Empire Theatre & Cinema
10 am - 4pm
Then 6.30pm - 9pm
(except Monday evenings)
Sundays - open 45 mins prior to performance, 30 mins prior to cinema.
Closed Bank Holidays
Theatre costs vary.
£5.80 full, £4.80 concs.
£4.80 all matinees.
3D Screenings are an
extra £2.00 per ticket.
£5.00 full, £4.50 concs.
The Empire Theatre in Consett, is a much loved and well used town centre arts venue. It offers a year round live show programme, facilitating both professional and amateur performances, and an entertaining film programme comprised in the main of popular mainstream film and an up to the minute and exciting children\'s holiday programme.
Tel: 01207 218171Visit Empire Theatre & Cinema website
Bar and Café
Included in the 2003 update was the relocation of the licensed bar to the rear of the ground floor foyer. Offering a modern, clean, air-conditioned and friendly service area, the bar doubles as a cafe from 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Saturday. A portico extension to the front of the building, forms a light and airy space onto the front street giving customers the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the comings and goings of town centre life.
Being licensed and with catering easily arranged, at specific times of the day and week, the theatre\'s ground floor cafe/bar/foyer area has become popular as a party/presentation venue in its own right.
The space comfortably accommodating 50 -60 offers a small, bright, easily accessible and upmarket option for Sunday Christenings, anniversary teas, and small business related activities and special events.
The Empire offers excellent access for people with a disability, especially those that are wheelchair bound. The ground floor is ramped in the relevant places. There is space for 6 dedicated wheelchair users and their carers.
A disabled toilet is based in the foyer area of the venue. A hearing loop is also available in the main auditorium for patrons who have a hearing aid - a hearing loop unit must be requested from the Empire Box Office. Disabled parking is available at the front of the building for 3 vehicles with free parking but blue disability badges must be displayed in the window of the vehicle.
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