Evocative unseen images of Burnley's former Empire Theatre

New previously unseen photographs of Burley's former Empire Theatre give a fascinating glimpse into what was once a proud cultural icon for the town.

Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 2:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 3:36 pm
How many Burnley folk would have used these seats over the years to see shows at the Empire?

Ben Hamlen from North Films and campaign group Burnley Empire Theatre Trust Ltd, which is striving to reopen the theatre as a cultural venue, have been documenting the progress of the campaigners and building since the very beginning of the project.

Behind the scenes
The posh seats at the Empire
The stage in all its majesty
Look at those prices!
An encompassing view of what would have once been a stunning theatre
How many of your older family members and ancestors would have trodden these steps on their way to their seats?
Another stunning image of the box