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Thwaites Empire Theatre

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Address: Aqueduct Road, Blackburn BB2 4HT, England
Phone Number: +44 1254 685500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A volunteer led theatre bringing you a range of shows including music,...

A volunteer led theatre bringing you a range of shows including music, musicals, plays, variety, dance as well as stage school weeks.

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Visited the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Sunday 16 October 2016 to see A Power Of Love- Eloise Jane Gray and her incredible dancers and musicians celebrating Celine Dion classic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visited the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Sunday 16 October 2016 to see A Power Of Love- Eloise Jane Gray and her incredible dancers and musicians celebrating Celine Dion classic songs..It was a STUNNING INCREDIBLE performance. As usual the staff are friendly and wecoming. There is a bar where you can buy alcoholic drinks,soft drinks and cups of tea prior to... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a superb evening....great value. We took guests from Holland and they thought it was superb. Friendly volunteers, drinks reasonably priced. Great value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went here to see the Upbeat Beatles but have been here many times before and I have to say that it's one of my favourite theatres. The volunteer staff there are helpful and work very hard. The price of drinks at the bar are reasonable in comparison to larger venues. They also allow you to pre order drinks for the... More 

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EmpireTheatre, Manager at Thwaites Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review :) We are pleased you enjoy your visits to the theatre and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Empire is a small theatre that hosts tribute acts,pantos,amateur dramatics,comedy,variety shows and allows the local dance groups to showcase their talent.Everytime I've been it has been a very enjoyable experience.

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EmpireTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Thwaites Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and for taking the time to post it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

What a gem of a theatre! I've visited several times and have always found the staff to be really warm and welcoming. It may be a small venue, but that just makes the experience/performances feel that more intimate and special.

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EmpireTheatre, Public Relations Manager at Thwaites Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. The volunteer staff are very proud of the theatre and we are pleased it makes a real difference to your visits. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

great little theatre, just been to see Roxy Magic. What a magic night, shame it wasn't full house, but still a great atmosphere, we had a top time as always, we will be back.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Went to see this production last night and the whole experience was wonderful. The theatre feels very welcoming and friendly. Loved The Graduate and the cast were excellent! Would certainly go again an absolute bargain for £10.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

My husband and I, along with two friends, went to see this brilliant play last night. Having seen the film many years ago we looked forward to seeing this stage production and we weren't disappointed. A great script and an excellent cast made for a very good night out. Over the years, we have seen many productions at this theatre... More 

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Thank Dee R
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere friendly staff accommodating acres to seats for disabled snacks and drinks moderately cheeap

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Went to see the Blackburn Theatre Group do there take on 'Sister Act' overall performance was good and a few good performances by leading roles. Was sat at the back of the theatre and it the heat made it uncomfortable and distracting. Whilst the music was good the sound guy operating the Mic's wasn't good, kept missing a few lines... More 

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