Burnley Empire opens to the public for one day only

Burnley’s sole surviving music hall will open its doors to the public for one day only on Sunday 22 September.

The Grade II Victorian theatre, which is on our Theatres at Risk Register, has not been open to the public since 1995 when it last operated as a bingo hall. 

Burnley Empire Trust who bought the theatre last year, has teamed up with independent cafe One Sixty who will host the check-in and briefing before a short 2 minute walk to the Burnley Empire site.

Burnley Empire

Visitors will learn about the significance of the building, its current condition and the project to restore and reopen this historic gem.

The visit is free but booking is essential due to limited availability. Book tickets online here.

This one-off opportunity is being offered as part of Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture.

Photos by Ben Hamlin, North Films.