The Empire Theatre has scored £500,000 of sweet tax money to upgrade the décor, enhance the stage and lighting, and improve the backstage, café, and Box Office areas.
The venue will close from Wednesday 1 April to early September, with jam packed programme for Autumn.
Cllr Joy Allen, notified: “The Empire Theatre is a popular venue and is the heart of Consett for live theatre, the latest blockbusters, cultural events, and as a place to unwind at its café.
“These improvements will give the venue a real boost so it can continue as a hub for family-friendly entertainment when it re-opens in the Autumn season.”
Tickets for upcoming shows will still be available to purchase in advance during the closure, either online at the Empire website or via a temporary Box Office at Consett Library.
Opening times for the temporary Box Office
- 9.30am to 5pm on Mondays
- 9.30am to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays
- 9.30am to 1pm on Fridays.