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Audiences dazzled as ~curtain closes on Cinderella~

Audiences dazzled as curtain closes on Cinderella

A hugely successful 6 show season of The Empire's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella comes to an end.

The Empire Appoints New Directors to Board

Three new directors were appointed to The Empire's Board in January 2024.

Gabriel Tiller standing on the Empire balcony in front of the lighted proscenium arch with Shannon Gralow

The cast of the 2024 production of Cinderella have been revealed

Auditions For ~Cinderella Now Open~

Auditions are open to find the fairytale cast of Cinderella

2023 Empire Youth Bursary ~Recipients Announced~

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.

The Empire to ~present comedy musical~ Cinderella in 2024

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Version) will the The Empire's 2024 musical

Smiling mum with four children

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.

Junior Ensemble Make Impact With ~Antarctic Tale of Survival~

The 2023 Junior IMPACT Ensemble presented their annual production, Shack, by George Kemp from July 14-15.

2023 Empire Theatres Youth Bursaries Now Open

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.

Actors in costume as Grandma Poss and baby possum hug

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.

Group of dancers in costume

This Naidoc week, take a look at the wealth of award winning First Nations performances set to hit our stages.

Headshot Photograph of Giuliana Bonel

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

of country

Empire Theatres acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka people, where we work and present stories. We would like to pay respect to the Elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.

Artwork: Kim Walmsley

Empire Theatre