Blackburn Empire Theatre is proud to welcome The Shirley Bassey Story this January. Hailed as ‘stunning and moving', The Shirley Bassey Story charts the life and epic career of legendary Welsh singer, Dame Shirley Bassey. From her birth in Cardiff's Tiger Bay in 1937 and her dramatic family life, through to her ...
13th December 2017admin
Blackburn Empire Theatre is proud to present Happy Birthday Elvis, a tribute to the career of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll to celebrate what would have been his 82nd birthday. Paul Molloy and the Red Alert concert band bring you a packed two-hour live show, with all the hits of the ...
5th December 2017admin
Have you ever seen a Princess more beautiful than Cinderella? Have you ever heard a more enchanting story? Have you ever seen two more sickeningly ugly sisters? You haven't until you see Thwaites Empire Theatre's pantomime, Cinderella, this Christmas. Cinderella will amaze you with her rags to riches tale, while the ...
24th November 2017admin
With 70s classics such as "Mr Blue Sky", "Livin' Thing", "Sweet Talkin Woman" and "Roll Over Beethoven" the music of ELO is as memorable today as it always has been. Now, the "Magic" guys, best known for their tribute to Queen, bring their new show to the Blackburn Empire Theatre playing all ...
31st October 2017admin
Lancashire favourites, Norman Prince and Paul Johnston return to the Blackburn Empire Theatre on Friday 20th October. Their show is two jam-packed hours of songs and humour from their famous comedy & folk backgrounds. Norman was the front-man and leader of the country's top comedy folk group, The Houghton Weavers, for over ...
18th October 2017admin
The Sound of Silence, which is still one of Simon and Garfunkels most loved hits, was recorded over 50 years ago! Their music has stood the test of time and & their music is now appealing to a whole new generation of fans, captivated by their hauntingly poignant lyrics and distinctive ...
12th October 2017admin
Memories of yesterday are sure to come flooding back when a Beatles tribute act perform some of the fab four's greatest hits at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Friday 13th October 2017 From the depths of Liverpool's Cavern Club all the way up to that famous rooftop on The Apple Building, ...
5th October 2017admin
International tribute star Rob-B-Williams is bringing his Heavy Entertainment Tour 2017 to Thwaites Empire Theatre this Saturday 7th October. Rob-B-Williams has previously appeared at the Empire alongside award winning tribute Act Re-Take That and he was so impressed with the audience reaction that he decided to open his Heavy Entertainment Tour ...
4th October 2017admin
Back by popular demand, Forbidden Nights return to The Blackburn Empire this October with their Sexy Circus and brand new show. Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, it will leave you on the edge of your seat! Get ready for an evening of sultry delights and heart raising tricks with ...
28th September 2017admin
A local brass band is bringing Switzerland to the Blackburn Empire on Friday 22nd September with a free concert. Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band recently toured Switzerland and are now keen to share their experience with an evening of music, culture, tradition and history of this majestic country. The band have been ...
14th September 2017admin
Marking the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's first album release, the Blackburn Empire pays tribute to the pioneers of the psychedelic movement. The North-West based Pinked Floyd Tribute Band will echo all the musical hits of one of the bestselling bands of all time as they aim to provide an “accurate ...
7th September 2017admin
Over 60s years since Buddy Holly hits the charts, a new show is celebrating his influence on musical history. The Rock and Soul Show will journey through the genres with hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John and Hank Marvin. The Rock and Soul show at the ...
1st September 2017admin
A roar-tastic show is stomping into the Blackburn Empire this weekend! The Dinosaur Invasion Show is an interactive journey through the life of the pre-historic era. With over 15 realistic dinosaurs, puppets and characters take you back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Featuring animatronics from a gigantic Tyrannosaurus-Rex and the ...
24th August 2017admin
Take the Mike is delighted to bring the comedy stars out for a special night of laughter in Blackburn, Lancashire, Sunday 15th October 2017! The show features ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalist, Danny Posthill, inspirational Canadian comedian Tanya Lee Davis (‘Leaves you breathless for more’, Time Out), plus BBC comedy ...
18th August 2017admin
WANNABE – The Spice Girls Show is the first major tour of a Spice Girls themed theatre show and is hitting venues UK-wide this autumn. The 90s have been coming back with a bang over the past few years. TAKE THAT have a new album, new musical and Gary Barlow had ...
10th August 2017admin
Let's twist again to the sounds of British pop from the 60's as it comes alive at the Empire this summer. Sing and dance along with the cast of 'musical powerhouse' Twist and Shout as they travel back to the era of Free Love and Flower Power with music from the ...
26th July 2017admin
The recognised number one band that emulates the sound of Johnny Cash is calling into Ewood as part of their Just Listen tour. Keep It Cash formed in 2007 and started playing for fun in pubs and small clubs, until they started to sell out and had to move into bigger ...
24th July 2017admin
A much-loved comedy icon of the 80's brings his mix of comedy and music to a local theatre this September. Duncan Norvelle, who suffered a stroke in 2012, brings a touch of laughter in the heartfelt story of his recovery and how he “Beat the Odds”. The 80's comedian is most ...
11th July 2017admin
Celebrating the career of a legendary rock band, critically acclaimed as “The UK's top Tribute to Freddie Mercury & Queen”, rock into the Empire Theatre this month as they film their live performance. QEII The Very Best of Queen was created to honour the late Freddie Mercury and the musical legends of ...
11th July 2017admin
Swing it, shake it and move it to a night of songs from one of the biggest girl band of all time at the Empire Theatre this September. Performing all the favourite hits, the Wannabe Spice Girl Tribute Band will spice up your life with performances recreating the hip shaking singles ...
7th July 2017admin
Blackburn is paying its own tribute to the King of Pop to mark the 35th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller Album this summer. The Empire Theatre is presenting Craig Harrison's award-winning Michael Jackson tribute show which aims to capture the electrifying energy of Michael's Live performances that has amazed the world ...
26th June 2017admin
It's now or never to see one of the best tributes to Elvis Presley in the world. Paul Molloy will be serenading audiences back to the era of rock and roll on Saturday 19th August. Earning his apprenticeship in the pubs and clubs in the north of England before progressing on ...
23rd June 2017admin
The Thwaites Empire Theatre proudly presents DINOSAUR INVASION! ‘In an old abandoned laboratory setting Doctor Stone is awaiting the arrival of Professor Flint from the world-renowned Dinosaur Museum to see the findings in a part of the building which appear to be some remnants from the Jurassic age.’ Have a fun afternoon filled ...
14th June 2017admin
Psychic Medium, Author and Teacher is arriving at the Thwaites Empire Theatre. The renowned clairvoyant, Tony Stockwell, will demonstrate his special gift to audiences of The Empire on Wednesday 5th July. He aims to deliver messages of comfort from departed loved ones, to help close the gap of loss and to ...
12th June 2017admin