Year 6′s second visit to discover Blackpool in Victorian times was to the Grand Theatre.
Here we began by listening to a talk about the history of the Grand and why it was built. We learned that it was one of the first theatres with electric lighting and how the builder pioneered the use of columns around the outside of the stalls.
We then had a tour of the theatre where we saw:
- some fantastic art work
- the royal box
- dressing rooms
- the staging of one of the current plays
- the very scary bridge across the riggings
- the scary (and high) seats at the top
- and much much more!
Thanks to the organisers for a fantastic visit!