Our new home…The Old Electric

The Old Electric

If you have been following our social media posts, you’ll have noted that we have moved into a new home!

In 2020, TESP received Reaching Communities Lottery funding to develop a new community arts hub in the heart of Blackpool.

As a result, we have taken over part of a building in the centre of Blackpool which originally opened as The Princess Electric Theatre in 1922 and has been welcoming visitors ever since as a cinema, market, band venue and a series of nightclubs.

This rich history and the years of enjoyment she has provided is embedded into the fabric of the building; with a new identity of The Old Electric (TheOE) we hope to welcome many more people through her doors – for fun, togetherness and something a little bit different!

We are based at 23 Springfield Rd, Blackpool, FY1 1QW
Can be contacted on 01253 834175 or [email protected]

Meantime, check out our new online space: www.theoldelectric.co.uk
Or follow our socials – theoldelectric at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This is where we’ll be sharing information about all our future events and programmes; if you’re registered to receive e-news then you’re still on our list.

We moved in August 2020 and a team of volunteers have been working hard to get the venue up and running.

Here’s a short film that shows you some of that process on our Youtube channel.

Here’s some snapshots of what it looked like when we first arrived – head on over to our new website to check how it looks now…