Nightlife in Blackburn


Blackburn is changing! If you haven’t visited for a while then you’re going to notice a real difference! No matter what your taste –you’re going to be pleasantly surprised with what this former mill towns has to offer.

There are still the old favourite night clubs such as The Cellar Bar, Electric Church Club – all providing a great night out with live music & DJs to dance the night away.

The Sir Charles Napier, a community run pub also offers live music, club nights, quizzes & food.

2017 saw Turtle Bay open its doors & welcome customers for cocktails & Caribbean style food.  They have been so successful that they are adding an outdoor eating area with retractable roof.

Also on Cathedral Square is Starbucks Coffee Shop and the new Checks & Greys Café, tucked under Blackburn Cathedral. And if you are craving something sweet try Haute Dolci hand crafted desserts at their new restaurant on Church Street, Blackburn. 

Blackburn’s first Micro Pub, The Drummer’s Arms, has quickly become a popular spot for locals & visitors with a taste for local ales and right next door to The Drummers Arms is The Rock Box which specialises in classic rock and blues music.

If gin’s your thing - seek out the new speakeasy on Northgate. Complete with crystal chandeliers & a grand piano!  Shh Bar is giving a new sparkle to Blackburn’s night life!

And look out for The Beez Kneez - a new bar on Lord Street, with Live Sports playing on 2 giant screens. 

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Live Music Scene

Blackburn is fast building a reputation for musical talent and has a thriving live music scene across a number of different venues in the town. You’ll find a regular programme of gigs at pubs around the town.

King Georges Hall provides the town with a major concert venue and has recently started to attract popular tours such as The Mersey Beatles & Jools Holland. There are live shows all year round to suit all tastes from folk to punk, pop to classical.

If dancing the night away is your thing - King Georges Hall also hold regular club nights where you can boogie until late.

Funny Blackburn

Georges Comedy Club at King Georges Hall has become something of a monthly essential for many. Somehow managing to squeeze in some of the best local and regional talent, the comedy club is always packed to the rafters and offers one of the best value for money nights out in East Lancs.

King Georges Hall also attracts some of the big names of comedy to perform on it's main stage. 2019 sees the likes of Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Carr, Romesh Ranganathan & Ben Elton visiting Blackburn. 

Family Friendly

For a family friendly evening out, the multi-million pound food and leisure development on the edge of town includes a Vue Cinema, and family favourite Pizza Hut - and the popular Nando's. These offer fantastic value for money (check out their websites for special offers and discounts) in a safe environment, with the added bonus of free parking and direct links to Blackburn railway station. 


If you love live theatre, then both King Georges Hall in Blackburn and Blackburn Empire Theatre, just outside the town centre towards Ewood Park offer a brilliant programme of plays, performance, song, dance and much more. More...

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