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blackburn-empire-The Magic of Musicals

Friday 4th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

A very special evening to celebrate the re-opening of the theatre will be hosted by double act Two Men Without Assistance and they couldn’t be happier to be back on stage!

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-The Wizard of Oz

Sun 6th June at 1:00pm & Sun 6th June 2021 at 5:00pm


by Tom Rolfe Productions - 2 shows to choose from.

Take a socially distanced stroll down the yellow brick road this June.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Monday Afternoon Variety Show - Welcome Back - Pay What You Want

For one performance only

After a year away, we are thrilled to welcome you back to the Monday Afternoon Variety Show. Compered by the effervescent Michael Berry.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Freddie and Queen Experience

Thursday 10th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

THE FREDDIE & QUEEN EXPERIENCE are the UK's Premier Queen & Freddie Mercury Tribute Band who are internationally & critically acclaimed.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Pinked Floyd

Saturday 19th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Pinked Floyd, the Northwest's premier Floyd tribute band, return to the Blackburn Empire Theatre with a bigger and better spectacle than seen before!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-An Evening with Dolly

Sunday 20th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

DOLLY IS BACK IN TOWN THE RAGS TO RHINESTONES STORY The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit tribute concert production that continues to sell out theatres across the UK.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Pure Bassey - An Evening with Dame Shirley

Saturday 3rd July 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Monday Afternoon Variety Show - July with GO on Tour

For one performance only

The ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show – Great entertainment at an affordable price with Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist & the Empire's very own "GO on Tour".

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Bingo That's Bonkers

Friday 16th July 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

It’s Here, Bingo That’s Bonkers Is coming to Blackburn!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Opera Boys - A Night at the Musicals

Friday 23rd July 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The Opera Boys return with a brand new show for 2021, featuring the biggest songs from the West End and Broadway.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-The Greatest Day

Sunday 8th August 2021 at 2:00pm


by Pop Up Entertainment for one performance only

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Elvis Remembered

Saturday 14th August 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

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

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Counterfeit Sixties

Friday 20th August 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's Number 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Steamy Windows - An Evening with Tina Turner

Saturday 21st August 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Julia Martin presents  ‘Steamy Windows’ a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Rock’ Miss Tina Turner.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-The Wizard of Oz

Sun 22nd August at 1:00pm & Sun 22nd August 2021 at 5:00pm


by Tom Rolfe Productions - 2 shows to choose from.

Take a stroll down the yellow brick road this August.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-King Of Pop Starring Navi

Friday 3rd September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance 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.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Carpenters Experience

Saturday 4th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Barry Steele & Friends - The Roy Orbison Story

Thursday 9th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Drifters - In Concert

Friday 10th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and arenas around the UK, The Drifters are back on tour with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Rock of Ages

Saturday 11th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Welcome to THE ROCK OF AGES EXPERIENCE – an amazing tribute to the music of the smash hit Hollywood Film and Musical.The rock classics of the eighties go from strength to strength, as they perform some of the greatest rock songs of the decade…..

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Re-Take That in Concert

Friday 17th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Join the UK’s favourite tribute act Re-Take That for the ultimate Take That party night with a live and fully interactive sing-a-long experience.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Dressed to Kill - Kiss Tribute

Saturday 18th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

You wanted the best?

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Houghton Weavers

Sunday 26th September 2021 at 3:00pm


For one performance only

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-An Evening of Mediumship - New Date

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Come along and join Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis on their brand new 2020 ‘Journey with Spirit’ Tour.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Everly Brothers & Friends

Friday 1st October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The Temple Brothers, the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce the return of their Theatre Show, produced by themselves.

DANCE

blackburn-empire-Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - Act Two

Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 2:30pm


For one performance only

strictly theatre co presents Ian Waite and Vincent Simone – The Ballroom Boys…Act TwoThe Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are set to return in 2021 with a brand new show.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Everything Bublé

Friday 8th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The Sound, The Voice, The Look.  The only touring show to Michael Bublé's songs with the accurate sound by voice and band.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The George Michael Story

Saturday 9th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Welcome to The George Michael Story ‘FREEDOM’ Tour 2021 – featuring a full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself. The only truly accurate tribute to George Michael as seen on BBC & ITV.This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Money for Nothing - A Tribute to Dire Straits

Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

“Undoubtedly the best Dire Straits tribute in Europe”.  Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Blake – Live in Concert

Friday 15th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Since joining together in 2007, Brit Award Winning vocalists Blake have recorded and performed many of the world's best loved songs.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Andy Fairweather Low

Saturday 16th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner and the 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-We'll Meet Again

Monday 18th October 2021 at 2:00pm


For one performance only

‘’WE’LL MEET AGAIN‘’ this 1940’s variety show is back in a new re-vamped production to comply with social distancing rules due to Covid-19.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Legends of American Country Show

Thursday 21st October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Now seen by over 350,000 fans live and watched by millions on TV Europe's Number 1 multi award winning show "The Legends of American Country".

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Cavern Beatles

Friday 22nd October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-AC/DC UK

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Europe's Most Explosive Tribute to Rock Legends AC/DC Following the unprecedented and stellar success of AC/DC's own Rock or Bust worldwide tour; emulating the genuine outfit is no small task.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Bon Jovi Forever

Friday 29th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

BON JOVI FOREVER – The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Sound of Springsteen

Saturday 30th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

The “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage this year after 2 years of getting the show together for this tour.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The New Jersey Boys

Saturday 6th November 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

THE NEW JERSEY BOYS | Moved from Sat 17-Oct-20 to Sat 06-Nov-21.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Here Come the Girls

Friday 12th November 2021 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Celebrating some of the finest female artists of all time, featuring Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, Blondie, Katy Perry, Adele, Abba and Bananarama.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-Dick Whittington and his Cat

From Sat 27th November 2021 to Fri 31st December 2021


by Pendle Productions - 20 shows to choose from.

A Purr-fect Family Pantomime Following last year's record breaking run of "Aladdin", Pendle Productions are delighted to be returning to the Blackburn Empire once again.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-American Four Tops

Saturday 15th January 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

American Four Tops Show – Get Ready Cos Here They Come!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Story of Guitar Heroes

Friday 28th January 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” We all love a bit of guitar wielding in a song, it’s iconic, soulful and – oh what a beautiful instrument!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Thank Abba for the Music

Friday 4th February 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-From Gold to Rio - the hits of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran

For one performance only

Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed show!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Friday 11th February 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Showaddywaddy

Saturday 12th February 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

COMEDY

blackburn-empire-The Adult Panto: Little Red Riding...!

Friday 18th February 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

They’re back again!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Coldplace

Friday 4th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Keeping Bad Company

Saturday 5th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

From the producers of UK Pink Floyd Experience.

DANCE

blackburn-empire-Neil Jones in Gingerland

Thursday 17th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Rod Stewart Songbook

Saturday 19th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Grab your tartan and get ready for the ultimate tribute experience.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-The Good Old Days of Music Hall

Monday 21st March 2022 at 2:00pm


For one performance only

Rescheduled show (Original date Monday 20 April 2020 and Monday 22nd March 2021) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Whitesnake UK

Friday 25th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Bee Gees Fever

Saturday 26th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Moved from Fri 06-Nov-20 to Sat 26-Mar-21.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Shades of Orbison

Saturday 2nd April 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Shades Of Orbison are a live music trio celebrating the life and music of the iconic rock-balladeer, 'The Big O' Roy Orbison.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Petty Criminals - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Tribute Band

For one performance only

A Petty Criminals show is an unforgettable tribute and musical journey through the life and works of one of the greatest and much missed rock stars of our time.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous.  The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Killaz UK

Friday 29th April 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Bringing a completely new way to experience the Killers, The Killaz UK are the ultimate tribute to the live shows of the Killers.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Rock 'n' Roll Paradise

Saturday 30th April 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Rock n Roll Paradise arrive at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in 2021 celebrating 12 years on the road.

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-Fiddler on the Roof - New Date

From Mon 9th May 2022 to Sat 14th May 2022


by Blackburn Musical Theatre Company - 7 shows to choose from.

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 11-16 May 2020.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddy

Friday 27th May 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Buddy Holly & The Crickets are brought back to life, as they looked and sounded in 1958 when they first toured the UK, by talented musicians Spencer J, JJ King, Gerry Slattery and Spencer Lingwood.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The UK Rock Show

Saturday 4th June 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Rescheduled from Friday 24th April 2020.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Friday 15th July 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Counterfeit Seventies

Saturday 5th November 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Strong Enough - The Ultimate Tribute to Cher

Friday 11th November 2022 at 7:30pm


For one performance only

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher.