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September 2020

Adele – The Journey So Far – Cancelled

Sat 5th September 7:30 pm

This show has been cancelled. You may transfer your tickets to another performance by emailing support@blackburnempire.com Hand picked by Adele to star in Adele At The BBC, Stacey Lee’s uncannily similar vocal timbre leaves the star Gobsmacked. Coupled with a beautifully relaxed and honest rapport…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show – Cancelled

Mon 7th September 2:00 pm

This show has been cancelled. You may transfer your tickets to another performance by emailing support@blackburnempire.comThe ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price.  Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist. Colin Hilton – Musical Director. Jim Scaife…

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Postponed – A Celebration of John Denver

Fri 11th September 7:30 pm

We invite you to pay homage to one of the most prolific artists of the twentieth century – John Denver.  ‘A Celebration of John Denver’ will take you on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver, featuring…

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Postponed – Curse of Blondie

Sat 12th September 7:30 pm

The ‘Curse Of Blondie’ is a dynamic new live show bringing all those favorite Blondie songs you love to the stage.  Carrie Nicol and her powerhouse band take to the stage and replicate the HITS and COVERS performed by BLONDIE. …

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Postponed – Leather & Lace

Fri 18th September 7:30 pm

Returning by popular demand after making their recent Empire Theatre debut “Leather & Lace” is a dynamic live show bringing all those ‘Classic Rock Anthems’ & ‘Power Ballads’ you know and love to the stage. Presented by a 7-piece rock band…

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Postponed – Pure Bassey

Sun 27th September 7:30 pm

Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley…

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October 2020

The Everly Brothers & Friends

Fri 2nd October 7:30 pm

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. The only show of it's kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo's…

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The Sound of Springsteen

Sat 3rd October 7:30 pm

The “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage this year after 2 years of getting the show together for this tour. With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute “The Sound Of Springsteen” brings their…

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The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 5th October 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price.  Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist. Colin Hilton – Musical Director. Jim Scaife – Drums.  Line-up to be confirmed

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Shades of Orbison

Fri 9th October 7:30 pm

Shades Of Orbison are a live music trio celebrating the life and music of the iconic rock-balladeer... 'The Big O' Roy Orbison. Taking you on a journey through the decades of a true one-off. Featuring all the hits... Oh Pretty Woman, Crying,…

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The Counterfeit Seventies

Sat 10th October 7:30 pm

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. Featuring the music of Slade, Sweet, T.Rex, The Bay…

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The Drifters – In Concert

Sun 11th October 7:30 pm

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. The…

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AC/DC UK

Fri 16th October 7:30 pm

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. Fronted by the most authentic Angus Young in the business;…

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The New Jersey Boys

Sat 17th October 7:30 pm

Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  This hit show which continues to play to sell-out audiences and standing ovations throughout the U.K.  The choreographed show, featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of all…

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We’ll Meet Again

Mon 19th October 2:00 pm

We'll Meet Again - VE Day 75th Anniversary Special!  SPECIAL GROUP OFFER - BOOK 10 TICKETS GET ONE FREE!! DUGGIE CHAPMAN ASSOCIATES LTD PROUDLY PRESENTS WE’LL MEET AGAIN. Come and join us for “We’ll Meet Again” at The Empire on Monday…

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Andy Fairweather Low

Fri 23rd October 7:30 pm

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner and the 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit.  Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered.Since the early days Andy has gone on…

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Spirit of the 80’s

Sat 24th October 7:30 pm

Spirit of the 80’s takes you on an action packed two-hour musical journey through the crazy decade of big hair, shoulder pads and that unique pop fashion! Performing the smash hits of the 80’s from chart topping stars including Wham,…

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The Cavern Beatles

Fri 30th October 7:30 pm

The Cavern Beatles is the only Beatles band fully endorsed and licensed by the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. They bring to the stage the music that has now influenced 3 generations. Be prepared to enjoy all the hits of…

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Rock & Roll Dreams Come True – Meat Loaf the Show

Sat 31st October 7:30 pm

“Rock’n’Roll Dreams came True" is a powerhouse performance about the life of the iconic legend Meat Loaf and the music of the maestro Jim Steinman, the man behind the musical masterpieces. Lee Brady dominates the stage with all of Meat…

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November 2020

The Monday Afternoon Variety Show

Mon 2nd November 2:00 pm

The ever popular Monday Afternoon Variety Show - Great entertainment at an affordable price.  Michael Berry – Compère and vocalist. Colin Hilton – Musical Director. Jim Scaife – Drums.  Line-up to be confirmed

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Money for Nothing – A Tribute to Dire Straits

Wed 4th November 7:30 pm

“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. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance…

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Bee Gees Fever

Fri 6th November 7:30 pm

Since 1999, Bee Gees Fever have been performing “Completely 100% Live” to venues all over Great Britain and Europe, honing their skills with one purpose in mind - to entertain audiences. And they have been achieving this accolade for nearly…

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Opera Boys

Thu 12th November 7:30 pm

The boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities The Opera Boys deliver a fabulous show…

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Hello Again – The Story of Neil Diamond

Fri 13th November 7:30 pm

Tribute shows, Homages, Celebrations? There are just so many. Some good, some bad, they come and go in and out of vogue, much like the artist(s) that they are emulating. A very select few however, are just so good, that…

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Dick Whittington and his Cat

Sat 28th November 2:30 pm ~ Thu 31st December 1:00 pm

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. Dick Whittington is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you…

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January 2021

Thank Abba for the Music

Fri 22nd January 2021 7:30 pm

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! Thank ABBA For The Music is a two-hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of…

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Showaddywaddy

Sat 23rd January 2021 7:30 pm

‘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. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold…

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The Story of Guitar Heroes

Fri 29th January 2021 7:30 pm

“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! The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring,…

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Steamy Windows

Sat 30th January 2021 7:30 pm

Julia Martin presents  ‘Steamy Windows’ a tribute to the undisputed Queen of Rock’ Miss Tina Turner. This high energy production is one of Julia’s longest running tribute shows, performed around the world, with standing ovations and repeat bookings on every occasion. From its…

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February 2021

The Adult Panto: Little Red Riding…!

Fri 12th February 2021 7:30 pm

They’re back again! Oh yes they are! Now in their 16th year of touring the UK, the Market Theatre Company return to corrupt another fairy-tail classic beyond recognition. Our fearless company of 3 actors return to bring you an evening…

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Bon Jovi Forever

Sat 13th February 2021 7:30 pm

BON JOVI FOREVER - The only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see!A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands. BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show, receiving rave reviews from fans and venue's…

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Here Come the Girls

Fri 19th February 2021 7:30 pm

11 amazing tributes, 1 great show!  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!!  All of your favourite songs from your…

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March 2021

Re-Take That in Concert

Fri 5th March 2021 7:30 pm

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. Created by Take That fans, for Take That fans! This is the first show of its kind…

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Whitesnake UK

Fri 12th March 2021 7:30 pm

Whitesnake UK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation; faithfully reproducing classic hit songs such as "Fool For Your Loving", "Is This Love" and "Here…

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Pinked Floyd

Sat 13th March 2021 7:30 pm

Pinked Floyd, the Northwest's premier Floyd tribute band, return to the Blackburn Empire Theatre with a bigger and better spectacle than seen before! The 2½ hour show delivers lovingly recreated music from all eras of Pink Floyd's history, featuring all…

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The Good Old Days of Music Hall

Mon 22nd March 2021 2:00 pm

Rescheduled show (Original date Monday 20 April 2020) - All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. Come and join us for a trip down Memory Lane with “The Good Old Days of Music Hall”, 2:00pm…

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Neil Jones in Gingerland

Sun 28th March 2021 3:00 pm

Rescheduled show (Original date Sunday 26 July 2020) - All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date.Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents…

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April 2021

Coldplace

Fri 9th April 2021 7:30 pm

Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and…

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Goldilocks

Sun 11th April 2021 1:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm

Rescheduled from Sunday 18th April 2020. All orginal tickets are valid for this new date at the same times. Roll up roll up the circus is coming to The Empire Theatre at Easter!  Tom Rolfe Productions are thrilled to be…

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Rock Anthems

Fri 16th April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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The Rod Stewart Songbook

Sat 17th April 2021 7:30 pm

100% LIVE SHOW FEATURING PETE McCALL AS ROD STEWART WITH A 5 PIECE BAND. Pete McCall is The Rod Stewart Songbook.  The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every way, from the opening number through…

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Lionel – The Music of Lionel Richie

Thu 22nd April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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Strong Enough – The Ultimate Tribute to Cher

Fri 23rd April 2021 7:30 pm

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher. Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and thieves, her modern Abba remixes and…

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Tony Stockwell – Psychic Medium

Wed 28th April 2021 7:30 pm

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…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise

Thu 29th April 2021 7:30 pm

Rescheduled show (Original date Saturday 02 May 2020) - All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. Rock n Roll Paradise arrive at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in 2021 celebrating 12 years on the road. Bringing…

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Fri 30th April 2021 7:30 pm

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! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this…

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May 2021

Fiddler on the Roof – New Date

Mon 10th May 2021 7:30 pm ~ Sat 15th May 2021 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 11-16 May 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch. "If I were a rich man", I'd buy…

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June 2021

The Houghton Weavers

Fri 11th June 2021 7:30 pm

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation. In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred…

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Ian Waite and Vincent Simone – Act Two

Sun 20th June 2021 2:30 pm

strictly theatre co presents Ian Waite and Vincent Simone - The Ballroom Boys…Act TwoRescheduled show (Original dates Sunday 22 March 2020 & 25 October 2020) - All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date. The Ballroom Boys…

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July 2021

Withnell Fold Private Show

Wed 7th July 2021 6:30 pm

Private show. A show performed by the pupils of Withnell Fold Primary School. All enquiries to: head@withnellfold.lancs.sch.uk

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August 2021

Mary Rose Swarbrick Private Show

Sun 1st August 2021 5:00 pm

**This is the new date from the postponed show on 02 August 2020. All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date**  Your chance to perform on a professional stage! A 5-day Theatre, Song & Dance Summer…

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Elvis Remembered

Sat 14th August 2021 7:30 pm

**This is the new date from the postponed show on Saturday 15 August 2020 at 7.30pm. All tickets from the original show are valid for the new date**  Elvis Remembered takes you through the career of the King of Rock n…

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September 2021

King Of Pop Starring Navi – New Date

Fri 3rd September 2021 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 13 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.King Of Pop is led by the world’s greatest…

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Carpenters Experience – New Date

Sat 4th September 2021 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 19 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.When we were young we’d listen to the radio,…

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Barry Steele & Friends – The Roy Orbison Story

Thu 9th September 2021 7:30 pm

**This is the new date from the postponed show on 01 February 2020 and 01 August 2020. All tickets from the original shows are valid for the new date**    The one and only Barry Steele is set to put…

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Dressed to Kill – Kiss Tribute

Sat 18th September 2021 7:30 pm

You wanted the best? You GOT 'The Best' - Dressed To Kill - the World's longest-running tribute to KISS returns to Empire Theatre.  Expect THE FULL SHOW - Blood, smoke bombs, and all the hits and classics delivered by the…

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An Evening of Mediumship – New Date

Thu 30th September 2021 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed due to Covid-19 from the original show date 03 September 2020. If you have bought tickets, please bear with us, the box office will be in touch.Come along and join Craig Morris & Gareth Lewis…

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March 2022

Keeping Bad Company

Sat 5th March 2022 7:30 pm

From the producers of UK Pink Floyd Experience. Great Gig Productions, in association with Aurora Marketing present, "Keeping Bad Company". A concert based theatre production celebrating all things Bad Company and Paul Rodgers. Featuring all the hits from Bad Company's…

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