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.



Behind the scenes...


All tours will start in the front foyer of the main auditorium. Some tours have restricted numbers and may require pre-registration in the morning.

History Tour

Join the Friends of the Empire Theatre on this informative walk down memory lane. This one hour experience will take you throughout the precinct.
Time: 11am, 12noon and 1.30pm   

Technical Tour

Empire Theatre technicians will take you on this specialised tour behind the scenes at the Empire Theatre. Covered shoes with no heels and moderate fitness level required for this one as ladders, steep stairs and heights are part of the route.
Time: 12.30pm and 2pm
Registration essential – Register on the day at the tour start location in the Lower South Foyer.