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Comedy Carpet

Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1AP

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About this venue

Created by artist Gordon Young, and designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates, the Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. Referring to the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers, the carpet gives visual form to jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the present. Sited in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200m2 work of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete.

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Comedy Carpet exhibit is opposite the entrance to Blackpool Tower on the Promenade side of the road.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool North.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is Tower.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (North Pier Approach)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in North Pier.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Comments View
    • Approaching the Comedy Carpet from the North Pier side there is a resin coated concrete pathway.

Access Point (Central Pier Approach)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Central Pier.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Comments View
    • Approaching the Comedy Carpet from the Central Pier side there is a resin coated concrete pathway.

Comedy Carpet

  • The Comedy Carpet is a Granite surfaces exhibit on the pathway of the Promenade opposite the Blackpool Tower containing comedy notes.
  • There is bench style seating around the edge of the exhibit.
  • There is a slight slope at the edge of the comedy carpet as shown in photographs 2, 4, 5 and 6.
  • The surface of this area could become slippery when wet.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)