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Frederick Douglas Performing Arts

Theatre Performance Classes and Workshops for children aged between 5 and 16 years - dance, theatre, song....

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Not to be missed...

Music in the Park 2014

The Empire presents TRextasy on Sunday 3rd December 2017 the band return in 2017.....

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Welcome to the Empire Theatre website, where we hope you will find something that will entertain you, we have something that appeals to everyone we hope...
Wednesday afternoon Matinee performances with FREE TEA & BISCUITS....Kids matinees at the weekend...     

Box Office Hotline 12noon to 10pm daily on 07778 025490.
Remember....Book early to avoid disappointment.

Our next live show is:

Saturday April 29th 2017, 7.00 for 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00

D'ukes Ukulele Band

For the first time at the Empire...

D’Ukes are a very entertaining 6-piece electric ukulele covers band. Formed in Chelmsford in 2009, D’Ukes emerged from a regular ukulele pub jam session. They have since gone on to perform on TV, Regional and Local Radio and were the only UK band invited to the Czech Republic’s first ever Ukulele Festival which they headlined. D’Ukes draw on the diverse experience of enthusiastic ukulele players from across the Essex region whose interests cover the complete musical spectrum. What brings them together is an enthusiasm for playing a small instrument with 4 strings!

Whether it’s rock and pop, jazz and blues, ska and reggae, D’Ukes versatility in reinterpreting songs using only the ukulele with a hint of percussion and plenty of humour, amazes audiences and leaves them wondering what’s coming next! Their repertoire suits all tastes and ages and ranges from 1960’s pop to current favourites and with D’Ukes great vocals, slick solos and song arrangements it is hard for the au­di­ence not to be singing, danc­ing and smil­ing!

D’Ukes have developed into a highly sought after ukulele band and can regularly be seen at many types of venues all around London and the south of England at theatres, festivals, pubs and special events. They regularly pack out venues big and small leaving audiences wanting more.

To book tickets
07778 025490 
between 12noon and 10.00pm daily