After being closed since March, the Empire Theatres will be raising the curtain once again for a series of performances featuring local artists starting in July.
The weekly performance series aims to reopen the Empire Theatre to limited audiences to safely restart the performing arts industry in the Toowoomba area.
The first four performances include local bands Project 62 supported by The Beamish Brothers on July 11, Queensland Chamber Orchestra Camerata on July 17, local pop and jazz group Cool Nights Big Band on July 25 and musical theatre original performance Love Sick starring popular Toowoomba artists Justin Tamblyn and Shannon Gralow on August 1.
The Empire Strikes Back series is planned to continue into August with the second program of performances announced at a later date.
All series performances will be held in the main Empire Theatre auditorium for the ticket price of $25 with audiences restricted to 100 people in line with current government restrictions.
Social distancing requirements within the theatre will be adhered to.
The Empire Strikes Back series is now on sale via the Empire Theatres website, or at the Ticketing Office from Monday to Wednesday, 9am - 1pm.
Currently, Camerata's performance is sold out to 100 audience members.
The Empire Strikes Back series is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Empire Theatres Foundation Business Partners.
For more information, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.