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A cake sale and coffee morning will be taking place at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Saturday, 17th September to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan. 

The event has been organised by the volunteers at the entertainment venue and the money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Research.

It runs from 10:30am to 12.30pm and those … Read More

A BRAND new Celine Dion tribute show featuring one of the most successful female performers of the last 20 years is coming to the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Produced by the same people behind A Night of Dirty Dancing, The Power of Love show starring Eloise Jane Gray pays homage to the voice and the songs of … Read More

Pinked Floyd will be performing the rock band’s finest albums in their entirety at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Saturday, 15th October.

A unique tribute to Pink Floyd based in North West England, Pinked Floyd have been entertaining audiences since January 2014 with an engaging audio and visual performance.

The two-hour set covers all eras of Pink … Read More

An explosive show with unique vocals, high stepping choreography and original harmonies is bringing the classic sound of Motown to the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Direct from the USA, William Hicks and his Soul Satisfaction will be performing at the entertainment venue on Thursday, 13th October at 8pm.

William Hicks from Atlanta Georgia, the creative genius behind the … Read More

Sue Lowry pays tribute to country music’s world-renowned superstar with an evening of powerful renditions and western wear at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

The tribute star will perform classics including ‘Crazy’ and ‘Got a lot of Rhythm in my Soul’ at the entertainment venue on Sunday, 9th October 2016.

The velvet country voice of Patsy Cline caught … Read More

A show paying tribute to Green Day and their pop-punk style hits is coming to the Thwaites Empire Theatre later this year.

Join the dynamic cast of American Idiot as they charge into a whirlwind of love, addiction and broken dreams in search of meaning in a cruel and lonely world.

The show, which features every song … Read More

An 18-year-old X Factor star from St Helens will take to the stage once again at one of Blackburn’s charity theatres later this year.

Kiera Weathers, who appeared on ITV’s hit TV show in 2015, will be performing at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Saturday, 24th September.

The aspiring singer from St Helens brought the X-Factor … Read More

Spend the evening listening to music performed by international singer Ann Breen when she takes centre stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre later this year.  

Irish singer Ann Breen, who has enjoyed a 25-year career in the music industry, is set to perform in Blackburn on Wednesday, 21st September 2016.

The vocal entertainer will bring her … Read More

One of Blackburn’s charity theatres is set to host a variety performance featuring a line-up of East Lancashire’s top stars in a bid to raise funds for the venue.

‘Glitter with the Stars’ is a two-hour production featuring dance, drama and song taking place at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Saturday, 3rd September.

Proceeds from the … Read More

A two-hour production featuring world class musicians and singers is set to take centre stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

The Phil Collins Experience boasting a 10-piece live band, stage lighting and a few special surprises for the audience takes place on Saturday, 17th September at 7.30pm.

‘Deano’, one of the most popular Phil Collins tribute artists, … Read More

Fans of the late Michael Jackson won’t want to miss a special tribute show to the superstar which comes to the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn on Friday, 16th September.

Michael The Legacy stars Craig Harrison, who is regarded as one of the world’s number one Michael Jackson impersonators.

Singing live throughout the show and performing a … Read More

Due to popular demand Elio Pace and his band will be returning to the stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre with their dynamic concert after a sell-out show at the venue last year.

Elio and his band will be taking the audience through a tour of the great singer-songwriter’s biggest hits and lesser-known gems on Tuesday, … Read More

The Temple Brothers are bringing their hit tribute show the ‘Everly Brothers and Friends’ to the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Friday, 9th September.

With their close harmonies and distinctive guitar playing, the Everlys progressed from the Grand Ole Opry and American skiffle to become the vanguard of American pop in the 1950s and 1960s.

They had a … Read More

The Thwaites Empire Theatre is set for a night of horse racing, music, comedy and magic with three well-known TV personalities.

Sporting Legend Bob Champion, Comedian and Magician Martin Daniels and Actor Frazer Hines from Emmerdale & Doctor Who will come together for night of pure entertainment on Thursday, 1st September 2016.

Bob Champion is an English … Read More

BUDDING performers looking to improve their confidence, musicality and style are invited to take part in a summer workshop at Blackburn’s biggest community theatre.

The Thwaites Empire Theatre have teamed up with Pendle Productions to bring aspiring performers, dancers, singers and actors a five-day musical theatre masterclass.

Musical Theatre Week, which runs from Monday, 1st August to … Read More

One of Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute acts presents the ultimate show in honour of the King at the Thwaites Empire Theatre this summer.

From the raw energy of the early days to the epic Vegas period, singer Jay Ashton, will perform a collection of the greatest hits at the venue on Sunday, 14th August.

Jay … Read More

THE Purveyors of Cool swing into the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Saturday, 6th August with The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, a show featuring some of the greatest music of the 20th century.

This stage show brings memories of three performers – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr – in a production that has enjoyed … Read More

Long-running ABBA tribute with a sell-out reputation are getting in the party spirit ready to honour Sweden’s ‘fab four’ at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Voulez Vous will perform their tribute to Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida in a 2 hour show on Saturday 20th August, recreating the magic of Abba with non-stop hits which are guaranteed … Read More

The Thwaites Empire Theatre has been recognised by one of the most prestigious names in travel and has received the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions … Read More

Celebrate the music of The Who at the Thwaites Empire Theatre with a unique concert on Friday, 23rd September.

The Who Sensation is a production like no other, embodying every aspect that make ‘The Who’ great from the timeless hits right down to the mesmerising stage presence.

The show, featuring musicians and singers from many West End and … Read More

TICKETS for the annual Christmas pantomime at the Thwaites Empire Theatre have been put on sale early for 2016 in the wake of success.

After a record-breaking run of Jack and the Beanstalk in 2015/16, with 14,000 tickets sold and sell-out school performances, tickets for this year’s production of Sinbad have been placed on sale.

The run … Read More

An internally renowned vocalist will be performing a series of West End and Broadway hits at the Thwaites Empire Theatre this summer.

‘More Than a Tenor’ with vocalist Duncan Heather incorporates songs and anecdotes acquired throughout his extensive career in Musical Theatre.

The show, performed with theatrical flair and live musicians, takes the audience on a … Read More

A SPECIAL commemoration to the artistes from both WW1 and WW2 takes centre stage at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Thursday, 23rd June.

A Salute to the 1940’s is a variety show packed full of the stars who kept the nation entertained during the dark years of 2 world wars.

The audience will be transported back … Read More

Disco is Staying Alive thanks to an authentic tribute band set to perform the classic hits of the Bee Gees at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

The Bee Gees – Nights on Broadway presents an unrivalled replica of the Gibb brothers who grew from squabbling siblings to world superstars.

Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, … Read More