Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre
Empire Theatre
Front Street, Consett, Durham, DH8 5AB
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The Empire Theatre & Cinema is a popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children's plays, to classical ballets and live music.

The cinema now screens the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, with a new state-of-the-art digital projector. The Cafe Bar also offers a place to unwind, with a superb range of beverages, cakes, pastries and more.

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Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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Cinderella

Pantomime about a downtrodden girl and her transformation.

Sat 2 Dec

£16 (£14) / 01207 218171

Sun 3 Dec

£16 (£14) / 01207 218171

Tue 5 Dec

£16 (£14) / 01207 218171

…and 23 more dates until 31 Dec

Dick Whittington

CBS Theatre Group presents its annual pantomime.

Mon 15 Jan 2018

£6 / 01207 218171

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£6 / 01207 218171

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£6 / 01207 218171

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£11 / 01207 218171

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Sat 18 Nov

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01207 218171

Geostorm

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dean Devlin
  • Written by: Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot
  • Cast: Abbie Cornish, Gerard Butler, Mare Winningham
  • UK release: 20 October 2017

Satellite architect and space cowboy Jake (Butler) has designed a device to protect our planet from climate change, but it’s sabotaged. Ridiculous melodrama of cheesy CGI punctuated by cheesy soap opera histrionics, with untold millions dying in eco-catastrophes until the US saves the day. Windy nonsense.

Sat 4 Nov

£4 / 01207 218171

Mon 6 Nov

£4 / 01207 218171

Tue 7 Nov

£4 / 01207 218171

Goodbye Christopher Robin

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Simon Curtis
  • Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 28 September 2017

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of…

Tue 24 Oct

01207 218171

  • 19:00

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

Wed 25 Oct

01207 218171

  • 19:00

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

Thu 26 Oct

01207 218171

  • 19:00

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

The Jungle Bunch

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Alaux
  • Cast: Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova
  • UK release: 15 September 2017

Maurice (Bozo) is a penguin who’s been raised by Natacha, a tigress (Darah). He leads his own team of crime-fighting creatures against evil koala Igor (Darbois) and his baboons. Lush animation and a brisk, unpretentious story make for a cheap but cheerful rumble in the jungle for pre-teens.

Tue 24 Oct

01207 218171

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

£5.50 / 01207 218171

Wed 25 Oct

01207 218171

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

£5.50 / 01207 218171

Thu 26 Oct

01207 218171

  • 10:30
  • 13:30

£5.50 / 01207 218171

…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Mad About the Musicals

Music from the West End starring Jai McDowall winner of Britain’s Got Talent and Michael Courtney.

Fri 27 Oct

£22 / 01207 218171

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£22.50 (£21.50) / 01207 218171

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£14 (£12) / 01207 218171

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Wed 8 Nov

£19.50 / 01207 218171

  • 18:30

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sat 28 Oct

£20 / 01207 218171

Thor: Ragnarok

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
  • UK release: 24 October 2017

Thor (Hemsworth) reunites with his duplicitous brother Loki (Hiddleston) to battle Hela, Goddess of Death (Blanchett). Director Waititi delivers gargantuan spectacle with plenty of verve and pricks narrative pomposity in favour of comedy, Hemsworth sending himself up with confident aplomb. An askew, irreverent and…

Fri 17 Nov

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

Mon 20 Nov

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

Tue 21 Nov

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01207 218171

…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Sat 12 May 2018

£23 (£22) / 01207 218171

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