On The Day
Sunday 21st November 2021
Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
Food and Drink
There are many food and drink facilities in the Wintergardens and surrounding areas.
Patrons are reminded that no food or drink should be brought into the ballroom.
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 WDC World Professional Championships
The WDC World Professional Championships is held at The Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens which is situated at the centre of Blackpool. See below on further details on how to get to the venue.
97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HU
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.
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.
Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Winter Gardens.
The timetable for 2021 will be announced nearer the time.
Competitors are politely reminded that the 1st round times are only for guideline and are subject to change at the discretion of the Competiton Organiser. The revised times will be published closer to the date of the event.
The media accreditation application process is open.
To apply for media accreditation for any other BDF events please contact: