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Empire Theatre & Cinema

DOWNLOADS:  Seating Plan | Booking & Venue Info | Technical Spec | Spring Summer 2015 What's On Guide


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 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.

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. 

3D & 2D Home (U) Fri 22nd - Sat 30th May 2015 Two By Two (U) Fri 22nd - Thu 28th May 2015 Far From The Madding Crowd (12a) Fri 22nd - Thu 28th May 2015 A Royal Night Out (12a) Fri 29th May - Thu 4th June 2015 A Little Chaos (12a) Fri 5th - Thu 11th June 2015 CBS present The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Mon 8th - Sat 13th June 2015 Big Game (12a) Fri 12th - Wed 17th June 2015 Remembering Hughie Malone MBE Thu 18th June 2015 7pm White River Brass Fri 19th June 2015 7.30pm Act On presents Into The Woods Tue 23rd - Fri 26th June 2015 Clouds Of Sils Maria (15) Fri 26th June - Thu 2nd July 2015 Joe McElderry The Evolution Tour Sat 27th June 2015 7.30pm Pride & Prejudice Wed 1st July 2015 7.30pm The Age Of Adaline (12a) Fri 3rd - Wed 8th July 2015 Spotlight Theatre: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Tue 14th - Sat 18th July 2015 3D & 2D Minions (U) Fri 17th - Thu 23rd July 2015 RSC The Merchant of Venice - Live Screening Wed 22nd July 2015 7pm The Basil Brush Show Wed 29th July 2015 2.30pm RSC Othello - Live Screening Wed 26th August 2015 7pm Aida on Sydney Harbour - Event Cinema Tue 15th September 2015 7pm Soul Legends Fri 18th September 2015 7.30pm Spotlight Theatre present Avenue Q Thu 1st - Sat 3rd October 2015 An Evening of Mediumship with Tony Stockwell Thu 8th October 2015 7.30pm Tree Fu Tom Live Sat 10th October 2015 1pm Totally Tina Fri 16th October 2015 7.30pm RSC Henry V - Live Screening Wed 21st October 2015 7pm The Lindisfarne Story Sat 31st October 2015 7.30pm Big Girls Don't Cry Sat 7th November 2015 7.30pm Jack & The Beanstalk - Panto 2015 Fri 4th - Thu 31st December 2015

Contact Venue

David Paull

Opening Times:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 3pm
Tue - Sat: 6.30pm - 9pm

Sundays - open 45 mins prior to performance.

Closed Bank Holidays

Front Street,
Co Durham

(01207) 218171