Looking for a Christmas gift with a difference? Blackpool Grand Theatre has just the ticket with places now available on their much-loved Photography Sessions and Heritage Theatre Tours.
Indulge your passion for amazing architecture and fascinating theatrical history with their Heritage Theatre Tours and develop your love for photography and learn specialist skills in a unique Photographic Session at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Whether you want to learn the basics, dream of building on your existing photography skills, or are budding professional – their sell-out Photographic Sessions with Sean Conboy are the ideal master class for all levels and make the perfect gift for you and your loved ones this Christmas.
Sean has been the official photographer for The Grand for many years and his incredible work is regularly featured in all their media as well as many international magazines. His famous photo sessions are just under 5 hours in length and will provide you with a variety of skills needed to photograph beautiful structures and interiors. The day begins with an introductory presentation, where Sean uses his extensive technical experience to advise you how to best capture the perfect shot. You will then have the opportunity to take pictures of The Grand’s Grade II* listed interior using Sean’s top tips with your own camera.
Sean Conboy’s Basic Photographic Sessions on 21 January and 26 May will cover insider tips on how to improve your interior photography by using light to the best advantage; how to look for and find pictures in an indoor space and how to use the manual settings on your camera to help improve your pictures. Lucky participants will also get time to roam the amazing auditorium of The Grand and photograph its stunning interior. Buy Tickets Here
Sean Conboy’s Advanced Photographic Session on 28 February will cover a full explanation of tilt and shift camera movements; how to use flash and led lighting to help light interiors; a practical demo of an interior shoot; the chance to use Pro flash lighting and a tech camera with Hasselblad 100mp digital back; how to achieve the best viewpoints and how to use the different focal lengths of a lens to make the most of your subject. Only eight places are available for this much-sought after course to allow more seasoned photographers the opportunity to talk one to one with a leading photographer in his field in a more focused gathering. Buy Tickets Here
Fancy a peek behind the theatre curtain? Stand on the Grand’s famous raked stage and observe the cantilevered tiers or circles, boxes and pit – and the complete visibility of every seat in this atmospheric house with their much-loved Theatre Heritage Tours on Thursday 17 February, Thursday 7 April and Monday 6 June. Delve into the history of one of Blackpool’s iconic landmarks with a selection of their archive material on display. See the secrets of the great stage, take in Blackpool’s hidden gem, learn about flamboyant architect Frank Matcham and explore the warren of staircases that lead to the stars, dressing rooms and beyond.
Grand Theatre, Blackpool now offer an option of either a shorter thirty-minute tour or their more detailed seventy-five-minute tour led by one of their theatre tour guides. Buy Tickets Here
Ideal Christmas gifts for the theatre and photography lovers in your life. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be given unrivalled access to this beautiful Frank Matcham Theatre!