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 17 events at this location

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The Animals Farewell Tour

The Animals were one of the most iconic pop, rhythm and blues bands of the 1960’s. They had over 20 global top ten hits, and remain a seminal rhythm and blues band who still commands great respect. Featuring two original members, founding member John Steel on drums and Micky Gallagher, who replaced Alan Price in 1965 on…

Sat 5 Jun

£27.50 / 01207 218171

Sat 7 May 2022

£27.50 / 01207 218171

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for over a quarter of a century. Enjoy hits including 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn’t Matter Anymore', 'Raining In My Heart' and 'Oh Boy!'.

Thu 8 Jul

£22 (£20) / 01207 218171

Fri 9 Jul

£22 (£20) / 01207 218171

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Sat 18 Sep

£24.50 / 01207 218171

CBS Theatre Group: Aladdin

Join the local amateur CBS Theatre Group for their annual January pantomime for the whole family.

Mon 10 Jan 2022

£8–£11 / 01207 218171

Tue 11 Jan 2022

£8–£11 / 01207 218171

Wed 12 Jan 2022

£8–£11 / 01207 218171

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jan 2022

Come What May

We present to you an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza as you enter the secret world of one of the greatest movie-musicals of all time. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne and Lady Marmalade plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman…

Fri 22 Oct

£25.50 / 01207 218171

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Fri 14 May

£24.50 (£23) / 01207 218171

Fri 11 Feb 2022

£24.50 (£23) / 01207 218171

Friends! The Musical Parody

A hilarious parody based on the all time favourite sitcom, Friends.

Sun 13 Jun

£29 / 01207 218171

Tue 29 Mar 2022

£29 / 01207 218171

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Tue 25 May

Cancelled / 01207 218171

Fri 8 Apr 2022

£23 / 01207 218171

Joe McElderry In Concert

Always a favourite at the Empire, Joe returns to Consett with his brand new tour. His cheeky chappie character and 24 carat gold voice is an all-round entertainer thrilling audiences of all ages. Come along and see Joe perform many of the songs that have made him the star that he is today. Joe recently played the role of…

Sat 2 Oct

£26–£61 / 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.

Sat 15 Jan 2022

£25.50 / 01207 218171

Thu 10 Mar 2022

£25.50 / 01207 218171

The Magic of the Beatles

A recreation of the full Beatles live show, taking you through their different eras from the skiffle-influenced mop top years of 'Love Me Do' and 'She Loves You' to the later psychedelia of songs like 'Strawberry Fields' and the classic rock such as 'Let It Be'.

Sat 12 Jun

£22.50 / 01207 218171

Sat 6 Nov

£22.50 / 01207 218171

Milkshake! LIVE: Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen! Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends…

Sat 7 Aug

£16 / 01207 218171

One Night In Dublin

Songs by the Pogues, the Dubliners, the Fureys, the Saw Doctors and others, performed by the Wild Murphys.

Thu 20 May

£30 / 01207 218171

Fri 19 Nov

£23 / 01207 218171

Pop Princesses

A magical show where beautiful princesses become pop stars! This is the children’s pop concert with a big difference. A musical spectacular starring four fabulous fairy tale princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix. Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor…

Mon 25 Oct

£6 / 01207 218171

Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

The traditional fairy tale is brought to life by Russian National Ballet.

Sat 20 Nov

£23 (£21.50) / 01207 218171

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance. Swan Lake is a tale of two young…

Sat 20 Nov

£23 (£21.50) / 01207 218171

The Three Degrees

The long-running trio of female vocalists from Philadelphia perform live.

Thu 30 Sep

£26 / 01207 218171

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