blackburn-empire-The Peter Kay Experience

The Peter Kay Experience



Thursday 25th April 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Carlton entertainment presents an evening of comedy with 2 of the UKs most in demand comedians… Simon Marks as Peter Kay and the outstanding comedy vocalist Marc Bolton.

Peter Kays 2010 tour is still officially in the Guinness world book of records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time. Join us for an evening of laughter reminiscing over world famous jokes such as ‘Garlic Bread’ and ‘Its spitting’


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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-The Adult Panto: Beauty and the Big Beast

The Adult Panto: Beauty and the Big Beast



Saturday 17th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Celebrating 20 years on the road, the Market Theatre Company are here to corrupt another classic fairy tale beyond recognition.

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

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

Not suitable for under 16’s.


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Stephanie Aird’s LOLS LIVE



Thursday 12th September 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Stephanie Aird is a comedian from Hartlepool whose videos have been
viewed over 60 million times across her social media pages. 
Stephanie has amassed more than 650,000 followers on Facebook, which
has helped her gain fans from all around the world.
After posting comedy videos on her Facebook page during 2014,
Stephanie has grown a legion of fans known as ‘Phannies’ and often tours
around the country performing her show to SELL OUT audiences – we
must remind you that IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED, then PLEASE
Stephanie said: “I can’t wait to arrive in Blackburn performing at The
Blackburn Empire, we’re going to have an absolute ball.
"It’s Comedy &
Music, in a hilarious fashion, but I do have a potty mouth so if you’re easily
offended then please don’t turn up!
“My best point is when I come out on a wrecking ball, as Miley Cyrus, with
just tights and tape. And I’ll tell you now my darling, it’s not a pretty sight!
“There’s so many elements to the show, so expect comedy and music in
this action packed show. Fans can also purchase a Meet & Greet ticket to
meet me before the show, and receive a free souvenir tour laminate too.”


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La Voix



Thursday 1st February 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.


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Dirty Dusting



Sunday 4th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only


Our 2024 production stars Crissy Rock (Benidorm) and Leah Bell (Stage Award Winner): Vanessa Karon and Paul Dunn.

Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash.

A wrong number requiring a Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea… “Why not start their own Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss…they could be onto a winner!

What could possibly go wrong????

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique comedic style.


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Acari Comedy Hypnotist



Friday 26th April 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

For the FIRST TIME Since 2012 Acari is bringing his hilarious show back to the Blackburn Empire Theatre on the 26th of April 2024.

His show features 100% voluntary audience participation. Acari is adamant about not embarrassing anyone as he guides them through a unique and hilarious program using the huge power of suggestion.

Prepared to be entranced and entertained as Acari produces a performance packed with special effects music and props.

To take part in the show you must be over 18 years of age.

Age limit to attend the show is at parents' discretion due to possible bad language from volunteers which is out of our