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The Viva team are on the hunt for culinary creationists to design a burger for the new Viva Vegas Diner menu.
Not only will the winning burger feature on the new menu but the person who creates it will receive a season pass to Viva giving them free tickets to selection of shows throughout the year.
Competition entries must include all the ingredients that will be included in the burger, a name and a brief description which reflects Vegas, entertainment and the American diner experience.
Entries for the Viva Vegas Diner Burger Competition must be received by 5pm May 4. For more information or to enter www.vivavegasdiner.com
Leye D Johns, entertainment director at Viva Blackpool, said: “The Viva Vegas Diner is going to have a delicious and high quality menu that fits our unique theme perfectly and this is your chance to be part of it.
“What could be better than seeing your culinary creation appear on our new menu and, better still, get yourself a season pass to Viva so you can join us for our fabulous shows free of charge.”
The new diner will be a unique dining and entertainment experience so competition entrants are encouraged to use all their creativity to make their burger the perfect addition to the menu.
Opening May 2017 in the former Harry Ramsden’s building on the promenade the diner will be the first venue of its kind in Blackpool, adding the already thriving Viva Blackpool business.
Competition entries for the Viva Vegas Diner Burger Competition must be received by 5pm May 4. For more information or to enter www.vivavegasdiner.com
Viva Blackpool is to transform the former Harry Ramsden’s on the promenade into the Viva Vegas Diner offering a brand new dining concept on Blackpool’s Golden Mile.
Martin Heywood and Leye D Johns on Blackpool promenade
The new venue sees the multi-award winning business expand its offer, creating 25 new career opportunities and providing a one of a kind experience for visitors and locals alike.
Development work on the Viva Vegas Diner is already underway with a total investment of £1.2m being poured into the new venue, staff development and the existing business.
Martin Heywood, Managing Director of Viva Blackpool, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding with this new venue and investment which is going to create new high quality jobs for local people.
“We’re all about championing Blackpool and providing an exceptional visitor experience to our customers so to have the chance make our mark on Blackpool’s iconic Golden Mile is fantastic.”
Viva Blackpool was opened in 2012 by Blackpool based entrepreneurs Martin Heywood and Leye D John’s, the venue’s host, Entertainment Director and Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2016, and has since gone from strength to strength employing over 65 local people and hosting shows 365 days of the year.
Leye added: “We really believe in Blackpool and being able to offer high quality employment opportunities for local people is just brilliant.
“We’re going to be revealing more about the new venue over the coming weeks so whether you want to be a part of the team or try this brand new dining concept for yourself - make sure you watch this space.”
Viva has a strong ethos of creating meaningful employment opportunities for local people, all paying the living wage, and the new venture is providing the opportunity to guarantee hours and career progression. Alongside the new venue, they are continuing to enhance their training programme for staff, giving their award winning the team the chance to develop their skills and further their careers.
The Viva Vegas Diner will open this May and more information will be revealed over the coming weeks. For more information or to register for updates visit www.vivavegasdiner.com
Our next Showtime Afternoon takes place on 30 May here at Viva Blackpool, The Jerseys presents Oh what A Nite sees the boys making a stop-off at Viva during their sell-out UK tour. They have been performing in sold-out theatres from Aberdeen to Eastbourne but we are delighted to have them back in Viva for this special Afternoon Performance.
Why not come an enjoy at fabulous 2 course lunch or a sumptuous afternoon tea followed by a matinee performance of this popular show. Its a guaranteed foot-tapping afternoon listening to all the hits you love including the songs and music of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, The Stylistics, The Drifters, Four Tops, Overtones, Beach Boys and many more well-loved bands and groups.
Lots more information on Showtime Afternoons below
Details below of one-off shows and read on for more about season-long shows at Viva! which include:
- Leye D Johns Presents… VIVA!- Showtime Afternoons- The Comedy Station Comedy Club- The Jerseys, Oh What a Nite
Sunday 30 April at 7.45pm
Viva Blackpool presents the Official UK No.1 Eagles Tribute show.
An outstanding night with ‘Talon’ performing the best hits of one of the all time greatest bands on the planet – The Eagles.
Prices from £22.00 to £23.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 165 mins running time
Book your tickets here
Friday 5 May at 7.45pm
An Evening with Football legends Bryan Robson O.B.E and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock,with funny stories from on and off the pitchFrom £42.50
Monday 8 May at 7.45pm
The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show.Brian will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.From £25.00
Sunday 14 May at 7.45pm
In this epic 2 hour extravaganza, starring the internationally acclaimed Peter Young and supported by his exceptionally talented backing band, Rock and Roll Dreams Came True is the only show you need to see to experience an a evening as close to seeing Meat Loaf himself. The unique musicianship of this 8 piece live band, complete with Jim Steinman (Will Massey) on piano, will transport you to another world, to experience the Rock and Roll phenomenon that is….Meat Loaf.From £10.00
Friday 26 May & 1 September at 7.45pm
Viva Blackpool presents legends of comedy ‘Cannon & Ball’!
Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and perform a masterclass in comedy writing, timing and talent!
You’ll be clapping along to the music, stamping your feet to the beat and there’ll be laughs a plenty!
May 26th 2017Cannon & Ball are joined by the outrageous Leye D Johns, the stunning Viva Showgirls and a special guest vocalist.
September 1st 2017The hilarious Harper Brothers join Cannon & Ball alongside Leye D Johns and the Viva Showgirls for a packed night of music dance and comedy!From £5.50
Friday 26 May, 28 July, 25 August, 22 September, 20 October, 15 December at 7.45pm
Rose Marie performing throughout the season right here at Viva Blackpool with musician and vocalist Andy Mudd in support.
With 17 million albums sold, Las Vegas residencies and a string of singles and accolades join this Irish Singing Superstar right here in Blackpool
Prices £16.50 per ticketRound Room. Approx 120 mins running time
Friday 2 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 13 October, 17 November, 27 & 28 December - shows at 7.30pm
He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.
Roy Chubby Brown returns to Viva for his 3rd consecutive season – as Blackpool as ‘Fish & Chips’ and ‘Blackpool Rock’, come and see Chubby at his finest – up close and personal and packing in the crowds
If you are easily offended – we suggest you stay away from this show!
SUPPORT BANDS CONFIRMED FOR CHRISTMASTues 27th Dec- SKA FACEWeds 28th Dec – THE IMMEDIATES (MOD BAND)
Prices from £17.00 to £24.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 120 mins running time
Sunday 4 June at 7.30pm
Viva Blackpool presents one of the biggest upcoming names in UK stand-up comedy – the infamous, cheeky chap himself – Lee Nelson!
After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show.From £10.00
Monday 5 June at 8pm
Join Merrill Osmond as he celebrates his 58th year in show business and continues to produce new music, tour and perform both solo and with his brothers entertaining huge audiences both in America and The United Kingdom.
Merrill is performing a 6 date Rock Tour June 2017 in the UK – including a special one off date right here at Viva BlackpoolFrom £8.00
Friday 9 June at 7.45pm
First you gotta speed it up…
Making their return to Viva Blackpool come and enjoy Eurovision and 80s icons Cheryl, Mike, Jay and special guest Bobby McVey as the guys ‘formerly of’ BUCKS FIZZ come to town for a special one off show to kick off Blackpool Pride weekend.From £12.00
Sunday 11 June at 7.45pm
From the original ‘Pop Idol’ competition, to West End stages and TV fame across the World – Gareth Gates is appearing live at Viva Blackpool for one night as a part of Blackpool Pride’s 2017 celebrations.
Live in concert with an acoustic band, up close and personal to the audience – Fresh from the UK Tour of ‘Footloose’ the musical, this is your chance to come and hear Gareth performing some of his favorite music and covers especially for you.
Make sure you book early and reserve the very best seats in the house.From £12.50
Monday 12 June at 7.45pm
The FAAAAAAABULOUS Ceri Dupree is back on the road with his One Man, 21 woman show. Presenting a glamorous evening of hysterical comedy, amazing vocal impersonations and jaw dropping, eye popping costumes. You could meet Adele, Cher, Joan Collins, Lady Ga Ga, Bjork, Shirley Bassey, Camilla and even the Queen! Ceri brings them all lovingly to life with a touch of Las Vegas class rarely seen in the UK today. Early booking for this is strongly advised!!From £7.00
Monday 19 June at 7.45pm
Andy Crosbie – ELTON JOHN TributeThe Rocket Man Show is not like a run of the mill tribute.His Elton John Tribute Act is a Professional show with state of the art Martin Audio Sound system.Amazing Lighting show with moving heads. lasers led video animation back drops and white baby grand piano as standard on all shows.
Pete Valentine – GEORGE MICHAEL TributeThis is a top quality George Michael & Wham Tribute Act with superb look and sound-alike! Many years have been spent perfecting this George Michael Tribute Show and his repertoire will keep you captivated and dancing all night long! A stunning performance and dedicated tribute with vocals every bit as strong as George himself. With every attention to detail covered, this superb tribute artiste will have you believing George Michael is in the room with you!From £10.00
Friday 30 June at 7.45pm
The Lancashire Hotpots love a good feed and their new show Food Glorious Food showcases all their favourite songs about grub.
As well as favourites such as Shopmobility Scooter and I Fear Ikea, the lads will be piling on the comedy calories with songs about late night kebabs, fussy eaters and everyone’s favourite, a chippy tea! Forget Weightwatchers and join the Hotpots for a night of madcap music and laughs. Pre-Show dining is available for this event and is served in The Festival Suite between 6pm & 7pm.From £7.00
29 & 30 December at 7.45pm
Chris Connor is simply an amazing artiste who recreates the atmosphere, sound and production values of the World’s greatest ever recording artist.
If you love ‘The King’ then this is a show not to be missed!
With the highest production values and the highest performance standard, it is truly as if Elvis Presley is performing in front of your very eyes!
Prices from £12.50 to £25.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 145 mins running time
Located on Blackpool Promenade right next door to Blackpool Tower opposite the brand new Festival House, VIVA! is a multi-purpose venue which opened in 2012. Hosting full production cabaret spectaculars and live shows, private functions and corporate events - you can also come to VIVA for weddings and civil ceremonies, and even Sunday lunch.
From 7.45pm, see dates below
Viva Blackpool presents the big Vegas style show night out at the Vegas Venue in the Heart of Blackpool!
Join your hilarious host Leye D Johns for a night of incredible entertainment as we’re joined by the most talented vocalists you’ll hear live, our gorgeous Viva showgirl dancers dripping in feathers, sequins and sparkle and fantastic production lighting and video to create a show loved by thousands each year in Blackpool – it’s Viva VEGAS Live!
Take your reserved seats, enjoy superb service to your table with a wide selection of drinks and food options to choose from – all topped off with the very best in entertainment!
Prices from £0.00 to £19.50 per ticket
VIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 180 mins running time
April 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22 & 29May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30June 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25 & 29August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30October 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 & 31November 3, 7 & 11 November
Show starts at 7.45pm - see below for dates
Joe Longthorne presents an evening packed with variety!
Headlined by a true vocal legend – Joe Longthorne with an intimate performance with a 7 piece live band featuring Joe’s favourite music, hits and audience favourites.
With full support show starring the cast of Viva, including singers and our dancers as well as host Leye D Johns.From £9.50
Sunday 28 May,16, 23 & 30 July,6, 13, 20 & 27 August, 3, 10, 17 & 24 September, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October, 5 & 12 November
From 1.30pm, see below for dates
Join us at the glitzy Viva, Blackpool’s very own Vegas show venue for an afternoon of entertainment and variety!
Take your reserved seats as we serve a delicious 2-course lunch before our resident cast perform an amazing show for you, with different themes and shows available to choose from.
The dancefloor is open throughout the show and after – so you can work off your lunch, cash Bingo and a warm welcome from the very start… it’s a wonderful afternoon full of fun, humour, song & dance.
Our next Showtime Afternoon takes place on 28 March here at Viva Blackpool, The Jerseys presents Oh what A Nite sees the boys making a stop-off at Viva during their sell-out UK tour. They have been performing in sold-out theatres from Aberdeen to Eastbourne but we are delighted to have them back in Viva for this special Afternoon Performance.
Prices £19.95 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 75 mins running time.
Tues 30th May - The Jerseys present Oh What A NiteThurs 29th June - Vegas Icons, starring The RatpackersThurs 27th July - Viva Vegas Live!Thurs 24th Aug - The Jerseys present Oh What A NiteTues 12th Sept - Vegas Icons, starring The RatpackersWed 25th Oct - Viva Vegas Live!Thurs 30th Nov - Viva Christmas ShowtimeMon 18th Dec - Viva Christmas Showtime
Viva Blackpool presents The ‘Jerseys’ as we celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time. The 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
After performing 3 back to back seasons here at Viva, this year the guys had the added pleasure of performing as part of the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle -such is the high regard for the talent and repertoire of this fantastic sounding quartet of singers.
It’s an evening of great music, fun and more – featuring our amazing vocalists, your host Leye D Johns and our beautiful dancers – the Viva Showgirls, don’t miss out on this incredible night with ‘The Jerseys’!
5, 12, 19 April3, 10, 17, 24, 30 & 31 May7, 14, 21 & 28 June5, 12, 19 & 26 July2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August6, 13, 20 & 27 September4, 11, 18 & 25 October1 & 8 November
Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic, Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic, Illusions, Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed, Puzzled and even Scared, but above all Entertained.
A fun filled show for all the family!
“I still don’t know how it’s done” Jonathan Ross
“Unmissable” “Great family fun” Blackpool Gazette
Please Note – Sunday performances will start at 7:30pmPrices from £6.50 to £25.00 per ticketFestival Suite. Approx 140 mins running time
4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 20, 21, 30 April28, 29 May14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31 July3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31 August1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 September1, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29, 31 October
Show starts at 7.45pm, see below for dates
From the producers of the hit show ‘The Jerseys – Oh What A Nite’ this is a brand new show premiering this season… It’s the show with Swing & Bling!
We’re taking you to the fantastic Vegas strip with an incredible mix of classics from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Ella Fitzgerald to new music from Michael Buble, the Overtones, Bob Blakley… with more than a touch of bling!
Prices from £0.00 to £19.50 per ticketVIVA Cabaret Theatre. Approx 120 mins running time
6, 13, 20, 27 April11, 18, 25 May1, 8, 15 June
From 8.15pm, see dates below
Viva Blackpool presents the very best in comedy talent every week for ‘Stand-Up Saturday’ hosted by Ryan Gleeson.
Eat, Drink and get merry! Viva is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club – the hilarious night out that you cannot miss!
Prices from £13.50 to £13.50 per ticket
Round Room. Approx 120 mins running time
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 April6, 13, 20 & 27 May3, 10, 17 & 24 June1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 July5, 12, 19 & 26 August2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 September7, 14, 21, 28 October4, 11, 18 & 25 November2, 9, 16 & 23 December
VIVA Weddings are a Beautifully Unique way of celebrating your Big Day.
We love to give a wow factor, a fantastic first impression and a sense of amazement to the detail and care we put into your day.
VIVA Blackpool has 3 separate rooms to choose from,The Round Room which holds 120 Guests, The Festival Suite which holds 350 Guests, The VIVA Cabaret Theatre which holds 700 Guests.
Our wedding breakfast menu consists of a diverse choice which can be adapted to your needs if you were thinking of something in particular.
We also love to boast the fact that your wedding photos will spectacular with Blackpool's Main Seafront area, The Comedy Carpet and Blackpool Tower right outside our front doors. You will be guaranteed pictures worthy of the lifetime memory.
Please give us a call today, we endeavor to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Call our Events Manager Amy for more details on (01253) 297 297
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