• 19
      May
      TOOWOOMBA TO EXPERIENCE BOLSHOI BALLET EPIC
      Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has announced the Empire Theatre will be one of eight Queensland cities and towns to welcome a performance by Russia’s mighty Bolshoi Ballet direct from QPAC’s Lyric Theatre via a free simulcast. Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said audiences throughout Queensland will have an opportunity to enjoy a live simulcast of Yuri Grigorovich’s Spartacuson Satur...
    • 26
      Jun
      Classic Australian Story Makes Magic on Stage
      Classic Australian picture book Possum Magic returns to the Empire Theatre stage from August 5-6 for three incredible performances. Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, this brand-new stage adaptation is brought to life by Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s Eva Di Cesare (Diary of a Wombat, Peasant Prince, Hitler’s Daughter) and Sandra Eldridge (The Unknown Soldier, Hitler’s Daughter). Possu...
    • 20
      Jun
      TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH LOVE'S COLLISION COURSE
      After sell-out seasons at Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse, a unique theatre piece, I Want to Know What Love Is will be spreading the love at the Empire Theatre. Creators and acclaimed Queensland performance collective, The Good Room make their Toowoomba debut in the Armitage Centre – Heritage Bank Auditorium on Saturday August 3, 7.30pm with a show that takes a 60-minute journey through ...
    • 12
      Jun
      CIRCA BRING MAGICAL SHOW TO EMPIRE THEATRE
      Internationally renowned contemporary circus company, Circa bring a modern-day story of circus, magic and musical madness to the Empire Theatre from July 4-5. Recently nominated for a prestigious Helpmann Award in the Best Presentation for Children and Young People category, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus has been heralded as “circus with a classy, classical touch” (Three Weeks in Edinburgh, UK...
    • 08
      May
      Empire Theatres Weekend of Dance!
      The Empire Theatres will host two of the country’s most entertaining and acclaimed dance companies for one entertaining weekend of dance in June. Brisbane-based Expressions Dance Company and well-known Indigenous dance sensations Djuki Mala (The Chooky Dancers), will perform from June 1-2, giving dance audiences a chance to experience two extraordinary performances across two days. Presenting N...
    • 18
      Apr
      EMPIRE THEATRE TO TAKE ON MUCH LOVED MUSICAL IN 2020
      Following on from the extremely successful 2019 production, hit musical Kinky Boots, the Empire Theatres are delighted to announce that they will be presenting, Mamma Mia! as their major production in 2020. Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based around the hit music by Swedish pop group ABBA. Set on a Greek Island, Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale that centres around young bride-to-be Sophie as...
    • 16
      Apr
      EASTER TRADING HOURS
      The Empire Theatres will close 5pm Thursday 18th April and reopens 9am Tuesday 23rd April. This means the Box Office will be closed on Saturday 20th April. The Theatres will also be closed on Anzac Day, Thursday 25th April. As always you can continue to buy tickets online at www.empiretheatre.com.au We wish everyone a happy and safe Easter break.   ...
    • 01
      Apr
      Living Gems partners with Theatre for Daytime Series
      Living Gems Toowoomba has partnered with local iconic arts precinct, The Empire Theatre to deliver its well known Daytime Series program to the local Toowoomba community. Formerly known as Morning Melodies, the Daytime Series will bring a mix of Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon shows to the recently renovated theatre including:   April 11 Michael Cormick & Claire Lyon June 9 Austra...
    • 01
      Apr
      PIRATE KING RETURNS FOR DAYTIME SERIES SHOW
      After leading the Empire Theatres 2018 cast of EssGee’s Pirates of Penzance as the Pirate King, Michael Cormick returns to the Empire Stage. Performing alongside soprano Claire Lyon, Michael takes on the first Living Gems Toowoomba Daytimes Series performance of the 2019 Season. The duo will perform favourite songs from shows including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats and Beauty an...
    • 27
      Mar
      The Reviews are in!
      After a hugely successful opening weekend including two sold out shows and three standing ovations, the Empire Theatres Kinky Boot's is proving to be very popular.  There are three performance remaining before the curtain closes on Kinky Boots for the last time!  Click here to see what the audience are saying!   ...
    • 08
      Mar
      POWER OUTAGE- MONDAY 11 MARCH
      Due to our ongoing refurbishment, the Empire Theatres will be without power on Monday 11 March from 8am until approximately 11am. During this time, our phone system will be down and we will be unable to issue tickets, however our Ticket Office will be open and our friendly staff can assist with bookings off line. Online bookings are still available during this time. We thank you for your patience!...
    • 08
      Mar
      Everybody say Yeah! - Empire Offers discounted tickets
        In celebration of the reopening of the Empire Theatre after the major refurbishment and the 2019 major production of Kinky Boots, the Empire Theatres have released a range of ‘Access Tickets” for the opening weekend. The Empire Theatre’s six show season of Kinky Boots, proudly sponsored by Heritage Bank, opens March 22 and runs until Sunday, March 31. In an effort to give the entire community th...
    • 05
      Mar
      Brian Boak Bursary Recipient Returns for one night only!
      Since receiving the prestigious Empire Theatres Foundation Brian Boak Developing performer Bursary in 2013, Paul Tabone has built a successful and rewarding career. Now, direct from Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, Paul Tabone returns to the Empire Theatre for a one night only event, Nostalgia- The Jewels of the Stage and Screen featuring himself and soprano Lara Martins, on stage in ...
    • 23
      Jan
      Acclaimed Classical Trio Joined by Toowoomba Singer
       Toowoomba born singer, Jason Turnbull will take the stage with acclaimed classical trio, Tenori, when they perform at the Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre on Saturday, February 2.  These four Queensland tenors met while touring internationally with the highly popular group, The Ten Tenors, together performing in venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Pantages Theatre in LA and the Sydney ...
    • 23
      Jan
      Timeless Comedy in Armitage Centre this February
      Masterfully constructed, Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Performed in the Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre on Wednesday, February 27 at 7.30pm, TWO is set in a local pub. The audience meets all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals.  There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and e...
    • 23
      Jan
      National Film Festival Visit Empire Theatre
      The Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre will host the country’s leading travelling film festival on Saturday 23 February, for the screening of Flickerfest. Featuring The Best of Australian Shorts selection, Flickerfest includes films curated from the Flickerfest Australian and International programmes in competition at Bondi Beach in January, handpicked from 2700 entries. Celebrating 28 years, Flicke...
    • 14
      Dec
      KINKY BOOTS CAST ANNOUNCED
      The newly announced cast of the Empire Theatres 2019 major production, Kinky Boots are hard at work on a sparkling story that proves that sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out. Kinky Boots is an exhilarating new musical with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, knockout dancing and an inspiring story following Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman. When Charlie suddenly inherits...
    • 13
      Dec
      Christmas/ New Year Trading Hours

      Administration Office closes 5pm Friday 14th December and reopens 9am Monday 14th January.

      Box Office closes at 1pm Saturday 22nd December and reopens 9am Thursday 10th January. The Box Office will also be closed on Saturday 12th January.

    • 04
      Dec
      EMPIRE THEATRES REFURBISHMENT UNDERWAY
      The Empire Theatres main auditorium is undergoing a refurbishment to improve the patron experience and increase the standard of our existing amenities. As part of this refurbishment, the seating has been removed from the main auditorium over the weekend and work is ongoing on significant Box Office alterations. While this work is undertaken, the main auditorium will not be operating, however our...
    • 23
      Nov
      KINKY BOOTS LEADS NEW SEASON- ON SALE NOW!
        The Empire Theatres 2019 major production, Kinky Boots will prove that sometimes the best way to fit in, is to stand out. Headlining the Empire Theatres 2019 Season, which was launched on Friday 23 November, Kinky Boots is an exhilarating new musical with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, knockout dancing and a spectacularly inspiring story. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots follows aspiring y...