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Empire Theatre & Cinema

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Our new Spring Summer 2017 What's On guide is now available!


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 Empire Cinema screens the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, with a 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.     

ONLINE BOOKING: The 'choose a seat' option from the online seating plan is not available when booking from Apple iphone / ipad and some other devices, however seats will be offered on a 'best available' basis. Visa and Mastercard accepted only.  

Viceroy's House (12a) Mon 24th - Thu 27th April 2017 RSC Live: Julius Caesar Wed 26th April 2017 7pm Talon - The Best of Eagles Fri 28th April 2017 7.30pm Logan (15) Sat 29th April - Thu 4th May 2017 Dominic Kirwan with Lisa Stanley Fri 5th May 2017 7.30pm Seriously Dead Sat 6th May 2017 7.30pm 3D Kong: Skull Island (12a) Mon 8th - Thu 11th May 2017 2D Kong: Skull Island (12a) Tue 9th - Wed 10th May 2017 Going In Style (12a) Fri 12th - Thu 18th May 2017 Bringing On Back The 60s Sat 13th May 2017 7.30pm Debra Chalmers - The Magic of Spirit Wed 17th May 2017 7.30pm Their Finest (12a) Fri 19th - Thu 25th May 2017 Totally Tina Sat 20th May 2017 7.30pm RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra Wed 24th May 2017 7pm Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook Thu 15th June 2017 7.30pm White River Brass & Friends Fri 16th June 2017 7pm The Nick Ross Orchestra: Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era Sat 24th June 2017 7.30pm Abba Mania Fri 30th June 2017 7.30pm CBS - Sister Act Mon 3rd - Sat 8th July 2017 Andre Rieu's 2017 Maastricht Concert Sat 22nd July 2017 7pm RSC Live: Titus Andronicus Wed 9th August 2017 7pm The Searchers Sat 16th September 2017 7.30pm A Night of Dirty Dancing Wed 27th September 2017 7.30pm Memories Are Made Of This Fri 29th September 2017 7.30pm RSC Live: Coriolanus Wed 11th October 2017 7pm Milkshake! Live Sat 14th October 2017 1pm Mad About The Musicals Fri 27th October 2017 7.30pm Some Guys Have All The Luck Sat 28th October 2017 7.30pm The Dreamboys Wed 1st November 2017 7.30pm The Nutcracker Wed 8th November 2017 7.30pm The Elvis Years Sat 18th November 2017 7.30pm A Christmas Carol Fri 24th November 2017 7.30pm Cinderella - Pantomime 2017 Sat 2nd - Sun 31st December 2017
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Opening Times:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 3pm
Tue - Sat: 6.30pm - 9pm

Sundays - open 1 hour prior to performance.

Closed Bank Holidays

Front Street,
Co Durham

(01207) 218171