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September 2018

The Vicar of Dibley

Wed 26th September at 7:30 pm to Sat 29th September at 7:30 pm

"The Vicar of Dibley by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter The stage adaptation of the television programme takes its source, primarily, from the first two series of the show, aired between 1994 and 1998. The plot follows the aftermath of…

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October 2018

October Monday Club Show

Mon 1st October at 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist Colin Hilton – Musical Director Jim Scaife – Drums Pamela James – Return of the popular singer We Are…

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Limehouse Lizzy

Sat 6th October at 7:30 pm

"Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world…

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Roy Orbison and Friends

Fri 12th October at 7:30 pm

"This celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable as Barry Steele takes you on this specially revamped musical journey in time from the early sun years right through to the late 80’s and also includes a…

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Seriously Dead

Sun 14th October at 7:30 pm

"“Seriously Dead” is an “up-lifting” tale guaranteed to make you feel there is nothing serious about being dead at all, because life’s party never ends: it simply moves to another location. One audience member said “If that’s what it’s like…

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The Manilow Songbook

Fri 19th October at 7:30 pm

"HE WRITES THE SONGS - THE MANILOW SONGBOOK Prepare yourselves for hit after hit in this blockbuster show paying tribute to the one and only Barry Manilow. Worldwide performer, Vancouver born Bryant Olender takes you on a musical journey through…

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The Mick Miller Show

Sat 20th October at 7:30 pm

"In 2017, Mick Miller was offered the chance of a lifetime to perform at a major showroom in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. The offer came from ITV and meant that he would be part of a…

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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

Sun 21st October at 7:30 pm

"26 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World! This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the…

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Derek Acorah:Love, Life & Laughter

Thu 25th October at 7:30 pm

"Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best loved, and most entertaining, medium takes to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all new ‘Love, Life,…

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Forbidden Nights

Fri 26th October at 7:30 pm

"Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire…

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SpookTAZtic 3

Sat 27th October at 7:00 pm

"BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - SpookTAZtic, the sellout family show, is BACK! Now in its 3rd year, SpookTAZtic, brings together one of the UK's best family and children’s entertainers, Taz & his partner in crime, Marvyn, star of CBBC’s hilarious…

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Pirates of the Spooky Lagoon

Sun 28th October at 2:00 pm

"Ahoy there ship mates, why not get dressed up climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers vessel the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber shivering adventure live on stage this Halloween featuring, hilarious comedy, sensational circus…

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Magical Mozart

Wed 31st October at 7:30 pm

"From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting,…

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November 2018

Fundraising Variety Show

Fri 2nd November at 7:30 pm

"East Ribble Freemasonry in the Community present a Fundraising Variety Show with all proceeds of the event being donated to charitable causes. Artists Appearing Keith Bradshaw - HostColin Hilton - Musical DirectorJim Scaife - DrumsBernese School of Theatre, Dance and…

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Bon Jovi Forever

Sat 3rd November at 7:30 pm

"The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands! BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show. Selling out venues across England, Scotland and Wales, receiving rave reviews…

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Time to Shine

Sun 4th November at 2:00 pm

A show full of talented children doing musical theatre, Street dance, singing and lots more. A show suitable for all the family.

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November Monday Club Show

Mon 5th November at 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Club Variety Matinee Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price. Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist Colin Hilton – Musical Director Jim Scaife – Drums Gaynor Connor – Return of this cruise ship and BBC…

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Roy Chubby Brown

Fri 9th November at 7:30 pm

"Roy Chubby Brown is back and he’s as naughty as ever. His choice of language and his politically incorrect jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. His trademark flying helmet and goggles, coupled with his…

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Shakespeare School Festival

Thu 15th November at 7:00 pm

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Blackburn Empire Theatre. Join us on 15th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s…

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Meat Loaf The Show

Fri 16th November 2018 at 7:30 pm to Sat 22nd June 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Following the recent revival of one of the most popular and iconic entertainers of the last 40 years, The Blackburn Empire are proud to present an affectionate tribute to the force of nature that is Meat Loaf! ‘Rock & Roll…

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’

Sat 17th November at 7:30 pm

"Starring The ‘Hitsville vocalists, Lucia Matisse, Emma Kelsey & the Soulmeister himself, Mr PJ Carter. Backed by the hottest rhythm section ever assembled the “Detroit Dukes” – namely Mr Mike James (Ex Lisa Stansfield), Richard Gibson, Rich Littlewood & Mark…

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Brassed Off

Wed 21st November at 7:30 pm to Sat 24th November at 7:30 pm

"Brassed Off by Mark Herman (adapted by Paul Allen) with Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band Drama Grimley Colliery is set to close as the accountants say there's more money in it shut than open, even after redundancy payments. It means 1200…

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December 2018

Peter Pan – The Pantomime

Sat 1st December 2018 at 2:00 pm to Wed 2nd January 2019 at 7:00 pm

"The Awfully Big Adventure for everyone! Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland with the swashbuckling Family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget featuring evil pirates, lost…

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January 2019

Happy Birthday Elvis

Sat 5th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Happy Birthday Elvis takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s."

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The Everly Brothers & Friends

Sat 12th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves. The only show of it's kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo's…

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Sat 19th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Europe's Most Explosive Tribute to Rock Legends AC/DC Following the unprecedented and stellar success of AC/DC's own Rock or Bust worldwide tour; emulating the genuine outfit is no small task. Fronted by the most authentic Angus Young in the business;…

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Thank Abba for the Music

Fri 25th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of…

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The Swing Commanders

Sat 26th January 2019 at 7:30 pm

"“If it swings, they can, and will play it!” The Swing Commanders is a stunningly vibrant and versatile group that performs an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50’s jump jazz and more! Every member of the Swing…

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February 2019

The George Michael Story

Fri 1st February 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK in 2018. The only truly accurate George Michael Show. The only touring show to perform George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells…

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Re-Take That

Fri 8th February 2019 at 7:30 pm

"RE-TAKE THAT are quite simply the biggest, best and most authentic tribute to one of the biggest British pop acts in history. Celebrating 10 years as the nation's favourite tribute show with the incredible new WONDERLAND SHOW featuring ROBBIE LIVE.…

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The Adult Panto: Hansel & Gretel

Sat 9th February 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The Adult Panto – Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods. Now in their 15th year of touring The Market Theatre company are here with latest Adult Panto – Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods. In their own…

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Queens of Rock

Fri 15th February 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The show is a one night touring production. The world's Greatest tribute show dedicated to female rock legends and powerhouse vocalists of the last 4 decades. With three of the UK's most experienced and in demand Rock singers the show…

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Little Mermaid

Sat 16th February 2019 at 2:00 pm

"It’s celebration time under the sea and everyone is very excited. Everyone, that is, except for Arabelle, the King’s daughter. She is far more interested in exploring the reef and collecting objects from the human world, which she eagerly shows…

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March 2019

Leather & Lace

Fri 8th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

"“Leather & Lace” is a dynamic new live show bringing all those ‘Classic Rock Anthems’ & ‘Power Ballads’ you know and love to the stage. Presented by a 7-piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians & singers on…

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Gael Force

Sat 9th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

Gaelforce Dance, the celebration of Irish dance, music and song, has dynamically tapped its way into the beating hearts of millions of audience members worldwide since its inception in 1999. This Dance spectacular has enjoyed tremendous success on a global…

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String Fever

Fri 15th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Meet Giles, Ralph, Graham & Neal aka Stringfever, aka “the world’s first genetically modified string quartet”. Using electric instruments to create their own unique sound, String Fever combine exceptional musical skill with a talent for engaging audiences, to create a…

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Foster & Allen

Fri 29th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The story of Foster & Allen began back in the seventies when Mick & Tony were playing in country music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they got together a small group and went over to the UK to work the…

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Bee Gees Fever

Sat 30th March 2019 at 7:30 pm

"Bee Gees Fever are the UK’s Number 1 Premier Bee Gees tribute show. They have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe with their stunning live tribute to the music of the Brothers Gibb and have put their name firmly…

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April 2019

Mother Goose

Mon 22nd April 2019 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

"Join us for our brand new show 'Mother Goose' this spring. Brought to you by the same team that brought Sleeping Beauty to Blackburn Empire last Easter you can guarantee beautiful scenery, stunning costumes and much more! Will the wicked Demon…

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The Cavern Beatles

Thu 25th April 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of…

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May 2019

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Fri 17th May 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The UK's biggest, most successful Simon and Garfunkel theatre show with a full live band. Featuring West End, award-winning leading man Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy - The Musical') and a full cast of talented actor- musicians, 'The Simon…

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Dinosaur Invasion

Sun 19th May 2019 at 2:00 pm

"In an old abandoned laboratory setting Doctor Stone is awaiting the arrival of Professor Flint from the World renown Dinosaur Museum to see the findings in a part of the building which appear to be some remnants from the Jurassic…

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The New Jersey Boys

Fri 24th May 2019 at 7:30 pm

"The New Jersey Boys – a musical tribute to the West End stage show. If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys then don’t miss the chance to see where it all began with the…

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Cher – Turn Back Time

Sat 25th May 2019 at 7:30 pm

"A stunning tribute to the music of one of the greatest performers and singers of our time.Featuring highly acclaimed vocalist Micki Consiglio who delivers a powerhouse and uncanny performance as Cher. Backed by world-class musicians, backing singers and plenty of theatrics,…

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June 2019

Diva Mix

Sun 2nd June 2019 at 2:00 pm

"Our Pop Princesses bring to you an all singing, all dancing Little Mix Tribute show with a twist. These four girls bring to you all of the Little Mix classic songs as well as some of the greatest hits created…

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Pop Celebration

Sat 8th June 2019 at 7:00 pm

"True Diversity productions are extremely proud to present – POP CELEBRATION – a spectacular show featuring tributes to THREE of the biggest stars of the moment… BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW for the NORTH WEST leg of the tour, to watch…

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July 2019

The Killaz UK

Sat 13th July 2019 at 7:30 pm

Bringing a completely new way to experience the Killers, The Killaz UK are the ultimate tribute to the live shows of the Killers. By using absolutely no pre-recorded backing tracks, The Killaz UK can interact with crowds in a completely…

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August 2019

Elvis Remembered

Sat 10th August 2019 at 7:30 pm

Elvis remembered takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s n 60s to the concert shows of the 70s. Paul Molloy and The Memphis band bringing you a…

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September 2019

An Evening of Mediumship

Thu 12th September 2019 at 7:30 pm

An Evening of Mediumship with Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis Come along and join together & be in the company of family, friends and loved ones from the spirit world as they not only share their presence but their messages…

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October 2019

Whitesnake UK

Fri 11th October 2019 at 7:30 pm

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here…

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Sat 26th October 2019 at 7:30 pm

"‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold…

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