Support Us

The Empire Theatres Foundation supports young people to achieve their goals in the performing arts, from the beginning of their learning to nurturing professional practice. Workshops, projects, bursaries and other opportunities are provided to allow the region’s best to excel.

Your kind donation assists us to provide these opportunities and allow young people of all ages to engage with the arts and benefit from creative expression. Donate today to put dreams on stage.

The Empire Theatres are proud to be associated with our Patron, acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush and Fellows, Gina Jeffreys, Judy Morris and Shane Withington.

Download our 'Support Us' document here.

For more details contact the Foundation Officer on 4698 9938 or

Donations & Bequests

Donations & Bequests

Your generous donation will support young performing artists and will build and enrich the cultural life of Toowoomba.

If your life has been enriched by the performing arts, you may consider including the Empire Theatres as a beneficiary in your Will. Through the generous bequests of those like the late Brian Boak,a staunch supporter of the performing arts on the Darling Downs, we have been able to provide priceless opportunities for performing artists in region and throughout the nation through our bursaries.  

Download a donation form here. 


A special thank you to all of our generous donors who make our work possible. We applaud you!

Moya Schaefer

Ian & Lynn Sharpe

David Dodd

Sharyn Donaldson

Tilly's Crawler Parts

EWM Group

Friends of the Empire Theatre

Clive and Conchita Armitage

Beris Broderick

Sheena Liley

George and Margaret Tucker

Joe & Paulette Ramia

Jennifer Dean

Ron & Shelly Barclay

Kate Foy

Denise McTaggart

Alison Beattie (In memory of Dr Bill Beattie)

Peter Bevan

Ben Gouldson

Carol James

Richard Chiverrell

Ross & Fay Miller

Barry Stone

Jeff Young

Kaylene Reis

Taddio Building Group

Mark Walker