As a cultural hub of the Darling Downs for more than 100 years, The Empire continues to serve our community with a focus on developing the arts in our region, delivering world class entertainment locally and telling the important stories.
We are vibrant, adventurous, entrepreneurial and bold
We cannot achieve our goals on our own
We stimulate change for the better
We are champions for the arts
We embrace quality and best practice in all we do
#Our fundamental Business is Theatre.
As custodians and managers of the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia, we ensure the Empire Theatres' significant suite of arts and entertainment venues are valued, maintained and activated. We work with our industry partners, our collaborators, our audience and patrons to:
Develop dynamic, inclusive and exceptional opportunities for performing arts and community activities.
Deliver diverse, world-class performing arts experiences, anywhere.
Connect people, ideas and stories to shape and inspire imagination and creativity.
Following an extensive nationwide recruitment, the Empire Theatres Board of Directors is pleased to announce revered Queensland arts leader Giuliana Bonel as incoming General Manager
Toowoomba filmmaker Charlotte Chimes returns home this month when her new film, Six Months, is screened during Flickerfest at the Empire Theatre on Saturday April 22.
When Bree Miller booked her seats to Rolling Thunder Vietnam, she had no way of knowing she’d just become the lucky purchaser of the Empire Theatre’s 2.5 millionth ticket.
The magic of a beloved Australian classic was spread further these school holidays with the addition of Auslan interpretation for Possum Magic on July 4.
This Naidoc week, take a look at the wealth of award winning First Nations performances set to hit our stages.
The Empire continues in its goal to nurture and develop young talent in the region with the opening of applications for the 2023 Empire Youth Bursaries.
The 2023 Junior IMPACT Ensemble presented their annual production, Shack, by George Kemp from July 14-15.
Art will join forces with science, technology, engineering, and maths (S.T.E.M) for The Empire's exciting 2023 family festival, Thrive on Arts.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version) will the The Empire's 2024 musical
Auditions are open to find the fairytale cast of Cinderella
The Empire has continued their commitment to supporting and nurturing the young performers of the region with the presentation of the 2023 Empire Youth Bursaries.