blackburn-empire-Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz



Sunday 3rd November 2024 at 1:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions for one night only

Take a stroll down the yellow brick road this November as Tom Rolfe Productions proudly present everyone’s favourite pantomime story The Wizard of Oz live on stage.

Expect dazzling scenery, beautiful costumes, hilarious comedy and much more! So what are you waiting for book your tickets, click your heels together and join Dorothy, Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow for the ultimate family treat!


blackburn-empire-poster-Jack and the Beanstalk - 2024/25 Pantomime

Jack and the Beanstalk – 2024/25 Pantomime



From Sat 23rd November 2024 to Sun 5th January 2025

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 37 shows to choose from.

Fe Fi Fo Fum wanna see a Panto that's full of family FUN?

Extended Run through to 5th January 2025 due to massive demand! 

Head down to Blackburn Empire Theatre as Tom Rolfe Productions (same team behind Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast) proudly present a brand new GIANT adaptation of the much loved family classic JACK AND THE BEANSTALK!

Giant Blunderbore is on the search for some new additions for his massive menu….will the people of Giggleside survive? Will the Trot's have to sell their beloved cow Daisy? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today. It's going to be Fe Fi Fo FUN for all the family!

Don't miss out! Beauty and the Beast was our biggest Panto ever so don't delay book today!


blackburn-empire-Matricks Illusion: Reimagined

Matricks Illusion: Reimagined



Sunday 6th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

After appearing in the Live Finals of Britain's Got Talent and performing at Wembley Arena, Matricks Illusion is excited to bring you their new production of Reimagined!

Taking the classics of magic and reimagining them with a modern twist, this is their most dynamic and innovative show yet. Balancing comedy and charm with mystery and thrill, Reimagined is a show for all the family and not to be missed!

"We Weren't Expecting That!" Simon Cowell
"Absolutely Brilliant" Bradley Walsh
"Epic" The Mirror


blackburn-empire-poster-Grooving with Pirates

Grooving with Pirates



Sun 16th June at 1:00pm & Sun 16th June 2024 at 3:30pm

Come on a swashbuckling adventure with family favourite Groove Baby as it sails the seas in this exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3 – 7s and their grown-up crews!

Grooving With Pirates is an animated and live – action mystical, magical, nautical, musical adventure which follows three
pirate friends on a dangerous mission to find some treasure! A tale of friendship, loyalty and a magic chest.

Meet monsters and mermaids, take musical challenges and strut your stuff on the gangplank.

Specially designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for all seadogs. High energy interactive theatre meets hard grooving gig.

Blending electro jungle rhythms, infectious pop themes, and a heavy dose of 60s Blue Note soul jazz, the Groove Baby Organ Trio creates a non-stop groove that will have everyone on their feet.

The duration of this show is approx. 65 minutes. Suitable for children ages 3 – 7 and their grown-ups.

Groove Baby is all about fun for the whole family. Created in 2013 to give parents the opportunity to experience concert hall quality music in a child friendly environment, the shows have developed into a unique – and definitely cool – form of musical theatre event.

Featuring standout musicians from the UK jazz and contemporary circuit, Groove Baby shows are a firm family favourite in theatres and festivals the UK