The Empire Theatre is Toowoomba's premier stage and music venue, hosting a variety of performances and functions with state of the art facilities.
The theatre was originally opened in June 1911 as a silent movie house. In 1933, fire almost completely destroyed the building and it was rebuilt using Art Deco architectural styling. It was reopened in November 1933. Following years of neglect, the Empire was extensively renovated in the late 1990s. The renovation retained much of its Art Deco architecture and decorations, especially the proscenium arch.
Now the largest regional theatre in Australia, it is a vibrant home to the performing arts. The stage is host to a variety of performances by local, national and international artists. Plays, concerts and ballets are only some of the entertainment on offer.
The main stage area has seating for over 1500 and a number of smaller areas are located throughout the venue. All areas within the theatre are available for hire as a venue for your next event. Tours are also available.
For more information, visit the Empire Theatre website.