• 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...
    • 21
      Nov
      KINKY BOOTS CREATIVES ANNOUNCED
      The Empire Theatre is excited to announce the Creative Team for the upcoming 2019 major production, Kinky Boots. Meet the talented creative team, who are responsible for bringing Kinky Boots to life. Leading the team as Director is Alison Vallette who was responsible for the direction of the highly successful 2017 Empire Theatres production Wicked along with recent credits including Mary Poppins (...
    • 05
      Nov
      2018 EMPIRE THEATRES YOUTH BURSARY RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
      The Empire Theatre has continued its commitment to supporting and nurturing the region’s young performers with the presentation of the 2018 Empire Theatres Youth Bursaries. Some of the region’s most talented young artists were acknowledged in the presentation today, with around $20,000 awarded to 25 students who come from areas including Toowoomba, Cabarlah, Ravensbourne, Highfields and Meringanda...
    • 10
      Oct
      The Story of Paradise Parrot
      Did you attend the Thrive on Arts Festival during the school holidays and add to the story of Paradise the Parrot? Below is her completed story... Paradise the Parrot flew into the Empire looking for a dinosaur who could sing and dance with it’s Mum who is magic. 3 nice parrots flew over Kloud 9 and stole hats to hold gems for the evil Queen to make a crown of flowers to destroy butterflies and ...
    • 26
      Sep
      MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL ON STAGE!
      Join the sisterhood and see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about! Menopause The Musical- Women on Fire! will be performed on the Empire Theatre mainstage on Friday 19 October, 2018. This 80-minute production is set in a department store and follows four women, who seemingly have nothing in common except that they are looking at buying a black bra on sale, as they come to find...
    • 26
      Sep
      FROM RIO TO XANADU WITH LIVVY & PETE
      Wrapping up the 2018 Daytime Series with a flourish is the incredible Livvyy & Pete, a celebration of the songbooks of Australian icons, Olivia Newton John and Peter Allen at the Empire Theatre on Thursday November 8 at 11am. Presented by Beauaraba Living, Livvy & Pete stars Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling Amelia Ryan as they revisit all the sing-a...
    • 25
      Sep
      QLD POPS RETURN WITH NEW SHOW
      The acclaimed Queensland Pops Orchestra return to the Empire Theatre on Sunday October 28 for a 3pm matinee performance. Presented by Beauaraba Living, Amigos Para Siempre is the second performance by the Queensland Pops Orchestra in the 2018 season. Patrick Pickett and the mighty Queensland Pops Orchestra revisit the artistry of the winning sound of Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo with singers G...
    • 14
      Sep
      KINKY BOOTS AUDITIONS - OPEN NOW!
      AUDITION PACKS HERE Empire Theatres General Manager Kerry Saul said he was thrilled that the Empire Theatre was taking on Kinky Boots as the next major production in 2019. “Coming off the back of several years of highly successful major productions, including The Pirates of Penzance, Wicked, Legally Blonde the Musical, Disney’s Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera,  we are certain Kinky Boots...
    • 13
      Sep
      Award winning drama on Empire Stage
      A highly relatable award winning comedic drama will take to the Empire Theatre stage on Wednesday 26 September for one night only.    Hotel Sorrento, a play that inspired the film of the same name,  follows the story of three sisters who grew up in the seaside town of Sorrento, reunited after 10 years apart.    A semi-autobiographical book written by the middle sister triggers familial tensions an...
    • 12
      Sep
      AUSTRALIA'S FINEST GUITAR DUO IN CHURCH THEATRE
      Empire Theatre favourites, The Grigoryan Brothers, return to the Church Theatre on Friday 5 October for a performance based on their latest release, Songs Without Words. Widely regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, The Grigoryan Brothers, Slava and Leonard, are known for taking classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music, Songs Without Words sees a return to their c...
    • 11
      Sep
      Program makes huge IMPACT with Junior Ensemble
      The 2018 Junior IMPACT Ensemble are hard at work putting the finishing touches on this year’s production, 10 George Street. To be performed this Saturday 15 September, 10 George Street is a brand-new work that was written and performed by the ensemble members under the direction of Youth Arts Facilitator Ari Palani, Creative Collaborator Kate Murphy and Creative Assistant Nicki Heusler. “This yea...
    • 16
      Aug
      Empire Theatre Launches Arts Festival
      The Empire Theatre will come alive with activity this Spring with the first ever Thrive on Arts festival from September 21-30. Coinciding with the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Thrive on Arts is an event for all ages, taking in family and children’s performance and workshops, music, drama, comedy and cabaret. Families can enjoy a number of free events throughout the festival, including Story T...
    • 13
      Aug
      A CROSS BETWEEN THE OFFICE & A CAGE FIGHT
        It’s a cross between The Office and a cage fight. Two performers on stage: one older, one younger. Gold Coast dance company The Farm present Cockfight on August 17 in the Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre , a powerful and dangerous physical performance, woven around the lives of two men from different generations, trapped in an office. Existing side by side, sharing space, resources, time and ...