Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre
Empire Theatre
Front Street, Consett, Durham, DH8 5AB
  • Telephone 01207 218171
  • Box office times Mon 10am–3pm; Tue–Sat 10am–3pm & 6.30–9pm.
  • Website empireconsett.co.uk
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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 29 events at this location

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Aladdin: Pantomime

Empire’s smash hit pantomime returns with Leah Bell and full supporting cast to present the magical tale of Aladdin! Packed full of magic, dazzling costumes, all your favourite characters and lots of adventure, our 2022 panto brings a modern twist to the traditional story. Let the adventure begin! School tickets £9.

Thu 1 Dec

£11–£19 (£11–£17) / 01207 218171

Fri 2 Dec

£11–£19 (£11–£17) / 01207 218171

Sat 3 Dec

£11–£19 (£11–£17) / 01207 218171

…and 24 more dates until 31 Dec

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sat 12 Nov

£26 / 01207 218171

The Chicago Blues Brothers: Night At The Movies

Direct from London’s west end, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 9-piece band for a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live in concert. Featuring the greatest hits from both Blues Brothers movies with some of the greatest movie…

Sat 8 Oct

£26 (£24) / 01207 218171

The Comedy Store (Jan)

The Comedy Store is delighted to be showcasing it’s best and brightest comedy talent at Empire Consett in 2022. The London club that gave a leg-up to the likes of Eddie Izzard and Rhod Gilbert offers a night out like no other – and now you don’t even have to leave Consett to experience it! Each show will provide two hours…

Fri 27 Jan 2023

£12 (£10) / 01207 218171

The Comedy Store (Nov)

The Comedy Store is delighted to be showcasing it’s best and brightest comedy talent at Empire Consett in 2022. The London club that gave a leg-up to the likes of Eddie Izzard and Rhod Gilbert offers a night out like no other – and now you don’t even have to leave Consett to experience it! Each show will provide two hours…

Fri 18 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01207 218171

The Comedy Store (Sept)

The Comedy Store is delighted to be showcasing it’s best and brightest comedy talent at Empire Consett in 2022. The London club that gave a leg-up to the likes of Eddie Izzard and Rhod Gilbert offers a night out like no other – and now you don’t even have to leave Consett to experience it! Each show will provide two hours…

Fri 23 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01207 218171

Crown Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Presenting the UK premiere of this ballet company from Moldova. Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score. Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy…

Sat 29 Oct

£26 (£23.50) / 01207 218171

Crown Ballet: Swan Lake

Presenting the UK premiere of this ballet company from Moldova. Swan Lake is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which Princess Odette is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly…

Sat 29 Oct

£26 (£23.50) / 01207 218171

Dinosaur Adventure Live!

Surely The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth! 65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure? Join our intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as we journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like Dinosaurs. Walk with us through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience as we introduce you to…

Fri 5 Aug

£16 / 01207 218171

Disco Inferno

Let’s dance, let’s shout, come and shake your body down to The Empire Theatre with the electrifying show that screams glitter balls and good times all the way… If you ever dreamed of going to New York’s Studio 54, Disco Inferno takes you there – in an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of everything D.I.S.C.O. Featuring…

Fri 30 Sep

£24.50 (£23) / 01207 218171

Elvis

  • 2022
  • 2h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
  • Cast: Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.

Fri 15 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Sat 16 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Mon 18 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

The Elvis Years

The Elvis Years: The Story Of The King is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘King of Rock & Roll’ – Elvis Presley. Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), an all-star band and award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50…

Sat 19 Nov

£25 (£23) / 01207 218171

G4

Former X Factor runners up perform pop-opera covers of well-known songs. G4 are tenor Jonathan Ansell and baritone Mike Christie, with Lewis Raines and Duncan Sandilands.

Wed 5 Oct

£29–£66 / 01207 218171

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

  • 2022
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack

Unfulfilled widow Nancy Stokes hires a male sex worker in the hope of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery.

Fri 8 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Sat 9 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Mon 11 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jul

The Illegal Eagles

Celebrating over 50 years since the formation of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band The Eagles in 1971, The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return to Consett with a brand new production, promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship. This critically acclaimed…

Fri 11 Nov

£33.50 / 01207 218171

Jurassic World: Dominion

  • 2022
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill
  • UK release: 10 June 2022

A third film in the Jurassic World series and the sixth in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Tue 5 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Wed 6 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Thu 7 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

The Kilkennys

The four-piece from Kilkenny plays Irish folk and ballads.

Fri 16 Sep

£21 / 01207 218171

The Lindisfarne Story

Back in 1971, Lindisfarne released their ground-breaking first album and began to attract the fervent fan base that followed them for decades. In October that year they released their second album ‘Fog on the Tyne’ which topped the UK charts for six weeks in spring 1972. ‘Fog on the Tyne’ was a game-changer, and UK and…

Wed 16 Nov

£23.50 / 01207 218171

Minions: The Rise of Gru

  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson

Sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off.

Fri 22 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Sat 23 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

Mon 25 Jul

£5–£7.50 (£6.50) / 01207 218171

…and 3 more dates until 28 Jul

Ministry of Science

This year saw science lead the way in getting our lives back to normal. Now, the UK’s favourite science team are back and more explosive than ever! Join our presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how science shapes the modern world we live in with a few loud bangs along the way. They’ll take an…

Sat 22 Oct

£16 / 01207 218171

One Night In Texas

Nashville may be the home of country music, but everything is BIGGER in Texas! This is one of the biggest country music shows in Europe, featuring an all-live band. Country music is one of the most popular genres of music in the world and it encompasses many styles from Roots, Bluegrass and Americana, through the classic…

Sat 24 Sep

£24 / 01207 218171

The Pitmen Poets

From Billy Elliott to Auf Wiedersehen Pet. From *When the Boat Comes In *to *The Likely Lads *- be enthralled and entertained in a night of songs and stories laced with North East humour and humanity. The Pitmen Poets is Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse songman Bob Fox, Master of Tyneside…

Fri 7 Oct

£23.50 / 01207 218171

Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

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

Sat 29 Oct

£23 (£21.50) / 01207 218171

Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Swan Lake – The greatest of all romantic ballets 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…

Sat 29 Oct

£23 (£21.50) / 01207 218171

Sensational Sixties Experience

With a brand-new production for 2022. Join us for the musical phenomenon of 2022 with this festival of nostalgia. The show with the definite feelgood factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s. Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents…

Fri 21 Oct

£29 / 01207 218171

The Sound of Springsteen

Celebrate the best of ‘The Boss’ with classic songs from the Springsteen songbook including: Born to Run, Streets of Philadelphia, Badlands, Born In The USA, The River, Dancing In The Dark, Human Touch, Thunder Road and many more. Travelling up and down the UK and performing live on stage to great acclaim, the band’s…

Fri 4 Nov

£24.50 / 01207 218171

STARS Live

The stage is set for the greatest talent show ever! For the first time together, we will see amazing musical performances from your favourite TV Stars, live on stage! Ben and Holly will sing some of their favourite songs with help from the magical Nanny Plum. The PJ Masks heroes, fresh from a new adventure, will show the…

Sat 1 Oct

£16 / 01207 218171

The Three Degrees

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

Fri 14 Oct

£26 / 01207 218171

Women In Rock

THE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLDS GREATEST FEMALE ANTHEMS Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with theirhigh energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction,striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has…

Sat 4 Feb 2023

£25 (£23) / 01207 218171