The Curse of the Haunted Pirate Ship



Sun 4th June at 1:00pm & Sun 4th June 2023 at 5:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 2 shows to choose from.

Ahoy there shipmates! Why not climb aboard the Naughty Nellie this August as Tom Rolfe Productions return with a swashbuckling summer pantomime for all the family!

Join Buckle the cabin boy and all the gang as they embark on an adventure amidst the high seas.

All is going well until the evil wicked sea witch Atlantica sets a crooked curse upon the ship resulting in chaos onboard deck! Will Captain Knickerbocker and his crew survive? Will there be buckets full of comedy? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today! It’s the perfect summer treat!


Santa Rocks – A magical family Santamime



From Fri 8th December 2023 to Sun 10th December 2023

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 3 shows to choose from.

Santa Rocks….. Oh yes he does in our magical family Santamime!

Santa’s busy getting ready for the annual ‘Snow Ball’ and all is going well until the wicked Jack Frost zaps the North Pole of all it’s festive cheer! Luckily Santa has a jolly plan to keep everything under control and tries to raise enough festive cheer in time for the party!

Will Christmas be cancelled? Will everyone live happily ever after? Will all turn out well amidst a plethora of panto pandemonium? Find out by booking your tickets today for the ultimate festive treat guaranteed to have you ROCKING around the Christmas Tree!

Free gift for every child ticket purchased!


Goldilocks and the Three Bears



Sun 16th April at 1:00pm & Sun 16th April 2023 at 5:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 2 shows to choose from.


Don’t miss this unique retelling of the much loved fairytale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ cram packed with amazing circus acts, hilarious comedy and the most adorable three bears in the whole of story book land!

Join Goldilocks as she sets out on a hilarious adventure to find a brand-new star attraction to save her family circus when she comes across a quaint little cottage in the middle of the forest.

Will she manage to convince the three bears to save the day with their awesome circus tricks?

Will everyone live happily ever after?

Find out by booking your tickets today for the perfect family treat this Easter. It’ll be… JUST RIGHT!


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The Ultimate Tribute To glee



Friday 25th August 2023 at 7:00pm

For one night only

This family show returns 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 Magic of Science



Friday 29th March 2024 at 2:30pm

For one night only

This is your opportunity to surround yourself with the mystery of magic, cleverly fused with wondrous and miraculous feats of science. Hold on to your seats as the Empire Theatre is transformed into a real-life science laboratory and lots of unbelievable "how did they do that!" moments. Experience non-stop action-packed interactive magical science experiments that will capture the imagination, a fast-moving and colourful magical science show, packed with mystery, suspense, and heaps of mess!

Top Secret is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy along with inspiring and educating every young budding magician and scientist.


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Halloween Spooktacular



Sunday 29th October 2023 at 1:00pm

by Tom Rolfe Productions for one night only


Tom Rolfe Productions are back this October half term with a brand new spooktacular show for 2023!

Join Tommy The Ghostbuster and all the gang as they embark on another spooktastic adventure this Halloween!

All is going well at Sorcerer High until a new pupil joins and causes chaos amid the preparations for the Halloween Ball. Luckily Tommy the Ghostbuster is on call to zoom in and save the day but all doesn’t go to plan as a plethora of creepy chaos, mesmerizing mummy’s and gruesome gunge gets in the way!

Will everything turn out okay in the end? Will the party go ahead?
Will everyone live spookily ever after?
Find out by booking your tickets today! Fancy dress encouraged!


Beauty and the Beast – 2023 Pantomime



From Sat 25th November 2023 to Sun 31st December 2023

by Tom Rolfe Productions – 35 shows to choose from.

Join us for a BEAST of a tale that’s as old as time as Tom Rolfe Productions present a real BEAUTY of a pantomime with stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and hilarious comedy!

After the success of last years Christmas pantomime ‘Cinderella’ Tom Rolfe productions can’t wait to return to The Empire with another brand new action packed production offering something for all the family!

Will Gaston win the hand of his one true love? Will Belle fall for the Beast? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today.

Early booking advised due to limited performances! Discount available for school parties and large groups. Contact box office on our dedicated phone line 01254 685515 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm) or email for further info.