The Empire Rochdale

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The Empire venue information

The date of opening would appear to be 1904. If this is correct, the fa├že 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

Capacity: 499

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

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Music Policy: various

Ambiance: Friendly Atmosphere.

Clientele: 18-65+

Disabled facilities: Street Level Access / Disabled Toilet & Changing Area.

Nearest Bus Stop: 200(m).