The Blackpool Tower to welcome new entertainment suite
In order to celebrate its 125th birthday, The Blackpool Tower will be revealing a new themed entertainment and event suite this summer, to be used for family fun, events and conferences.
Work has already started on the new 750-capacity venue, due to open to the public in August.
The new suite, which will appeal to all, is due to open in August this year. It replaces the children’s play area, Jungle Jim’s, and an additional 20 new jobs will be created.
Kenny Mew, General Manager at The Blackpool Tower, said: “We are really excited to be opening this new space for the public. This new area will increase the potential of attracting big names in the entertainment industry right here to Blackpool. The possibilities are endless. It will have multiple themes, including a taste of circus that Blackpool is so famous for!
“Over the years, Jungle Jim’s has been close to many people’s hearts and it has brought literally thousands of hours of playtime fun which will always be remembered.
“Moving forward, it is important for The Blackpool Tower to ensure it is meeting public demand in relation to features which they want to see. Over the years, we have noticed an increasing appetite for unique event spaces inside our iconic building; therefore we are keen to meet this demand and to be able to create 20 plus permanent jobs which is a real positive for Blackpool.
“During its 125 year history, this area has been home to many exciting attractions and this new space will only add to the legacy of this historic building. It will really complement our portfolio of first class event spaces here at The Blackpool Tower.”
Currently The Blackpool Tower is home to attractions including The Blackpool Tower Eye, The Blackpool Tower Circus, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom and The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, which can also be used for meetings and events.
This month The Blackpool Tower celebrates its 125th birthday. On May 14, honoured guests and friends of the Lancashire landmark will gather in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom to commemorate the anniversary.