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blackburn-empire-The Magic of Musicals

Friday 15th January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Thank Abba for the Music - Postponed

Friday 22nd January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

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

This show has been postponed. We'll be announcing a new date as soon as possible.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Showaddywaddy - Postponed

Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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.

This show has been postponed. We'll be announcing a new date as soon as possible.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Steamy Windows

Saturday 30th January 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

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

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Bon Jovi Forever

Saturday 13th February 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-Here Come the Girls

Friday 19th February 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-The Wizard of Oz - Feb Half-Term Panto

Sat 20th February at 1:00pm & Sat 20th February 2021 at 5:00pm


by Tom Rolfe Productions - 2 shows to choose from.

Take a socially distanced stroll down the yellow brick road this February and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion for the ultimate half term treat for all the family.Brought to you by the same team that brought Sleeping Beauty and Mother Goose to The Empire in previous years.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Re-Take That in Concert

Friday 5th March 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-Pinked Floyd

Saturday 13th March 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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!

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-The Good Old Days of Music Hall

Monday 22nd March 2021 at 2:00pm


For one night only

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

DANCE

blackburn-empire-Neil Jones in Gingerland

Sunday 28th March 2021 at 3:00pm


For one night 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.

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blackburn-empire-Coldplace

Friday 9th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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.

FAMILY

blackburn-empire-Goldilocks

Sun 11th April at 1:00pm & Sun 11th April 2021 at 5:00pm


by Tom Rolfe Productions - 2 shows to choose from.

Rescheduled from Sunday 18th April 2020.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Rock Anthems

Friday 16th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Celebrating some of the greatest rock music of all time, Rock Anthems brings together a host of massive rock songs written by some of the world’s biggest bands.  Classic hits such as Sultan Of Swing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another Brick In The Wall, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Smoke On The Water and Purple Haze guarantee to have you singing along, stomping your feet and reaching for your air guitar.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Rod Stewart Songbook

Saturday 17th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

100% LIVE SHOW FEATURING PETE McCALL AS ROD STEWART WITH A 5 PIECE BAND.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show was orginally postponed from Friday 17 April 2020 – All tickets for the original date are valid for this new date.Tickets £20 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 breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

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

Friday 23rd April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

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

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blackburn-empire-Tony Stockwell - Psychic Medium

Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-Rock 'n' Roll Paradise

Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Rescheduled show (Original date Saturday 02 May 2020) – All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Friday 30th April 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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!

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blackburn-empire-Fiddler on the Roof - New Date

From Mon 10th May 2021 to Sat 15th May 2021


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

Thursday 27th May 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Moved from Fri 29-May-20 to Thu 27-May-21.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Everything Bublé

Friday 4th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

The complete Michael Bublé Show.  The Sound.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The George Michael Story

Saturday 5th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Welcome to The George Michael Story ‘FREEDOM’ Tour 2021 – featuring Steve Mitchell, alongside 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-The Houghton Weavers

Friday 11th June 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

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

DANCE

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

Sunday 20th June 2021 at 2:30pm


For one night 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 – Ian Waite and Vincent Simone….ACT TWO, after the roaring success of their 5 star rated 2019 tour!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Elvis Remembered

Saturday 14th August 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

**This is the new date from the postponed show on Saturday 15 August 2020 at 7.30pm.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-King Of Pop Starring Navi - New Date

Friday 3rd September 2021 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.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Carpenters Experience

Saturday 4th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

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

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

Thursday 9th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

**This is the new date from the postponed show on 01 February 2020 and 01 August 2020.

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blackburn-empire-The Drifters - In Concert

Friday 10th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-Dressed to Kill - Kiss Tribute

Saturday 18th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

You wanted the best?

VARIETY

blackburn-empire-An Evening of Mediumship - New Date

Thursday 30th September 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 03 September 2020.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Everly Brothers & Friends

Friday 1st October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Andy Fairweather Low

Saturday 16th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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 night only

Moved from Mon 19-Oct-20 to Mon 18-Oct-21.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The Cavern Beatles

Friday 22nd October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night only

THE CAVERN BEATLES | Moved from Fri 30-Oct-20 to Fri 22-Oct-21.

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-AC/DC UK

Friday 29th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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-The Sound of Springsteen

Saturday 30th October 2021 at 7:30pm


For one night 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 night only

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

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.

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blackburn-empire-The Story of Guitar Heroes

Friday 28th January 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night 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!

COMEDY

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

Friday 18th February 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

They’re back again!

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-Keeping Bad Company

Saturday 5th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

From the producers of UK Pink Floyd Experience.

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blackburn-empire-Whitesnake UK

Friday 25th March 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night 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 night only

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

MUSIC

blackburn-empire-The UK Rock Show

Saturday 4th June 2022 at 7:30pm


For one night only

Rescheduled from Friday 24th April 2020.