#SaveOurTheatres - Blackburn Empire Theatre

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Project by Michael Berry

#SaveOurTheatres - Blackburn Empire Theatre


raised so far

+ est. £361.25 Gift Aid



To support a dream 20 years in the making and at the centre of arts & creativity in the area for the last 18 years.

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Elaine Truesdale 21st February 2021

I wish you every success. I love this little theatre and hope you continue to bring brilliant entertainment to the local community! Thank you to all the volunteers too!

Sue Pugh 15th February 2021

I hope you are able to continue when the time is right.This is a lovely little theatre and I have enjoyed many performances and also have great memories of it as a cinema

Jon Lucas 10th February 2021

My daughters thoroughly enjoyed being part of the drama club and taking part in several productions. It would be a shame if other kids were to miss out on the chance to do the same.

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This project offered rewards

£40 or more

Become a Friend of the Empire

Our new "Friends of the Empire" membership scheme gives you 12 months of access to show discounts, advance news and special offers. It's a simple way to support the theatre. Usual annual rate is £50.

£5 or more

Win a trip to a show of your choice

By pledging just £5, your name will be entered into a prize draw to win 4 tickets to a show of your choice (subject to availibility). Includes pre-show and interval drinks for 4 and interval ice-cream for 4. One winner drawn at random from all pledges on 1st Feb 2021. For free route of entry, please see T&Cs in our main profile.

£15 or more

Print of The Empire (Limited Edition)

This unique print of The Empire is from a painting commissioned by the theatre by by local artist Mark Best in 2002. It depicts the cinema as it would have been around the 1940s with a passing tram. The print is unmounted and approximately 23 inches by 20 inches in size. Includes postage.

£100 or more

Backstage Tour (Group)

A backstage tour of The Empire with our Chairman Michael Berry. Discover the history of the theatre and how the dream became a reality. For groups of up to 20 when it is safe to do so and subject to availability.

£250 or more

Corporate Sponsor

As a Corporate Sponsor you will receive advertising on our main foyer screen for one year and 4 free tickets to a show of your choice. (Subject to availability)

£350 or more

Sponsor a Show

Sponsor a Show and have your company name associated with all our digital and print advertising for the show. Subject to availability we can arrange a Meet and Greet with the star of the show. Includes 8 free tickets to the sponsored show (Subject to availability). Applies for one-night only productions.

£600 or more

Become the Bar Sponsor

Bar sponsorship for 12 months for both our bars including your own advert displayed above the bar facing the main entrance. It is the most prominent advertising space inside the theatre.

£750 or more

Ticket Sponsor for 12 months

Become our ticket sponsor for 12 months from when we reopen. Your advert will feature on around 40,000 tickets a year, which people receive to print at home or display on their mobile phones. You can update the advert up to 4 times a year. We offer free in-house design if needed. (Usual cost £1000)

£2,500 or more

Pantomime Sponsor

Become the sponsor for one of the longest runs of Panto in the Northwest. Branding on all Pantomime material as main sponsor (digital & print). Advertising space for the run of the pantomime in both the stalls & balcony. 20 free tickets to a pantomime performance of your choice. (subject to availability) This is for the 2021 pantomime run.

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