blackburn-empire-Santa Rocks – A magical family Santamime

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!


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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.


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Railway Children



From Wed 6th March 2024 to Sat 9th March 2024

by Blackburn Drama Club – 4 shows to choose from.

The children’s classic by E. Nesbit centres on the lives of three children whose comfortable, middle-class existence ends when their father is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Bobbie, Peter and Phyliss leave their London home and move (with their mother) to a small cottage in Yorkshire where life is very different. Here, they develop a love for the railway where they have a series of adventures, including preventing a train accident, rescuing a boy injured in a tunnel and coming to the aid of a Russian exile.

This adaptation, for all the family, is full of humour, but it is also faithful to the original and is written with great tenderness and insight.


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Que Sera Sera



Monday 7th October 2024 at 2:30pm

For one night only

Que Sera Sera is a magnificent show that pays homage to one of Hollywood’s greatest stars – Doris Day.

Que Sera Sera is a show that celebrates the lady and the music as we take our audience on a factual musical timeline through Doris Day’s career in music and film.

We start at the beginning of her career during the big band days and then take you on a ‘Sentimental Journey’ to the Hollywood movies that made her the legend that is Doris Day.

This show will be your ‘Secret Love’ as our three international vocalists supported by a team of professional dancers perform these beautiful songs leaving you feeling ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’ and full of nostalgia – simply wishing we were back to those good old days.

Que Sera Sera has wonderful music and great costumes all complimented by stunning choreography and video projection depicting some wonderful vintage footage of a bygone era.

Que Sera Sera doesn’t mimic the sound and movements of Doris Day – we think she is worth much more than that!

The show is a fan’s tribute to the fantastic songs and memories that Doris Day and her music gave every generation. You'll hear all these classic songs including; Sentimental Journey, Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, Ready, Willing & Able, Teachers Pet, Pillow Talk, Tea for Two, Secret Love & Que Sera Sera.


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Princess Live!



Thu 15th February at 1:00pm & Thu 15th February 2024 at 4:00pm

by Darling Productions – 2 shows to choose from.

Princess Live is the ultimate princess pop party, featuring your favourite fairytale royalty in this all singing all dancing hour long concert show.

The  Princesses are tired of their royal duties. So they decided to come together and make the ultimate pop girl group. Cinderella's fairy godmother has given her a magic wand so she can give the other princesses a new look and style. With pop and musical theatre songs that will get the whole family singing and dancing along. Imagine your favourite princesses but as you've never seen them before.

The ticket also includes a meet and greet after the show with all of the characters. 

Spread love and party along because this is Princess Live!


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Pop Forever



Sunday 20th October 2024 at 3:00pm

For one night only

Join us at our POP FOREVER concert and celebrate the music of our modern-day pop superstars. Sing along to your favourite Little Mix songs, dance to Doja Cat's famous TikTok music trends, and party to the music of other pop stars like Ariana Grande, Olivia Rodrigo, and JoJo Siwa, all live! Be involved in dance competitions, prize opportunities, and a meet-and-greet with our very own POP FOREVER cast!

Sing "Sweet Melodies" and "Break Free" into a concert like no other! "Hold the drama" and do as we "Say So." Adults, grab your "Drivers License" because you and your family do not want to miss out on this POP FOREVER experience!

Suitable for all ages, whether you're 6 or 106. If you love pop and are looking for a fun, energetic, and non-stop vibe to brighten your day, then POP FOREVER is where the pop party is at!


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Pinked Floyd



Saturday 27th January 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

The Northwest's premier Pink Floyd tribute band are delighted to be returning once again to the Empire, one of their favourite venues. They offer an engaging and energetic performance celebrating the magical music of Pink Floyd. A stunning light and video show complement their exciting and amazingly accurate performance of music spanning the entire output of the Floyd, with a selection of tracks from nearly all the albums represented in the 2½-hour set. All your favourites are featured, and maybe a couple of less familiar tracks for the real aficionado.

Some reactions to recent shows:
“Blown away by this band. Professional and talented on the next level!! I've sound engineered touring bands for many years and not many bands grab my attention the way these guys did.” (James)

“I've seen a number of pink Floyd tribute bands over the years and I can honestly say that Pinked Floyd are by far the best. Never have I seen a group full of SUCH incredibly talented musicians, a lead guitarist that's so good you can't take your eyes off him and a singer so unbelievably good you can't breathe… Pinked Floyd you nailed it!” (Joe Max)

“My heroes will never be forgotten as long as you are on the stage and that’s from a 68-year-old roadie of the original PF! You are another brick in the wall!" (David Larkin, former PF roadie)


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Over the Rainbow



Monday 8th April 2024 at 2:30pm

For one night only

celebrates the greatest hits of Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli!

It truly is a charming
show celebrating the wonderful music and careers of Judy Garland and her
daughter Liza Minnelli, including all of Judy and Liza’s most memorable songs.

These nostalgic songs
are performed by three of the UK’s finest vocal talents supported by a team of
dancers making this a very special show.

The show includes
all the hit recordings and all the famous songs from the movies that made this
mother and daughter duo, the stars of Hollywood!

Included are songs
from The Wizard Of Oz, Easter Parade,
Meet Me In St Louis , A Star Is Born
plus so much more including a tribute
to Liza Minnelli’s Oscar winning performance in Cabaret!

Don’t delay and
book your tickets today and together with this fantastic cast celebrate the
memories that these two iconic ladies have left behind for many generations to
continue to enjoy.

Produced by the
same team that has brought you Que Sera Sera- this is going to be another hit!


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Oh What a Night!



Saturday 2nd November 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

OH WHAT A NIGHT takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, now immortalised in the multi-award winning show Jersey Boys, which has been packing theatres worldwide since its debut in 2005.

Valli’s unmistakable voice dominated the airwaves for more than two decades with classics such as Sherry, Let’s Hang On, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You and many, many more.

With a repertoire which needs no introduction, OH! WHAT A NIGHT combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more!

Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!


blackburn-empire-Nearly Elton - The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elton John

Nearly Elton – The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elton John



Saturday 30th March 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Experience the ultimate Elton John tribute Concert . Nearly Elton is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest showmen of our time. Starring Lee Brady as Elton and an outstanding full live band.

This phenomenal production is an exciting, heartfelt concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”

Taking audiences on a magical ride through five decades of hits that include: Rocketman, Your Song, I'm Still Standing, Candle In The Wind, Sacrifice, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues and many more…