The Blackburn Empire Theatre is the new name for the Thwaites Empire Theatre.
We hire our professional theatre and conference facilities to community organisations, performing groups, local societies, dance and drama schools, businesses and education providers from across the North West. We also work with Agents, Artists and touring companies to provide a wide range of entertainment and events of all genres which appeal to local audiences.
We provide affordable auditorium and technical facilities and affordable solutions to ticket sales, marketing and publicity, and sound and lighting services. Because we are run mainly by volunteers both professionals and amateurs enjoy working our venue because of the intimacy of the space. We are also unrivalled in the friendliness, passion and personal service provided by our committed team.