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Your name, the name of a loved one, or a special message could adorn a seat in the historic auditorium at the Liverpool Empire Theatre

If you love visiting the Liverpool Empire Theatre or know someone who does, what better gift than to name a seat in the Empire’s auditorium after them?

The Empire Theatre are launching a brand new scheme that allows you to dedicate your own little piece of the famous auditorium. Your name, the name of a loved one or a special message could adorn a seat in our incredible theatre for up to 5 years!

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse has been playing to packed houses at the Empire Theatre over the past few weeks. Based on the beloved children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative production features astonishing life-sized horse puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

To mark the launch of the scheme, Baby Joey and the cast of War Horse were invited to accept the very first seat dedication. Baby Joey was on hand to help when the very first plaque was installed with pride of place in the stalls. The plaque is dedicated to Joey and the cast & crew of the 10th anniversary production of War Horse.

Empire Theatre Director, Diane Belding said:

“It has been an absolute pleasure to host this incredible and truly unique production here in Liverpool. What better way to mark the tour’s visit than dedicating our very first plaque in our Dedicate a Seat scheme to the cast and crew.”

Lauren King, Head of Production for National Theatre Productions said:

“We’re honoured to have a plaque dedicated to Joey and the cast and crew of War Horse in recognition of a fantastic performance run and a rewarding collaboration with the Empire Theatre. We’ve so enjoyed sharing War Horse with audiences in Liverpool.”

Dedicate a seat today and become a part of the beautiful Empire Theatre. It’s the perfect gift idea. Why not surprise a loved one, commemorate a special anniversary or make a family dedication?

Packages start from £100, last for up to 5 years and includes an engraved plaque installed onto a theatre seat of your choice and a personalised certificate denoting the name and location of your seat.  With 1, 2 or 5 years available, a seat dedication is an incredible opportunity for any theatre lover or the perfect gift idea for a special occasion.

For more information or to dedicate a seat, visit or call 0844 871 3017.