The Winter Gardens of Blackpool is internationally known for its spectacular structure. It comprises of 12 venues that are used for various entertainment purposes. It's claim to fame is the Opera House, which is second largest in Europe. Opened in 1878, it is flourishing till now with several performances from around the world. The Empress Ballroom, Arena, Pavilion Theatre, Olympia, Spanish Hall are the major venues that also have historic significance. Events like comedies, music, dance, and many more are held here. The Winter Gardens has provided a strong cultural base not only for Blackpool locals but also for people from all over the world.