The Empire Theatre & Cinema is a popular 500 capacity venue in the heart of Consett, screening live theatre shows ranging from comedy and children?s plays, to classical ballets and live music.
The Empire Cinema screens the latest blockbusters and 3D movies, with a state-of-the-art digital projector. The Cafe Bar also offers a place to unwind, with a superb range of beverages, cakes, pastries and snacks.
We have a packed schedule at Empire Theatre and Cinema, but the venue is available to hire. The Empire prides itself on being at the heart of the community in Consett. As well as presenting some of the country?s finest touring companies and performers, we are delighted that so many schools, amateur societies and community groups want to perform at our venue.