In celebration of the Empire Theatres 20th Anniversary Season, we are throwing open the doors on June 25 to give the community a rare chance to peek behind the curtain. 

The day will give those familiar with the theatre and perhaps those who aren't so familiar the opportunity to take in performances, workshops, screenings, tours and demonstrations, face painting and even a few secret surprises. 

Open Day features an array of performances in various spaces throughout the precinct during the day, including The Australian Army Band- Brisbane, Cool Nights Big Band, Toowoomba Youth Choral Society and a dance performance by Jacob Watton. 

Doors are open from 10am-3pm on Sunday 25 June. 


Click HERE to download a full program of events.



On Stage...


The Australian Army Band - Full Ensemble

Location: Main Auditorium
Time: 10.30am
FREE but bookings essential through Empire Theatres Box Office
To book, click here


Jacob Watton – an excerpt from ...AND JULIET

Location: Heritage Bank Auditorium
Time: 12noon


Cool Nights Big Band

Location:  Empire Church Theatre
Time: 12.30pm


The Australian Army Band – Big Band

Location: Main Auditorium
Time: 2pm
FREE but bookings essential through Empire Theatres Box Office
To book, click here


Play reading – Smiling at Strangers

Ahead of the premiere of this new work in the Home Grown Independents Series, Angela will showcase this work in progress.
Location: Empire Church Theatre
Time: 2pm
Surprise room
Are you game? Head on in and be ready to be surprised, delighted or amused. Will it be a concerto or a makeover? A comedy act or a serenade?
Pay what you think the performance is worth and the cash will go directly to the artists!
Location: Empire Church Theatre Vestry


Other performances throughout the day include:

Opera Queensland Toowoomba Community Chorus
Judy and Gerard Hobson
Toowoomba Choral Society Youth Choir
Shoebox Theatre Company
High Altitude Harmony
Velocity (Semi-professional dance company)
Kiyua Performing Arts 
St Ursula’s Dance troupe
Empire Theatres Foundation Youth Bursary recipients
And more...

Detailed program available upon entry on Open Day