blackburn-empire-Sign Along with us on Tour

Sign Along with us on Tour



Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 2:30pm

For one night only

Sign Along With Us was
founded by Jade Kilduff, born out of her love for her little brother Christian
who has a type of brain injury called HIE, this was caused by him being still
born for 24 minutes.

Christian also has cerebral
palsy, visual impairments, global development delay and sensory 
processing disorder but above all of that he is the most incredible little boy.

They were told that Christian
would never be able to communicate but Jade just did not want to give up, so
she decided to start signing with him and eventually, after 18 months he signed

Since then he has come so far
and can now sign and talk, He is just a miracle.  They wanted to share
everything that they knew with the world and so began Sign Along With Us.

We are such a special group,
where everyone is included and can be themselves.  We want to share our
group with as many people as possible, in the hope that we inspire them to
learn some sign language as well as to showcase all the amazing people who have
overcome different difficulties and challenges in their life but now have been
able to stand proud and say THIS IS ME!


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The Ultimate Tribute To glee



Sat 20th August at 2:00pm & Sat 20th August 2022 at 7:30pm

A new family show comes to the Blackburn Empire Theatre this Summer. The ultimate tribute to glee stars The Andi Mac Youth Show Team performing all your favourite songs from the iconic TV Series.
Once theatres reopened again after being closed for almost two years Andi Mac formed the Youth Show Team to give opportunities to young performers from Lancashire and the North West who may have missed out on so much during this time.
Covering all musical genres from the 60s to now this feel-good show is a must see for all ages. So why not bring the Family this August to a show that will leave you wanting more.


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The Nice List – A Magical Family Santamime



Sat 10th December at 10:00am & Sun 11th December 2022 at 10:00am

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 2 shows to choose from.

Family festive fun is coming to
The Blackburn Empire this Christmas, oh yes it is! 

Join Santa and his cheeky elves ‘Peas and
Carrots’ live on stage in our fun-packed family pantomime as they prepare for a
Christmas like no other. 

All is going well in The Workshop until
Grudge the grouchy gnome steals the nice list! After much comedy chaos, magic
and mayhem the nice list is nowhere to be seen! Will they find it in time? Will
Christmas be cancelled? Will Santa and his elves manage to save the day? Find
out by booking your tickets today! 

Our toe tapping, jingle belling, Christmas
cracker of a show is guaranteed to get you in to the festive spirit, singing
along and rolling the aisles with laughter in time for Christmas Eve.

Free gift for each child ticket purchased!
Spot prizes for the best Christmas jumper too! 

Running time approx. 45 mins.


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Jimmy Cricket – 50 Years In Show Business



Sunday 16th October 2022 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Here's the Ticket to Come & Celebrate With Cricket His 50 Years in Showbusiness!

Comedian Jimmy Cricket with his trademark R & L Wellington Boots & Company will be coming back to the Empire Theatre in Blackburn on Sunday 16th October 2022 for a 7.30pm Show!

Jimmy Cricket is one of the UK’s most loved Irish Comedians, having made 4 Series for Central Television in the mid 1980's, and his own BBC Radio 2 Series in the 1990's, alongside numerous television appearances and Royal Variety Shows over the decades.

Jimmy is looking forward to returning to the Empire Theatre in Blackburn, and as he says himself, “The joy of being able to work once again with all the staff there who always makes us feel so welcome, and the General Manager, Mike Berry who will also be on stage to perform some songs, and who has established the Theatre as one of the best in the North West”.

Alongside the other guests who will be appearing, Jimmy will take you on a journey from his stand up comedy, while sharing one or two of his written comedy songs, alongside other routine surprises throughout the show!

So why not come and help celebrate Jimmy's landmark, “50 Years in Showbusiness!”


Halloween Spooktacular



Sunday 30th October 2022 at 1:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions for one night only


A spooktacular pantomime is coming to the Blackburn Empire Theatre this Halloween. Oh yes it is!

Brought to you by the same team behind last years production ‘Pirates of the Spooky Lagoon’ Tom Rolfe Productions can’t wait to present their latest spooktacular TREAT full of plenty of TRICKS this Halloween.

All is calm at Creaky Towers until the wicked Belladonna reeks havoc on the Halloween party because she doesn’t receive an invitation! Will Tommy the Ghostbuster manage to save the day? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your
tickets today!

This is a very family friendly show with plenty of fun for everyone with nothing anymore scary than any other pantomime .


blackburn-empire-Cinderella - 2022 Pantomime

Cinderella – 2022 Pantomime



From Sat 26th November 2022 to Sat 31st December 2022

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 33 shows to choose from.

Take a trip to The Empire this Christmas as Tom Rolfe Productions proudly present the most magical of all pantomimes live on stage featuring an all star cast with Linda Lusardi as the magical Fairy Godmother!

This years pantomime promises to be a real treat for the whole family complete with dazzling costumes, stunning scenery, hilarious comedy and real life ponies!

Will Prince Charming find the girl of his dreams?
Will Cinderella make it to the ball?
Will Everyone live happily ever after?

Book your tickets before midnight. We’d hate for you to turn in to a pumpkin!

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the advertised cast appears in each performance the management reserves the right to amend casting at short notice if required.


Alice In Tik-Tok Land



From Sun 14th August 2022 to Thu 18th August 2022

by Pop Up Entertainment – 5 shows to choose from.

This summer, meet Alice like you’ve never seen her before!

Join her and her friends as she goes on an adventure to Tik-Tok Land.

A show filled with weird and wonderful characters, songs for all the family, interactive Tik-Tok’s and thigh slappingly funny jokes.

As well as all this you can expect incredible dance routines, impressive vocals and stunning costumes from this amazing cast, as they take the whole family on an adventure to the wonderful world of Tik-Tok Land.