the iconic Still Game!
Paul is of course best known for his role as Winston Ingram in the Scottish sitcom, Still Game. However, previously he had worked on Chewin’ the Fat, the sketch show from which Still Game was spun-off. Riley also starred in, wrote and directed Dear Green Place.
After 62 episodes, 21 years and a record-breaking run of live shows at the OVO Hydro, Paul will share stories of his time on the show playing the part of the much-loved Winston Ingram and lift the lid on some of the secrets that’s lead him to be one of Scotland’s most admired household names.
With live music, stand-up comedy, and meet and greet opportunities, ‘An Evening with Paul Riley’ promises to be a hilarious night out!
Please note that for legal reasons, Paul is not able to appear as the character ‘Winston’.
Book this show with a £5pp deposit, with the full booking balance due 7 days before – click here for terms & conditions
- Show Tickets £24.50pp (inclusive of Booking Fee)
- VIP Meet and Greet Tickets from £49.50pp – Please Note: This will take place prior to the show.
Book our ‘Show & Dine’ upgrade for just £24.95 and add dessert for just £2.95 – enjoy the full Viva experience. Click here for our current menu (PDF) – please note menus may change/vary from advertised due to seasonal produce availability
Doors open at 6.30pm and show starts at 7:30pm, the show runs in 2 halves, with a 20 minute interval. Each half is a minimum 1 hour, 20 minutes in length with the show finishing at approximately 11:00pm.
Ages 16 and Over
Pre-show dining available for this show - make a full night of it and enjoy the Viva experience. Dining options are available to book via our box office on 01253 297 297 or online after you’ve selected your seats
Group discounts are available for bookings of 10 people more more. Discounts will automatically apply at checkout
Show Dates & Times
Please Note – Viva is moving to a cashless venue and payment by card is preferred. Table service is only available via card payment and limited service points will transact with cash. We accept all major forms of debit and credit card including Apple Pay/Google Wallet.
Your seats are reserved and guaranteed for the show.
Our seating plan is a mix of table sizes with tables of 2,4 and 6 and 12 people.
We have different tiers of seating which are represented by different coloured dots (seats) on the plan. Our main room shows have ‘Premier’, ‘Standard’, ‘Bar’ and ‘Premier-Plus’.
No need to get up to the bar, or wait in queues as there’s waiter service throughout the night serving drinks and snacks
You can make specific seating requests if you want (i.e. if you don’t want to sit too near to the front!).
You can either select your own seat online, or make the request to the box office operative when booking
Yes. Tickets for our resident and visiting shows are all for a reserved seat for the show only.
There are various upgrade options available for most shows after you have selected your seats/show ticket type (Adult/Junior etc.) with options to add a dining package, and pre-order drinks options etc.
Whilst we recommend dining with us to get the complete ‘Viva experience’, you can opt to come just for the show by selecting a ‘Show Only’ ticket which is a reserved seat for the show.
We LOVE groups.
Viva is a perfect destination for a party, or a group. With different table sizes (2s, 4s, 6s, 10s and 12s) and a flexible layout meaning we can add tables together, or seat in the same area of the room – we can cater for any private party requirement within our big show atmosphere.
Group discounts are available for bookings of 10 people more more. Discounts will automatically apply at checkout.
- -10 people or more - 10%
- 20 people or more - 12.5%
- 30 people or more - 15%
When booking dining as a group, we’re likely to need your menu options before your visit (for groups of 10 or more people.)
Please click here and send an enquiry to our Groups Specialist if you’d like help putting together a package for your booking
This is a new reservation option we have brought in for 2021, now extended into 2023 to provide piece of mind and an easy way to reserve seats without having to pay full price straight away.
Please note – not all visiting shows have the option of our ‘Flexible Deposit’ ticket
For just a £5 deposit – we will reserve the seat for you, with payment due at least 3 days before. You can contact us anytime up to this point to pay your full balance, or our box office team will contact you closer to the time to take a payment. We may require payment at an earlier date at our discretion.
- Your £5 deposit secures your ticket and seat (where applicable) for the chosen show on the chosen performance date
- The £5 deposit is removed from the total ticket price (excluding booking fee) at the time the balance is due.
- The total ticket price may change – securing a seat with a £5 deposit does not ‘lock in’ the final price of the ticket, only payment in full (which is a full and final settlement to lock in the ticket price) can guarantee the final price of the ticket.
- The remaining balance is due in full at least 7 days prior to the performance date. We may call and request your balance sooner at our discretion.
- If you do not pay the remaining balance 7 days prior to the performance date, your seat reservations will be cancelled and released back on sale and your deposit balance can not be transferred to another performance after this deadline
- All Deposits/Ticket payments are non-refundable (as per our booking terms and conditions) unless protected by our Viva Ticket Protection scheme
Full terms can be found online – click here
Our Cabaret Theatre at Viva is a spacious, modern and comfortable venue which seats up to 650 people.
The stage is large, but close to the front tables – and all guests will feel like their part of the show with tables of various sizes.
You’re free to get up and dance around the table if you want to (as long as you don’t spoil the view for anyone else), and you can move around the room freely during the performance (relaxed space policy)
If you’ve ordered pre-ordered dining – then you’ll dine in your show seats before the curtain goes up on the performance.
Here are some images of the Viva Cabaret Theatre
For £2.50 per ticket, you can opt to protect your ticket against illness, travel issues and other disruption with our ‘Viva Ticket Protection’ offer.
For this we will offer a flexible booking arrangement, whereas if you are unable to make the performance for any reason – we will refund your tickets (including any box office charges) to a credit on your customer account with us which you can use at the venue towards any purchase for a period of 18 months.
If ticket protection is not taken, all tickets are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be transferred.Ticket Protection Terms
- Tickets can only be credited in advance of a performance, we cannot apply credits after a show has occurred.
- No monetary refunds or transfer to another customer can be undertaken.
- Credit will last for 18 months from the date of cancellation before it will automatically expire.
For further ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ – please click here