Bands On The Run 2014 Fall Tour


Bands on the Run 2014 Fall Tour

The Road Hammers

Doc Walker & Blackjack Billy

Saturday, November 29 @ 8 p.m.

  On sale Friday, August 29 @ 11 a.m.

$59.50 + HST + ticket service fee

Three of Canada’s top rockin’ Country bands on one bill, featuring Empire favourites The Road Hammers, Doc Walker and fast rising newcomers Blackjack Billy.
 This is on show you won’t want to miss!


Mix 97 Prime Time Special


MIX 97 Prime Time Holiday Special

Monday, December 1 @ 7 p.m.

Deck the halls … its time for the MIX 97 Prime Time Holiday Special.   Join the chorus with your favourite radio hosts and special guests: Tyler Shaw, Rebel Coast, Freddy Vette and Honeymoon Suite for a great evening of holiday fun.

Stay tuned to MIX 97, for your chance to win tickets to the Prime Time Holiday Special.

Theory of a Deadman


 Theory Of A Deadman

The Savages Tour

Tuesday, December 2 @ 8 p.m.

$39.50 + HST + ticket service fee

Theory Of A Deadman returns to The Empire Theatre.  The B.C. platinum rockers recently released their 5th album, Savages and make no apologies for anything.  The lead off single “Drown”, ebbs and flows between a staggering wall of distortion and an infectious chorus, sure to be one of the groups biggest athems.  Savages is a tough as rock and roll gets.  Their 2011 album, The Truth Is,landed in the top 10 of Billboards Top Albums chart, upon its debut.  Fan favourites include “Santa Monica”, “Bad Girlfriend”, “So Happy”, “Lowlife” and from their new release “Drown” and title track, “Savages”.  

Special Guests:  Head of the Herd and Gloryhound



Sing Along Sound Of Music


 Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Thursday, December 4 @ 7:30 p.m.

 $19.75 + HST + ticket service fee


Calling all Nuns, Goat herders, Hills, Alps, Baronesses, Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String or any of your favorite things!! Get ready to yodel in North America! This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most successful movie musical of all time. This is one of the funniest, most liberating nights out you will have for a long time. Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music is not just a chance to see the classic movie on the big screen in magnificent Technicolor and glorious cinemascope, it’s a major audience participation event with subtitles for the songs.                                                                          Singalong with Julie! Wave your Edelweiss!  Dance in the gazebo with Liesl!  Bark at Rolf! Snuggle up with Gretel and join in earnest choruses of My Favorite Things!                                                                                                                 Let’s start at the very beginning….A host leads the audience through a vocal warm up and gives a comprehensive guide to the accompanying actions and use of the interactive funpack. The costume parade has been known to send audiences into a frenzy. Sing-a-long-a attenders have dressed up as anything and everything represented in the classic film –- the possibilities are as endless as the sunlight on a perfect Alpine day.

Please note:  This show is a pre-recorded film and not a live performance.

3 hrs. 50 mins. including intermission







Hip For The Holidays


Hip for the Holidays

Belle Vegas Variety Show

Friday, December 5 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $35.00 + ticket service fees

Back by popular demand! Join Variety the Dance & Show Band featuring members of the Power Connection with special guests Wendy Shaer, Lenni Stewart, Tim Campbell, Susan Walsh, Randy Coker, Debra Tosh, Kim Dafoe, Sam Brady and Tim Hunt in an evening of music and entertainment that will have you up dancing in your seat!  Proceeds from
ticket sales support Quinte Arts Council’s arts education, visual and performing arts programs and service


Toopy and Binoo

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Saturday, December 6 @ 1 p.m.,

Price $21.75 + HST + ticket service fee.

The zaniness continues as best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return to the live stage in a brand new theatrical production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games. Filled with whimsical exuberance, families across Canada will dance and sing-along with Koba Entertainment’s newest musical extravaganza! The dynamic duo perfectly blends optimism, imagination, and spontaneity in their quest to find the best game ever! The story unfolds as a toy chest full of mismatched game and puzzle ignites a curious imagination: watch as Toopy and Binoo dance with X’s and O’s; wiggle with smiling snakes; try to outwit a gang of dancing ladders. Along with tea-partying cats, energetic Dusteroo’s and fun-loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo embark on their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet! Entertaining and unpredictable, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology to create an off-the-wall experience that will delight the entire family! 

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Barra MacNeils


The Barra MacNeils

 An East Coast Christmas

Wednesday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price – $50.00 + ticket service fee (includes HST)

The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season.  With their captivating vocals, distinctive harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, The Barra MacNeils inject new life and energy into the sights and sounds of Christmas…one moment a rousing chorus, then a hauntingly beautiful Gaelic ballad, the next a flurry of foot-stomping instrumentals, which of course pulls one then another into a step-dancing revelry. For a delightful seasonal celebration, don’t missAn East Coast Christmas with the Barra MacNeils!


Holly Cole


Holly Cole Christmas

Friday, December 12 @ 8 p.m.

$49.50 + HST + ticket service fee

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Expect very cool jazz style renderings of season favourites at Holly Cole’s Christmas concert.  There is an intelligence and sophistication to Holly Cole’s singing that sets her apart. She can imbue well-worn standards and eclectic songs with an uncanny combination of sensuality, innocence, originality and sheer musicality. Cole takes tunes everybody thinks they know and discovers new undercurrents in the venerable anthems of contemporary composers, wrapping her honesty, compassion and sardonic wit around their sometimes-fragile creations. The results are sexy, provocative, spellbinding, sometimes dangerous-and never, ever dull.   


Natalie & Donnell


Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy:

A Family Christmas

Saturday, December 13 @ 8 p.m.

$49.50 + HST + ticket service fee

on sale Wed. July 9 @ 11 a.m.

Natalie and Donnell welcome audiences into their “Family Christmas” celebration.  Alongside beautiful seasonal music that audiences know and love, they’ll enjoy riveting original pieces, traditional Cape Breton turns, step-dancing, story-telling and a joie-de-vive that will thrust them headlong into the Christmas spirit.  Join Natalie & Donnell for “A Family Christmas” and make it part of your own family tradition!



Aladdin Panto 2014


Aladdin, The Panto!

Join us for lamp-rubbing holiday fun, as our handsome young Aladdin frees a hilarious genie, battles the evil wizard Abanaaza and wins the hand of the beautiful Princess Jasmine! Full of show-stopping songs and interactive audience hijinks, the heart-warming FAMILY show is recommended for everyone aged 5 and up, and our ever-popular NAUGHTY version is recommended for adult audiences only.
(Aladdin, The Panto is not in any way affiliated with the current Broadway and touring production of Aladdin)
Written and Directed by Caroline Smith
Co-produced by Moonpath Productions and the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope


Naughty – $28.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Family  – $15.00 + HST + ticket service fee

 Group (available though box office only) – $26.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Naughty Version (adults only)

Tuesday, December 16 @ 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17 @ 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 18 @ 8 p.m.
Friday, December 19 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 21 @ 8 p.m.
Family Version (recommended for everyone aged 5 and up)
Saturday, December 20 @ 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 21 @ 2 p.m.



Brent Butt



Wednesday, January 14 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $39.50 + HST + ticket service fee

Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, BRENT BUTT discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the city to pursue a career in stand- up. Within months he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called CORNER GAS. It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers. Canada’s favourite comedy is now shown in over 26 countries including the US. The final episode of the series was “the highest (rated) on record for a Canadian scripted series since it began keeping track in 1994” Brent’s follow-up series HICCUPS ran for two seasons. In 2013 Brent was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country.


Jefferson Starship


Jefferson Starship

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
Price – $43.25 + HST + ticket service fee
On Sale – Tuesday, October 21 @ 11 a.m.

Haight Ashbury comes to Front Street.  The Empire Theatre welcomes the legendary Jefferson Starship, featuring founding member and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Kantner.  From the Summer of Love to Woodstock to platinum albums and sold out concerts worldwide, Jefferson Starship, celebrates their 40th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of Jefferson Airplane.  They will lift off with classics “Somebody To Love”, “White Rabbit”, “Volunteers”, “Miracles”, “Count On Me”, “Jane” and many more.  Joining Paul Kantner are Starship alumni – David Freiberg, Cathy Richardson, Donny Baldwin, Chris Smith & Jude Gold.


Dallas Smith


Dallas Smith Tippin’ Point Tour 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 8 p.m.

Price – $40.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Hailing from British Columbia, Dallas Smith is heading to the very top of the Country music scene.  His debut  album “Jumped Right In” in 2012 generated 5 singles in the Canadian Hot 100 and was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards.  In March of 2013, Dallas went on a sold out Canadian tour with Bob Seger.  Earlier this year, he toured with Florida Georgia Line.  His latest release “Tippin’ Point”   which features Smith’s wall of sound approach, blending Country vocals with a Rock background, is topping the charts.

On sale Fri. Sept. 5 @ 11 a.m


At Last


“At Last” – Georgette Sings Etta

Etta James Retrospective

Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 8 p.m.

On Sale Friday, October 31 @ 11 a.m

Price:  $30.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Juno-nominated Georgette Fry, winner of the 2013 CBMA Blues Awards for Singer of the Year, returns to the stage with a retrospective of Etta James career, accompanied by an eleven-piece band and the Shout Sister!  A veteran of the concert and festival circuit, she receives rave reviews for her live performances.  Georgette has been described as a “powerful and expressive singer”.


Comedy For A Cause


“Comedy for a Cause”

Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night with Ron Josol and Dylan Mandlsohn

Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

Price:  $20.00 + ticket service fee

Plan to join Lorraine O’Quinn at The Empire to raise money in support of our local Three Oaks Shelter.  Two great comedians, one night only!
Chris Quigley has been wowing audiences and mastering his craft from the young age of 19, making him one of Canada’s top Comedians, and earning him an hour Special on CTV’s well know “Comedy Now”.  With a wide range of topics and facial expressions that are second to none, he is sure to please all audiences young and old.  He happily tears up the mythologies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with superb ease and accuracy.  Chris is an energetic comedic force and a “kamikaze” humorist.
Dylan Mandlsohn is an energetic comic who love to provoke forward thinking and challenge social norms.


Next Step Dancers


Family Channel presents

The Next Step Live On Stage.


Saturday, February 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages. Showcasing their incredible talent and athletic abilities, The Next Step dancers will perform popular routines from the show – both intricate solos/duets and jaw-dropping group numbers – along with new eye-popping choreography and tutorials designed to celebrate dance and movement.

$44.50 + HST + ticket service fee

$39.50 + HST + ticket service fee – price  applies for 4 pack purchase ONLY – Rows II-OO Balcony



The Next Step- 2pm Show


The Next Step Live On Stage.


Saturday, February 14 @ 2 p.m.

Featuring music from the hit series, The Next Step Live on Stage is an interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages. Showcasing their incredible talent and athletic abilities, The Next Step dancers will perform popular routines from the show – both intricate solos/duets and jaw-dropping group numbers – along with new eye-popping choreography and tutorials designed to celebrate dance and movement.

$44.50 + HST + ticket service fee

$39.50 + HST + ticket service fee – price  applies for 4 pack purchase ONLY – Rows II-OO Balcony



Imagination Movers


Disney Junior Presents -

Imagination Movers Live!

Wednesday, February 25 @ 6:00 p.m.

P1 – $39.50 + service fees
P1 + Meet and Greet – $39.50 + $40.00 + service fees
P2 – $29.50 + service fees
HST included in all ticket prices
Sing, Clap, Shout, Dance!
Don’t miss the Imagination Movers’ live in concert! Emmy winners Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty of the hit Disney Junior show Imagination Movers will perform their most crowd-pleasing tunes with real guitars, real drums, and real fun!
VIP meet and great add ons are also available. Act fast to get your chance to meet the entire Movers team! Imagination Movers – Live in concert!


Jann Arden

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 8 p.m.

$76.50 + HST + ticket service fee

Tickets Onsale Wednesday Oct 1st @ 11am

Calgary-born Jann Arden has released 11 highly acclaimed albums with the 12th,Everything Almost, out in April 2014. This singer-songwriter has had 17 Top Ten singles, including the concert favourites “I Would Die for You,” “Could I Be Your Girl,” and “Insensitive.” She also happens to be the winner of eight Juno Awards, including awards for Songwriter of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. Jann Arden delivers songs full of emotions and stories based on experiences surrounding her life, with grace and honesty. She never fails to delight, always hosting a lively entertaining show, filled with great music and a few comedic snippets. Promoting her newest music for legions of devoted fans, Arden has stated that “the music is FOR you. It always has been. It always will be.”


Mike The Knight


Mike The Knight In The Great Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

Price:  $28.00 + ticket service fee (HST included)

On Sale:  Friday, November 7 @ 11 a.m.

Koba Entertainment sets out on their bravest mission to date starring the cheerful yet bountiful Mike the Knight in his first ever North American theatrical production: Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt!  The Glendragon Scavenger Hunt is on and the stakes are high; Mike is determined to discover the most knightly way to tackle this chivalrous quest. With a little help for the would-be-hero from his closest friends: Sparkie and Squirt, a pair of quirky dragons and his valiant friend Trollee, as well as his wizard-in-training sister Evie, Mike leads the charge through daunting challenges and unexpected encounters.  Set in an enchanting world filled with medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons, Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt unfolds through a mix of adventure, comedy, music, song and dance, and of course a little bit of magic!  Driven by his passion to help others and, along the way, be the best knight he can be, Mike the Knight embarks on an enchanting and interactive adventure of ultimate detection and discovery that’s perfect for the whole family.

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Colin James


Colin James

Thursday, March 5 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $45.50 + HST + ticket service fee

Winner of six JUNO Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year Colin James has worn many hats during his long and storied career. When Colin first hit the scene a quarter century ago, he became an instant rock guitar hero, mentored by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Since then, this iconic Canadian has topped the charts as a pop vocalist, recorded an acclaimed blues album and led the swing revival with his Little Big Band, which he both fronted and produced. He has performed for the Queen, sold multi-platinum many times over and continues to sell out shows coast to coast.  Along the way, he’s written memorable hit songs and given us distinctive covers of timeless classics


When The Lights Go Down Tour


When The Lights Go Down Tour.

Chad Brownlee with Jess Moskaluke and Bobby Wills


Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 8 p.m.


Price – $35.00 + HST + ticket service fee


JUNO nominee Chad Brownlee headlines coast to coast in 2015 with the When The Lights Go Down Tour.  An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, Canadian country music artist Chad Brownlee is a man of many talents.  In only a few short years since the release of his 2010 debut album, the country singer has rocked the charts with 7 Top 10 hits on Canadian country radio, including the singles “Crash,” “Smoke In The Rain,” “Listen,” and “Day After You,” (a single which broke both the Top 10 on CMT’s Chevy Cross Canada Countdown and peaked at #9 on the BDS Canadian country radio chart).
Canadian Country Music Association Awards® (CCMA®) 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year Jess Moskaluke and 2013 CCMA Rising Star Bobby Wills will join Brownlee on the road, opening each show.  


Chantal Kreviazuk


Chantal Kreviazuk

Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 8 p.m.

$49.50 + HST + ticket service fee

An evening with one Canada and North America’s beloved singer/songwriters, Chantal Kreviazuk.  Introspective and passionate, as both an artist and a humanitarian, Chantal is known for her emotionally charged performances.  Many of her songs have gone on to be classics … “God Made Me”, “Wayne”, “Surrounded”, “Feels Like Home”, “All I Can Do” and “Invincible”  … to name a few.

On Sale Thursday Sept 25th @ 11am


Gerry Dee

Gerry Dee

Gerry Dee

Wednesday April 22nd 2015

$59.00 (includes HST)

Onsale Monday Oct 6th @12noon

Gerry Dee is the star and creator of CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D, author of Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks. He also appeared on Gerry Dee Sports Reporter on The Score. 2013 Winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in A Continuing Comedic Role.  He is a former Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Comic in Canada and was on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Catch Gerry Dee Live where he will touch upon marriage, fatherhood and his years as a teacher.  Gerry Dee is a comedian you do not want to miss.  He will provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget.



John McDermott


John McDermott – Traditionally Yours

Thursday, May 7 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price – $47.50 incl. HST + ticket service fee
John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career – platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations – he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes – the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society’s Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families. In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of  humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Traditionally Yours, as well as variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.  A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

Watch John McDermott Video Here!