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
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
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.