Did you know we are a Registered Charity?

Not many people do but ever since our creation we have been a Registered Charity (Registered Number 508435) with the objectives of providing Blackburn with a theatre that would be a focal point for amateur arts and entertainment in the Borough and to aspire to present the very best in professional entertainment. The enthusiasm of the original steering committee was infectious and it was not long before many local organisations were eagerly contributing ideas and committing themselves wholeheartedly to driving forward the work of the ‘Theatre Trust’, as it had now become.

Over the years countless citizens and companies have made donations to the theatre from a few pence to literally thousands of pounds. The result is the magnificent theatre you see today. Today’s Board is committed to ensuring The Blackburn Empire remains at the forefront of bringing arts and entertainment to the local community.

As a volunteer led theatre and charity and rely on our volunteers to help all aspects of the theatre run efficiently. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

If you would like to support our theatre and volunteer with us, please visit this page.