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Thwaites Empire Theatre

Thwaites Empire Theatre

Contact Information

Aqueduct Road

Tel: 01254 685500

Welcome to Thwaites Empire Theatre, 'the entertainment venue provided by the people for the people in Blackburn with Darwen'.

Thwaites Empire Theatre opened it's doors in October 2002. On the 14th of November 2005 the major refurbishment of the old Empire building was completed and the New Thwaites Empire Theatre was opened as a complete theatre seating a total of 320. The dream of those early visionaries has been realised. Blackburn once again has a thriving live theatre and arts centre of which it is justifiably proud.

Over the years, it was known as the Electric Light Theatre, the Barn, the Empire, the Red Brick, the Thwaites Theatre, and now, finally, the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

The Theatre has a packed events calendar with performances and activities to suit all the family, opera, musicals, comedy and much, much more.

Road Directions

On the A666 at Ewood, close to Blackburn Rovers FC between Blackburn and Darwen.

From M65 Junction 4 follow signs A666 Blackburn. The Theatre is just after Ewood Park football stadium.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station is: Blackburn (Northern Rail). There is a regular service from Blackburn Town Centre every 12 minutes. Bus No: 1 from Stand M on Blackburn Bus Station.
Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information on public transport 01254 688040.

For information out of normal office hours contact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484950

Opening Times

1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018


Parking & Transport

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