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Shakespeare School Festival

Shakespeare School Festival

Contact Information

Blackburn Empire Theatre
Aqueduct Road

Tel: 01254 685500

Blackburn Empire Theatre is proud to be part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, in partnership with Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Join us on 5th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.

See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like you’ve never experienced before, and support young people from your local community as they take to the stage.

“Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process.”  Philip Pullman, Author and Patron of Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a charity that transforms lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. Our annual Festival provides a platform for up to 30,000 young people to express themselves and grow in confidence as they take to a professional stage.

In this, the 19th year of the Festival, we celebrate a season of ‘Infinite Variety’ as young people of all ages and backgrounds discover the possibilities presented by Shakespeare in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.

Details of the schools performing at Blackburn Empire Theatre can be found on the Shakespeare Schools Foundation website:

Join in the conversation using @SSF_UK #BreakthroughShakespeare

Performances start at 7pm. Tickets: £9.95/£8.00. Group rate: £7.00.

Shakespeare Schools Festival is administered by Shakespeare Schools Foundation a registered charity, number 1164676, and a limited company (England and Wales), number 9883201. Registered Office: Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AF.

Road Directions

Leave M65 motorway at junction 4 & follow A666 towards Blackburn. Thwaites Empire Theatre is just off A666 at Ewood. There is a car park directly opposite the theatre.Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information 01254 688040

Public Transport Directions

There is a direct bus service from Blackburn & Darwen. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further details of Public Transport 01254 688040

For Information on public transport out of normal office hours contact: Traveline 0871 200 22 33 National Rail Enquiries 0345 48 49 50

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Opening Times

5 Nov 2019


Tickets on sale Monday 21st October 2019.


Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Blackburn & Darwen Town Centre Maps to download
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen