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Thwaites Empire Theatre

Aqueduct Road, Blackburn BB2 4HT, England
+44 1254 685500
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Whistle Down The Wind

Went to see the musical on Wednesday 9th May, arrived 10 minutes before the show. The overflow Car... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
arny9uk
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Absolutely fantastic!!!

What a fantastic musical in this great theatre!!! Totally impressed with both the venue and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VictoriaKB04
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Valletta, Malta
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A volunteer led theatre bringing you a range of shows including music, musicals, plays, variety, dance as well as stage school weeks.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tribute acts” (3 reviews)
“little gem” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Aqueduct Road, Blackburn BB2 4HT, England
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+44 1254 685500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the musical on Wednesday 9th May, arrived 10 minutes before the show. The overflow Car park was full so had to park on the road, parked on it before and find it very muddy especially when wet. Very good performance and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic musical in this great theatre!!! Totally impressed with both the venue and the quality of Whistle Down the Wind by Blackburn Musical Theatre group. Wonderful!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue and lots of parking nearby.....something for everybody at this theatre throughout the year from Panto to great tribute bands

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Been to see the panto today. Absolutely fabulous venue, very intimate and a really great panto. Felt very involved throughout and was sad to see it end. Kids loved it too. Great little theatre, will definitely be booking the next panto here.

Thank Afoodie1910
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I've been here twice now. Once to see a pantomime with my granddaughter, and once to see an Agatha Christie play with my wife. The pantomime was fantatic, a professional production with professional effects which made real magic for the kids, whilst keeping the grownups...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A great little theatre. We went here to attend a charity concert. We were so surprised how good this place is. The seating is very cosy. You can't help but have a good seat. There is a nice little bar serving draught beers & spirits....More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went with 200 plus children from a local primary school to see Cinderella...what a great experience for the kids who laughed, sang and thoroughly enjoyed the seasonal experience. The theatre, a former cinema going back over a century offers a range of plays, musicals, shows...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for the first time to watch a xmas Panto. Very cosy little theatre with excellent facilities. All run by volunteers. All,seats have a good view of the stage, the lower tear being the better! Nice visit.

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to see a play titled Fir Coat No Knickers. It was very funny. Also a big surprise an actor named James Lilley was a joy to watch with very gifted comedy timing. The seats are comfortable and the volunteers are very friendly. There is...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Entertainment for all the family young & old, panto for the kids at christmas to old time music hall for the pensioners & something in between for everyone else.

Thank Frank B
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daveprice009
16 September 2017|
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Response from dmtlangho | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest you give them a ring opening hours a bit restricted Phone: 01254 685 500 10-12noon a good time
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6 July 2016|
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Response from KazTE | Reviewed this property |
Go on line and book early
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