IT'S TIME FOR BURNLEY EMPIRE TO
TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN
WHO WE ARE
We are the Burnley Empire Trust (BET) and we've been working towards creating a new destination for the people of Burnley and East Lancashire.
Founded by local residence, BET volunteers have created a legacy of progress and momentum since the days of meeting at the Pavilion Café in Queens Park, Burnley (following a hugely successful online petition to support the future of the venue which collected almost two thousand signatures in a matter of days), raising public awareness of the historic building and undertaking the necessary steps towards restoration and reuse.
The Empire will be a new centre of activity for local cultural and creative communities as well as a space for learning, socialising and collaboration for everyone. This is not just about restoring beautiful architecture; this is about building a new space that through its work will support local businesses and people and bring prosperity to Burnley, both in economic and social terms.