Arts, events and entertainment

A vibrant and colourful arts and cultural scene can be found on the Fylde with plenty going on throughout the year, with a good array of indoor and outdoor performance venues, heritage venues, theatres and a good events programme throughout the year.

Dave Spikey

Live entertainment in Fylde

The 450 seat capacity Lowther Pavilion (800 standing capacity) in Lytham is a cultural hub of community entertainment and regularly welcomes top names in entertainment from stand up comedy, to musicals and there’s a fantastic cinema programme too. The venue is also an ideal exhibition or wedding venue and holds community events. Recently, the likes of John Bishop, Jason Manford, Milton Jones and more have trod the boards and there’s the annual pantomime too (oh yes there is!). Both Rick Wakeman and Robert Plant have performed at the venue in recent times. The Pavilion is set in the beautiful Green Flag award winning Lowther Gardens, now featuring a statue of comedy legend Bobby Ball. There’s plenty of parking and a popular doggy friendly cafe.

For information on upcoming shows at the Lowther Pavilion, click on the Lowther Pavilion website

Other venues such as the historic Lytham Hall regularly stage live entertainment too with a summer theatre in the park programme.

A lively year round events programme

There is a wealth of events throughout the year right on our doorstep. The Lytham Festival attracts 100,000 music fans to Lytham Green and in 2024 the TK Maxx presents Lytham Festival will welcome Shania Twain, Madness, James, Hozier, The Courteeners, Rick Astley and many more.

The Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend, the St Anne’s International Kite Festival  for starters gives visitors to the area something to choose from. Then there’s a wealth of village and town Club Days, Gala Days, carnivals, triathlons, cycle races, charity events and so much more which take place across the area. Just up the road there’s Blackpool too with its world famous illuminations, air show and music events (Will Smith and Britney Spears have both appeared in Blackpool in recent years) and there’s theatres in Fleetwood and Lancaster too bringing live entertainment and a wide range of events.

Lionel Richie
lytham 1940s police

Are you an event organiser? Get in touch

Are you an event organiser looking to hold an event in Fylde? There will be various requirements such as event plans, traffic plans, health and safety aspects to name but a few. In order to notify us about a proposed event and use of any land under the control of Fylde Council, please use the links below. We will then receive your event form and get in touch to find out more and help to ensure your event complies with necessary statutory regulations.

Fylde Council have a small amount of grant funding to help support innovative events in their early stages. If you would like to know more and be able to potentially access this funding, then please click here

TO NOTIFY FYLDE COUNCIL ABOUT YOUR EVENT OR APLY FOR EVENT FUNDING, CLICK HERE.

The arts and cultural scene in Fylde

You’ll find a vibrant cultural and creative community here, resulting from creative activities and partnerships. There’s  the Lytham Heritage Centre, with a year round programme of exhibitions. Head to the Ashton Pavilion in St Annes to see locally produced art on sale or do pop along to St Annes Back Road West to see some of the reprints of the famous Lytham St Annes Art Collection or more recently, some pieces of urban art.

Look out for the Heritage Open Days programme, usually taking place in September when you get the chance to go behind the scenes at various buildings in the area, one of which is the Lytham St Annes Art Collection which is on display at the Town Hall in St Annes (pre booked group tours can be pre booked throughout the year for a small charge).

COMING SOON – the Fylde Gallery at Lytham Hall. A new first floor gallery space that will exhibit a changing programme from pieces of the Lytham St Annes Art Collection as well as other visiting exhibitions – more details soon…

Art exhibition - Fylde Gallery