INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS Event guide

On The Day

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th August 2021 at the Spanish Hall, Wintergardens, Blackpool.

FREE ENTRY for BDF members with 2 years consecutive membership

Please present your purchased ticket/s at the door.

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door.

Doors open at 9:30am

Food and Drink

There are many places to eat and drink within the Wintergardens and on the high street.

Patrons please be reminded not to bring their own food and drink to the event.

Getting to the BDF International Congress

The BDF International Congress is held at The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens which is situated at the centre of Blackpool. See below on further details on how to get to the venue.

Venue Address

The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, FY1 1HL.

See Google Maps

 

Driving & Parking

From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav – postcode FY1 1HW.

Central Blackpool does have one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. You may wish to use one of the large, well sign-posted tourist car-parks close to the Promenade or there are 2 car-parks closer to the Winter Gardens.

A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre. This is approx 150m from the Coronation Street entrance (lift access to the main areas of the Winter Gardens building) or approx. 300m from the Church Street entrance (ground level access to the main building)- the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4NY. This is a pay-on-return car-park.

Open air, ground level parking is also available on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street approx 200m from the Church Street entrance – the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4LA. This is a pay-&-display car-park.

Limited metered street-parking is also available close-by. St Johns Square is a shared use space and open to pedestrians only for long-periods. The Winter Gardens does not have on-site public parking.

A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building. Taxis may also drop off outside both entrances to the Winter Gardens subject to traffic restrictions.

 

By Coach

An informal arrangement is currently in place permitting coach access to Church Street (accessed from Leopold Grove) after 6pm to drop off and collect outside the Winter Gardens.

On a majority of evenings the coaches must do a loop in the area fronting the Winter Gardens (it is possible), and exit in the same direction only. If the production attracts multiple coach parties, arrangements can be made to leave the Abingdon Street gates open such that coaches enter via Church Street and exit at Abingdon Street, without congesting the Winter Gardens Frontage. Coaches are not permitted to wait in the area during the performance.

For all enquiries please contact info@wintergardensblackpool.co.uk or telephone 01253 625252

 

By Rail

Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Winter Gardens.

Ticket Enquiries

Please visit the Tickets page for more information

To buy tickets, please contact Pam McGill

congress@ballroomdancersfederation.com

Media Accreditation

The media accreditation application process for the International Congress is open.

To apply for media accreditation for any other BDF events please see the respective event page on the BDF website.

Official Partners & Sponsors

BDF International Congress

 29th – 30th May, 2021

Spanish Hall, Blackpool

On the day

Information about the International Congress including history.

Travel & Parking

Information on how to travel to the International Congress by public transport or car.

Timetable & Lecturers

Provisional timetable.

Food & Drink

Check out the range of food and drink available on site, as well as restrictions for bringing your own food.

Media Accreditation

Media accreditation application for the International Congress.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the BDF EC Team, find out about runner vacancies and read our FAQs.