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Theatres in Blackburn and Darwen

King George's Hall

Two great venues in one, with the main Concert Hall and the more intimate Windsor Suite. King George’s Hall, which has just celebrated its 100th anniversary hosts a packed programme of events.

Massive music stars, the biggest names in comedy, variety and amazing family shows including their annual pantomime.

Some of the incredible range of stars that have appeared at King George’s Hall over the years include, Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Curtis Stigers, Robbie Williams, Culture Club, The Beatles (who supported Roy Orbison), David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, T-Rex, Frankie Howerd, Blondie, and so many more.

People travel from all over the country to King George’s Hall and with a such an amazing pedigree, it is easy to see why.

Blackburn Empire Theatre

Blackburn Empire Theatre calls itself “Lancashire’s Liveliest Little Theatre”. It has a packed programme of events and is the home for Blackburn Drama Club, Blackburn Musical Theatre Company & Blackburn G&S Society.

With a wide range of shows including music, dance, comedy and variety, visitors often comment on the friendly atmosphere of this theatre, which is run mainly by volunteers.

The theatre also produces the longest run of any pantomime in the area, beginning in late November each year.

The theatre is ideally placed near Ewood Park Football Ground and has free parking.

Darwen Library Theatre

Darwen Library Theatre is a 200 seat theatre in the heart of Darwen Town Centre.

It is well-known for its range of music and comedy shows, as well as fabulous shows for families and children.

Darwen Town Centre also benefits from free parking. (3 hours)

Darwen Library Theatre’s Auditorium is a charming and intimate setting perfect for theatre, music, literature and comedy events. It hosts a fixed stage and a tiered seating system which gives the venue exceptional sightlines. Any event is truly up close and personal.

Always something new, different and innovative including “Audience with” and “Acoustic” sets from big names.