Consett Empire

The Consett Empire has been at the heart of artistic life in the town for generations.  Richard is developing a new project that celebrates the people who have kept the Empire alive, primarily through the amateur and non-professional performances that have taken place at the theatre.  The project's starting point is the 1970s, when the Theatre was significantly refurbished.  The project will make connections between that time and the Theatre's current re-development.

Richard is currently collected stories about the Empire and the amateur performers.  If you have something to share please email


(image: Consett High Street 1979 - copyright Chronicle Live)