Empire Theatre

In the 2020/2021 budget, $1.5 million was assigned to upgrade the 110-year-old Empire Theatres complex. 

Most of the work is 'back of house', including upgrades to:

  • performers dressing rooms
  • rehearsal rooms
  • amenities
  • stage door entry

A wall in the back-stage area will also be removed, improving functionality and capacity.

Empire Theatre performances and events will continue per normal schedule during the construction period. 

The project will ensure the Theatre precinct remains a significant landmark of the community, through the refurbishment and upgrade of existing facilities.

Start date

January 2021

Completion date

June 2021.

Dressing room upgrades have been completed and in use since the end of April 2021.