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The Cavern Beatles



Friday 11th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

On February 9th 1961, The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Mathew Street, Liverpool.

50 years on, The Cavern Beatles, a band fully endorsed and licensed by the same club will be coming to a venue near you with their remarkable show.

The show is a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Four costume changes and lighting scenes compliment the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to it’s climax.

The band’s cast members, as well as being talented instrumentalists and singers, are hugely dedicated Beatle fans, intent on recreating their individual character on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place…Liverpool.

As ambassadors of “The most famous club in the world”, The Cavern Beatles bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations.

Their breath-taking attention to detail has drawn the attention of German music companies, Hofner Guitars and Pyramid Strings, both of whom now endorse them with their products.

With their widespread appeal being more apparent than ever in the varying age groups that continue to follow the band, The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get.

A special feature of the spring 2019 show will be a recreation of the Savile Row "rooftop concert" of 29th January 1969

The band’s cast members, are all talented instrumentalists and singers, and hugely dedicated Beatle fans, with the intention of recreating their individual characters on stage. Their uncanny vocal resemblance to the Fab Four is due to their upbringing in the same place… Liverpool.

The Cavern Beatles are widely regarded as being as close to the real thing as they are ever likely to get and their widespread appeal is being more apparent.


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Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown



Saturday 14th June 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

After another SOLD OUT show Roy 'Chubby' Brown is back at The Empire.

50 plus years In Entertainment/Comedy, Roy Chubby Brown is still going strong, entertaining thousands and thousands of fans annually up and down the country, Roy is the undoubted King of Comedy.

Countless DVDs (30 plus), numerous books & cds, thousands of live shows in a career spanning the decades and millions of fans worldwide are still testimony to the fact that even in these on going crazy times of woke, cancellation, political correctness culture Roy is still the Best of the Best.

Come and join him for his 2025 tour plus support



Shrek The Musical JR.


From Fri 26th July 2024 to Sat 27th July 2024

by Made for Stage – 3 shows to choose from.

Step right up and get ready to be swept off your feet by Made for Stage's thrilling debut musical production!

Get ready to be transported to the enchanting world of everyone's beloved green ogre, Shrek! Join Shrek, Donkey, and a cast of whimsical fairytale characters on an exhilarating adventure as they outsmart the conniving Lord Farquaad. It's a magical journey filled with laughter, music, and plenty of surprises! Don't miss out on the fun – grab your tickets now and prepare to be amazed!


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The Stadium Rock Experience



Friday 3rd October 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Stadium Rock Experience delivers all the excitement of arena rock with classic anthems from the biggest acts!

Described as an audio and visual sensation, the Trigger band are thrilled to return to The Empire Theatre with our esteemed Stadium Rock Experience show. This promises to be an entertaining and uplifting evening, delivering the excitement and spectacle associated with arena rock, with the highest standard of musicianship, and the most popular hit songs from the biggest mainstream rock acts.

The Stadium Rock Experience show includes a variety of staging, visuals, effects and lighting, to recreate the monumental majesty of the arena rock genre. Our set list includes classic anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Queen, Status Quo, Kiss, Journey, ABBA, Guns N Roses, Cher, Whitesnake, AC/DC, and Tina Turner amongst many others, which are all energetically performed to keep everyone engaged, excited and participating from the very first song right through to the finale.

When you absolutely, positively need thrilling entertainment, look no further than Trigger: The Stadium Rock Experience!


Bernese Live

Thu 18th July at 7:00pm & Fri 19th July 2024 at 7:00pm

Come along to watch our student's shine in their showcase of dance, drama and musical theatre followed by a well earned presentation of awards. Bernese students work exceptionally hard throughout the year and are excited to show their families and friends all that they have learned.


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Empire Comedy Club



Thursday 26th September 2024 at 8:00pm

For one night only

Plane Comedy is bringing the UKs best live comedy to the Blackburn Empire Theatre, it’s definitely a night not to be missed… Plane Comedy, bringing laughter to new heights with your host and MC: Colin Manford

Featuring: Jessie Nixon, Mel Judson and Eddy Brimson

Jessie Nixon 
has an impressive roster of achievements under her belt as third runner up in the Funny Women Stage Awards 2022 as well as BBC New Comedian of the Year Regional Finalist 2021, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year Nominee 2021, and more! Between her effervescent, winning comedy, and her growing list of accolades, Nixon is an act not to be missed.

Mel Judson known for her signature style of dry and deadpan filth. Hilariously cynical with an infectious no-holds-barred honesty and unapologetic philosophy for happiness.

Eddy Brimson is one of the most in demand headline acts on both the UK and International circuits. He has played festivals worldwide, from Edinburgh to Auckland, The Alps to Australia. "If there were a school of comedy in the British Isles then Brimson would be top of the class." Sydney Herald

** Line-ups are subject to change **

** Strictly 18+ only **


Monday Afternoon Variety Show – July



Monday 8th July 2024 at 2:00pm

For one night only

Join us as two sensational singers, Poppy Holiday and Wayne Farrow, take the stage to serenade you with their incredible vocals and captivating performances.

Prepare to be enchanted by their renditions of timeless classics and modern hits, promising an afternoon filled with memorable melodies and harmonies that will lift your spirits and leave you wanting more.

And the best part? It's still just £5 for an afternoon of fantastic entertainment! Grab your tickets now and get ready for an afternoon to remember.


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Wonders of Our Universe



Wednesday 9th April 2025 at 2:00pm

For one night only

Immerse yourself in an evening of exploration, each second meticulously crafted to produce a visually stunning and emotionally charged journey through the cosmos, delivered in a distinctive storytelling style, allowing imaginations to roam free and inspiring minds, both young and old alike. Stars, planets, galaxies, black holes, the search for life beyond Earth…we’ll explore them all, as well as taking a poignant look at ‘The Power of Smallness’ and something truly profound and inspirational for our younger audience members, ‘Destiny’.

A wonderful show of inspiring family entertainment for all ages with a stunning soundtrack and live presenter.

Presented by: Ian Hall FRAS – Astrophysicist


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A Tribute to Sting & the Police – Starring the Rozzers



Friday 25th April 2025 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Rozzers have been entertaining audiences as the No. 1 tribute to
Sting and The Police for over a decade.

Fronted by Sting look and
sound-a-like Owen James, the band perform at festivals, on cruise
ships and now they embark on a new UK theatre tour throughout 2024/25.

The Police were arguably the biggest band on the planet between 1977
and 1983, achieving 5 number one hits on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sting then went on to be one of most acclaimed solo songwriters of his
From Roxanne and Every Breath You Take to Fields of Gold and
Englishman in New York, all the hits are reproduced with stunning
authenticity and vocal accuracy.