The Empire Theatres main auditorium is undergoing a refurbishment to improve the patron experience and increase the standard of our existing amenities.
As part of this refurbishment, the seating has been removed from the main auditorium over the weekend and work is ongoing on significant Box Office alterations.
While this work is undertaken, the main auditorium will not be operating, however our other venues, the Empire Church Theatre and The Armitage Centre, will feature plenty of varied entertainment until March, when the main theatre is in use once again.
Our Box Office is also still operational during the renovation and can be accessed out of the opposite end of the building.
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.