The Empire Rochdale
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The date of opening would appear to be 1904. If this is correct, the façe of the building was designed to reflect the Gothic architectural style of the Town Hall (1864, by W H Crossland of Leeds). The Empire stands in Town Hall Square and a curiosity is a speakers’ balcony above the entrance, at balcony level, with access from an arched opening with French windows. Five bays, the outer ones with a pinnacle roof, the central bay, the highest, with a pediment carrying the legend EMPIRE HALL.
After years as a theatre and cinema, the Empire was then converted to a bingo hall in the 1950s. The building is now used as a local events, live music concert venue and social-bar, utilising only the ground floor areas.
Venue contact details and info
Name: The Empire
Phone: 01706 551515
Type of venue: Live
Dress code: Casual / No sportswear
Drinks served: Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic.
Parking: Car Park (front of venue).
Nearest Train Station: 700(m).
Address: 7 Packer Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NJ
Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/77149/
Music Policy: various
Ambiance: Friendly Atmosphere.
Disabled facilities: Street Level Access / Disabled Toilet & Changing Area.
Nearest Bus Stop: 200(m).