Dorothy Perkins’ Theatre Life: A Showcase of Drama, Music & Laughter



Sunday 2nd July 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Blackburn Drama Club, together with Blackburn & Darwen Brass Band present a wonderful evening of entertainment chartering the theatrical life of Drama Club legend Dorothy Perkins who sadly passed away in 2022 after being a member of the society, and indeed amateur theatre, for 69 years.

The evening will be a showcase of wonderful drama pieces from plays such as Journeys End, Blood Brothers, Billy Liar, The Ladykillers and many many more. Together with the wonderful sound of Blackburn & Darwen Brass Band, Act 2 will focus on the music from Brassed Off.

All proceeds from this performance go directly to NSPCC, a charity which was close to Dorothy’s heart.


Empire Comedy Club



Saturday 2nd September 2023 at 7:30pm

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. BIG TRIPLE HEADLINE SHOW – Tickets on sale Friday 31st March 2023 at 10am.

Your MC:  Colin Manford


Steve Harris 
Steve’s confident, observational and physical performances have earned him international status as he has performed all over the world.

Vince Atta
His high-octane performances, stunning delivery & flawless array of impressions leave you short of breath.

Jenny Hart 
A bold, brash, shameless presence full of gloriously inappropriate jokes and twisted, dark songs gleefully mocking some awful things

** Line-ups are subject to change **

** Strictly 18+ only **


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Happy Birthday Elvis



Saturday 6th January 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Happy Birthday Elvis takes you through the career of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley from the hits of the 50s and 60s to the concert shows of the 70s. 


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Garth Brooks – Ultimate Tribute



Sunday 10th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only


With 19 number one hits, 9 number one albums and over 170 million album sales, he’s the biggest selling artist on the planet after the Beatles!

Seen live by over a billion people and holding the record for the fastest selling concert in history (with over 400,000 tickets sold for the Dublin shows in an hour) it’s hard to overstate the popularity of country music megastar Garth Brooks.

This affectionate tribute show features covers of all the classic hits including, among many others ‘If tomorrow never comes’, ‘Friends in low places’, 'The thunder rolls’ and of course ‘The Dance’.

It also features Deeanne Dexeter, the UK’s leading tribute to Trisha Yearwood, who has been Garth’s backing vocalist and support act for over 30 years, as well as a major recording artist in her own right, scoring a number one hit in 1991 with the timeless ‘She’s in love with the boy’.

So dig out those cowboy hats and join us for a celebration of the classic hits of Garth Brooks.

*This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. The promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.


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Johnny Cash Roadshow



Saturday 19th October 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Only show to be endorsed by
the Cash Family
The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back and better than ever. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s
career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan
Thomas) and a genuine top of the league band playing double bass, fender
telecaster and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, trumpet and four part vocal
harmonies. Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of
Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the
darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt, this
year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed
together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.  

standing ovations every night, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the longest
running, most recognised and still the biggest and best celebration
of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting


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East Ribble District Freemasons Variety Show



Friday 27th October 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

All of the proceeds of this evening's show will be in aid of the East Lancashire 2026 Festival, which supports the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), one of the largest financial supporters of Charitable and good causes in the UK.

The Artists this evening have kindly given up their spare time to be here at tonight's event and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of their time and effort, along with those who have made this event happen. Thank you all. Enjoy the show!

Keith Bradshaw – Host & Compare
James Holt – Male Vocal
Zoe Taylor – School of Dance
Billy Bedlam – Musical Comedy
Moorland International Modern Ballet
Ray Godwin – Male Vocal
Feniscowles & Cherry Tree Singing Group


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King Of Pop Starring Navi



Friday 15th September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artist ‘Navi’, with his incredible live band and dancers. 

Navi is the only tribute artist ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself. Michael personally gave Navi a standing ovation after he was invited to perform at one of MJ's lavish birthday parties in Los Angeles. They remained friends, and due to Navi’s incredible resemblance to the star, Navi was regularly hired as an official body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael visited the UK.

Navi’s thrilling show will take you closer than ever imagined to an original Jackson concert.

Don’t miss this outstanding production featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics in a show suitable for the whole family.


Forbidden Nights



Friday 3rd November 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Forbidden Nights 2023 Tour is here, celebrating our 7th year so it’s bigger and better than ever!

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease. Get ready for your ultimate ‘Forbidden’ night out with two hours of breath-taking action, seductive choreography and our comedian compere for your entertainment.

Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, live male vocalists, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This fun, sexy & entertaining evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Welcome to the Sexy Circus!®


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Endless Love The Show – A Tribute to Lionel Richie & Diana Ross



Saturday 14th October 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Get ready for the ultimate feel-good show celebrating the music of legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

Starring a sensational cast, incredible vocals and a stellar live band, the show is packed with Motown classics and timeless smash hits such as ‘I’m Coming Out’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘All Night Long’, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Hello’,’ Can’t Hurry Love’ plus many more classics from these two legendary artistes featured together for the first time in one amazing production.

Featuring authentic live arrangements taken from both Lionel’s and Diana’s original touring shows, Endless Love is an electrifying, joyful and emotional rollercoaster guaranteed to get you singing along and on your feet! This wonderfully produced show brilliantly captures the glitz, glamour and sentiment of soaring love songs with audiences rocking out to 80s classics and gettin’ down to outright dancefloor fillers.

You already know the words… so, singing voices at the ready and dancing shoes on, grab your tickets and let’s party All Night Long!