• 05
      Nov
      Mary Poppins Cast Announced
      Two local music teachers will lead a sensational cast with the presentation of classic family musical, Mary Poppins at the Empire Theatre from May 28, 2015.  Experienced musical theatre performer and local violin teacher, Shannon Gralow will take on the title role of Mary Poppins, following on from her recent role as Meg Giry in the Empire Theatre’s The Phantom of the Opera and previous leading ro...
    • 31
      Oct
      Mary Poppins Auditions Open
      The Empire Theatre is searching for talented cast members for their upcoming 2015 major production, Mary Poppins. Audition information packs are now available on the Empire Theatres website for actors, singers and dancers with auditions starting November 15. Expressions of Interest packs for Crew and Orchestra members are also available on the Empire Theatres website. Empire Theatres General Manag...
    • 21
      Oct
      Youth Bursary Recipients Announced
      A group the region’s youngest talents were acknowledged yesterday when the recipients of the 2014 Empire Theatres Foundation Youth Bursaries were announced. More than $13,000 in bursaries were awarded, aiming to assist young artists who demonstrate current involvement and achievement in a performing arts discipline as they forge a career and expand their education and development.  Past winners of...
    • 08
      Sep
      Empire Theatres Officially Opens Armitage Centre
      After years of planning and preparation, the Empire Theatres and Toowoomba Regional Council are thrilled to unveil the Armitage Centre, the latest addition to the cultural precinct. The $5.5 million building was named in recognition of prominent businesspeople and major donors to the project Clive and Conchita Armitage.  This new facility, located behind the existing Empire Church Theatre, include...
    • 13
      Jun
      Brian Boak Bursary Recipients Announced
      Two performers from South East Queensland have been awarded the prestigious Empire Theatres Foundation Brian Boak ‘Outstanding Performer’ Bursary. Toowoomba Jazz Saxophonist, Angela Davis and Brisbane actor, Steven Rooke will share the valuable bursary from the Empire Theatres Foundation to further progress their careers in the arts. Empire Theatres Foundation Chairperson, Sheena Liley said bot...