The Middlesbrough Empire are proud to once again be able to welcome the good people of Teesside and beyond through their doors following 18 months of closure in the interest of public safety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A year and a half on from closing and safety is still very much of the utmost importance to us here at Middlesbrough’s oldest entertainment venue which is why we have installed 4 VK102 Virus Killers. These machines, made by Radic 8, are designed to eliminate 98.9% of airborne viruses, bacteria and influenza and each unit is capable of filtering an area of 165sqm. The Empire has installed these units across their main auditorium and 1st floor rooms as we strive to make the venue safer and cleaner for returning customers.
As one of a multitude of venues across the country that reopened this summer, The Empire wants to ensure that clubbers and gig goers can enjoy a return to late night revelry in the safest manner possible. Our venue owner and manager, Ashley Wem, has said that “our aim is to make our customers to feel at ease when they return so that they can concentrate on the important thing, which is enjoying themselves inside this wonderful venue”.
This additional precaution has been taken to ensure that you, our valued customers, will be as safe from airborne viruses as possible whilst inside the venue, not just in the immediate future but for months and years to come.
A VK102 Virus Killer
ABOUT THE MIDDLESBROUGH EMPIRE
Opened in 1897 The Middlesbrough Empire is one of only 3 surviving theatres designed by Edward Runtz and is one of the oldest entertainment venues in the North East of England. Following constant substantial restoration, it is working successfully as a live music and performance venue with its much-loved proscenium arch stage and iconic original features remaining the focal point over 100 years after their installation.
The Empire has played hosts to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Harry Houdini, Roger Sanchez, The Arctic Monkeys and James Arthur, has supported fresh up and coming talent through BBC Introducing and NME new music tours, is an active member of the Music Venue Trust and is an official grass roots music venue, supporting and championing local talent. The Empire is also the official venue of Teesside University.