blackburn-empire-poster-Roy 'Chubby' Brown

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown



Friday 14th June 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

After last year's SOLD OUT show Roy 'Chubby' Brown is back at The Empire.

After over 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!!

30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, thousands of live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is Britain’s King of Comedy.

Strictly 18 and over. Please stay away if easily offended.


blackburn-empire-Tiny Tim's Biggest Adventure

Tiny Tim’s Biggest Adventure



Wednesday 16th April 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

7 years ago Tiny Tim decided to go on his own adventure navigating through adult life and posting about his calls on social media.

With over 120 million views on YouTube and over 10 million followers on all social media platforms, at some point you have all seen the hilarious videos of the legend that is Tiny Tim’s Adventures.

Now it’s your turn to join the man behind the voice on his BIGGEST adventure to date.

Come along for a night with Tiny Tim LIVE. ON STAGE. IN PERSON.

Note: There will be moderate swearing throughout the performance. Suitable for 14 plus years.


The Very Best of Tommy Cooper – Just Like That!



Sunday 8th September 2024 at 7:30pm

by Daniel Taylor Productions in association with Thats Entertainment Ltd for one night only

Billed as one of the top ten attractions at the Glastonbury Festival 2023, this hilarious one-man show recaptures the mayhem and misfiring magic of one of Britain’s best loved entertainers.

Produced and performed by award-winning West End and BBC1’s Unbreakable star, Daniel Taylor, is the ultimate tribute to comedy giant, Tommy Cooper, this 90-minute show gives you a glimpse into the life of the big man himself and features his best one-liners, dazzling wordplay and celebrated tricks, including Glass/Bottle, Dappy Duck, Spot the Dog and Jar/Spoon.

The Production has the blessing of the Tommy Cooper Estate.


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The Totally Improvised Musical



Thursday 17th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Every night is opening night as this team of top improvisers compose brand new comedy musicals from your title suggestions.
Following sold-out shows at the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, join this award-winning group of comedians for the opening (and closing night) of your very own musical.
Previous shows titles include Frankenstein Joins An Acapella Group,I've Lost My Leather Trousers and My Grandma Is A Parasite!
What will your musical be about? Join the gang for a night of live music, laughter and songs and find out… Whether you're a fan of musicals or not The Totally Improvised Musical is a night of fun and laughter you won't want to miss!
Winners – Best Alternative Act –North West Comedy Awards 2022

"This Totally Improvised Musical certainly entertained and satisfied its audience and showed every sign of being able to do it again, and again, and again, and…" Buxton Festival Fringe Review 2023

"Loved it, as did my husband who isn't a musicals fan like I am! Very highly recommended." Audience Review 2023


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Sh!t-faced Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream



Thursday 3rd October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

This year, Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® are
pouring their legendary cock-eyed chaos into the Bard-shaped vessel that is A
Midsummer Night’s Dream. Think drunken donkeys, fandangled fairies and mullered
mechanicals… it’s hard to imagine anything more magical, right?

Each night, a rotating cast
member will get genuinely spiffingly splifficated and attempt to perform A
Midsummer Night’s Dream as you have never seen before. Making for a different
show every night, nobody (not even the cast) knows in which direction the show
will stumble. Come and get fuddled in the forest with us!

13 years ago, Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® set out on
the world's longest bar crawl and have been staggering from theatre to theatre
ever since. From Edinburgh to Australia, Boston to Southend, this bunch of
irreverent drama queens have been shaking up The Bard, performing to sell-out
crowds and most importantly, making people roar with laughter ever since.

Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® seek to
remind theatregoers that life is brighter when you are being stupid.


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The Adult Panto: Jack and his Giant Stalk!



Saturday 15th February 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Taking the UK by storm since
the Market Theatre’s
Adult Panto Company are back on tour and out to corrupt another classic fairy
tale beyond recognition with their unique style of Adult Panto.

Can the fearless company of just 3 actors hold it all
together and pull off their very own adult version of Jack and the
Beanstalk using
a minimum of set props and costume?

Get ready for an evening of
slick, fast-moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo for adults only.

Not suitable for under 16’s.


blackburn-empire-Steptoe and Son - LIVE!

Steptoe and Son – LIVE!



Thursday 24th April 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

You wouldn't think it was possible for this 'rag and boning' duo to still be at it after all this time, but here they are!

Albert is still a dirty old man and Harold is as pretentious as ever! Come and join Steptoe & Son for all the hilarious conflict that our four classic episodes have to offer! See your favourite moments from the smash hit BBC television series, being performed for you live on stage – just make sure you don't step in a present from Hercules the horse on your way in…


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The Scummy Mummies: GREATEST HITS



Wednesday 6th November 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate ten years of scumminess!

For a decade now, the Scummy Mummies have been touring their hit comedy show to sold-out audiences around the country.

Now they’re bringing all their most-loved songs, sketches, and stand-up together for a night that will make you laugh till you wee.
Guaranteed to make you feel normal about your parenting skills, or very smug about being child-free. Bring your gin-in-a-tin, pop a panty liner in, and let’s party!
“Highly recommended! 5 stars” – One4Review
“Very funny” – The Guardian
“Hilarious” – Broadway Baby


blackburn-empire-poster-La Voix

La Voix



Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Red Ambition Tour!

Direct from the West End come and see the UK’s best drag queen.

Britain's Funniest Red Head is swinging into town with her most ambitious show yet!

'When I grow up I want to be La Voix' – Dawn French

This brand-new show promises an evening like no other, with huge live vocals, a live band and side-splitting comedy.

La Voix brings fans and first timers a unique evening of entertainment in the company of a true legend, guaranteed to bring audiences to their feet with music and laughter.

La Voix’s shows are not to be missed!

Wear thick pants because you'll wet yourself laughing! – Jennifer Saunders

You will not find a show like this anywhere else!

La Voix has performed for everyone from The Royal Family to the residents of Hull. La Voix was a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and most recently appeared on ITV’s Queen for the Night along side Lorraine Kelly and Paramounts Queen of the Universe.