This year, The Blackpool Tower Projections will run between 3 September and 3 January, and will once again transform the iconic Tower building into a sea of light, colour and sound.
From festive-filled stories to sci-fi projections that will catapult you to another world, these free-to-watch, digitally-mapped shows are a mesmerising treat for the eyes.
Frost Fairies - 19 November - 3 January, 2022
A newly-created 3D light projection for 2021, Frost Fairies tells the enchanting children’s story of fairies, fireflies, precious jewels and ice palaces as its projected nightly on to the front of The Blackpool Tower building. Watch the Tower magically come alive as the projection colourfully bursts into life and the frost fairies delicately take over this historic building.
Specially produced by video projection artists Illuminos, it will be shown along with several other projection shows throughout the extended Blackpool Illuminations season (until 3 January).
Astral Dreams - 3 September, 2021 - 3 January, 2022
Astral Dreams is a stunning laser-mapped show, transforming The Blackpool Tower with five high-powered lasers.
The mesmerising projection has been created by Blackpool-born international designer Jack Irving, who is best known for creating wildly theatrical outfits for Lady Gaga. Local producer, George Cornes, has also composed a musical accompaniment to support the impressive laser show.
The show is a journey through light and sound, and a depiction of the abstract visions we have when we dream. The Astral Dreams project has brought together a group of artistic-minded people to construct a laser show unlike anything Blackpool has ever seen before - with original musical scores and tailored laser programming to give a unique experience to those who attend.
Head to the Comedy Carpet directly opposite and enjoy the free-to-view spectacle.
Down The Rabbit Hole - 3 September - 19 December
Down the Rabbit Hole tells the story of an astronaut exploring new worlds. The show explores a fantasy based loosely upon a remarkable mission of determination and ambition. This experience draws the audience into worlds without gravity: beautiful, fantastic and full of uncertainty.
This incredible show was created by Czech-based digital art collective The Macula, an award-winning company formed in 2007. The team have dazzled audiences throughout Europe with their shows, gaining great acclaim in the UK with Luminous Flux to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Liverpool’s Liver Building.
Enchanted Blackpool - 3 September - 19 December
Enchanted Blackpool was created by Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen, the daughter of Illuminations Curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Cecile is a film-maker and brought to life designs created by her father in this show.
A flurry of cute characters and lavish backdrops delight the show’s main character, a woman who has wandered into this magical world as she journeys from under the sea to the opulent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Other projections include:
Sooty - 3 September - 19 December
The Sooty Projection Show is a short film celebrating Sooty’s 70th Birthday with an introduction from Sooty himself! We can’t wait to see Sooty and friends on The Blackpool Tower!
Roll up, roll up for Circus250! 3 September - 19 December
The Circus 250 Projection show is celebrating the vast history of circus and, more specifically, The Blackpool Tower Circus. The show will focus on fond memories, sensational acts and larger than life characters from past and present who have inspired entertainment in Blackpool and the rest of the world.
History of Blackpool - 3 September - 19 December
This projection mapping show takes you through a nostalgic journey of Blackpool's time gone by.
Dance - 3 September - 19 December
The projection mapping show celebrates the history of dance in Blackpool. Join in on the Comedy Carpet!
The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors to our events is our upmost priority and to help safeguard this we have implemented the following protocol.
Please observe any safe distancing and hygiene measures we have put in place to protect you, other visitors and our people.
We ask that you do not attend any events if you feel unwell, or have had a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past 10 days