Having driven 90 miles to see a show at The Empire, we thought that a bite in the theatre cafe would be a good idea. At 6.30 in the evening all that was on offer were a couple of stale rolls, poor quality cake and crisps. Poor show, particularly when The Picture House across the road offers a full menu in bright and friendly surroundings.
That said, the theatre is a gem though I would like to see the tradition of the stalls bar remaining open during the show re-established. The theatre was, I believe, the first to do this and make a great link back to the music hall tradition.
Sad to say, the theatre staff were not very friendly - could do better.
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