Bring your dance show to the Empress Ballroom

Mexborough’s iconic Empress Building is the home of the elegant and recently renovated Empress Ballroom, which is an ideal venue for your dance school or academy. Incorporating classical soaring ceilings, ornate décor, large open-plan space and grandiose stage – perfect for delivering performances for either shows or dance exam pieces - are highlighted by the spung dancefloor. In short, the Empress Ballroom makes for a fabulous dance venue from its time as a nationwide destination for ballroom dancing and ballet performances, dating back to the opening day back in 1928, almost 100 years ago.

For many years from 1962, our Mexborough dance venue was the host building for the well-known Dance School of Constance Grant. It has seen countless shows over the years, and is now finally available to continue its rich and proud heritage.

With available space to host up to 350 people seated in an auditorium style, this lavish venue will create an immense talking point from lights-down to the final step of your end-of-year dance show, exam session, or one-off special dance event.

This fully furnished function venue is in a well-connected South Yorkshire town, only ten minutes’ drive from the A1 motorway, and with a railway station that is directly accessible from both Doncaster and Sheffield.

Don’t worry about connectivity, as the venue is fully serviced with free guest wi-fi available throughout, to enable you to live stream your shows to friends and loved ones who are unable to make it.

We are committed to providing the facilities for your students to get changed in safety and privacy, as well as a stocked bar which will be staffed during any of your special dance performances, competitions or shows.

Facilities on-site include:

Free guest wi-fi access

Tea & coffee stations

Licenced bar with reasonably priced drinks

Projector and 4m big screen

PA System

Live performance stage

Disabled access and dedicated disabled toilets

Baby-change facilities

Due to the popularity of our versatile venue, we recommend that you contact our business coordination team to ensure that you are able to secure your preferred dates, which can be held with payment of a deposit, with full payment required prior to the function

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