Entertaining Swindon for nearly sixty years!

All for the Empire is a history of Swindon’s historic Empire Theatre. It takes the reader from the heyday of music hall to the swan song of variety played out on the provincial stage. As well as offering a fascinating history of this great building. It also includes a complete listing of all productions.

The authors are Roger Trayhurn and Mark Child, both well known local historians and former reference librarians working for Swindon Libraries.

We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase a copy of this illuminating publication at the Information desk in Swindon Central Library priced at £14.95.