• HRH Prince Edward arrives and is welcomed by High Sheriff Mr James Davies and Mrs Davies. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Empire Theatre Manager Diane Belding escorts Prince Edward into the theatre. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Terry Smith, Empire Theatre Trust Chairman, welcomes Prince Edward into the Empire. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Mrs Pamela Smith escorts the Prince through the theatre. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Diane Belding, Pamela Smith, Terry Smith, HRH Prince Edward, Lord Derby, and Col. Paul Arengo-Jones. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Trustees John Last and Tony Ensor discuss show business with the Prince. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Mrs Jennifer Ensor, Mr McGaffney, and Trustee Mrs Pamela McGaffney. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Jayne Lloyd of the theatre staff helped to organise the Gala Night. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Alan Hansen, former football star and BBC football pundit, and the Prince share a lighter moment. Peter Reid listens in the background. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Old football friends and rivals meet. Ian St John, Roy Evans, and Peter Reid. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Trustees Tony Ensor and David Morgan with Natalie Flynn – Theatre’s Creative Learning Manager. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • With guests in the Piano Bar. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Trudi Brooks, Mandy Molby, Tracy Rush, Jan Whittle, Alison and Anne Lavin. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Peter Price meets Prince Edward. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • The Prince talks to Ken Dodd who was awarded a Knighthood in the 2016-17 New Year’s Honours List. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Lord Derby with Diane Belding who won the 2016 UK Theatre Manager of the Year Award. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Pamela and Terry Smith with Prince Edward. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Meeting Monica and Jim Buckley. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Mrs Frances and Mr David Morgan - Trust Secretary. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Terry Smith, HRH and Trustee Lesley Marshall. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Trustee Tony Thompson and Mrs Marcia Thompson. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Chantelle and Mark Nolan. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Gerry McDonnough, Terry Smith, and Mick Young. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Jayne Lloyd and Worran Lloyd. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Roy Evans, with John and Pat Keith. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Isobel Murphy, Lisa Brocklebank, Pauline Norcott, Elizabeth Brocklebank and Janet Taylor. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Empire Circle Royal Gala Audience. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Prince Edward talks to show Producer Bill Kenwright. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • On stage with the cast of Blood Brothers. Picture credit: Jono Symonds Photography
  • Credit: Gala Night photos by Jono Symonds Photography