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Arts Meets S.T.E.M These School Holidays for Thrive on Arts


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

General Manager Kerry Saul with winner Brianna Miller and Brian Miller

When Bree Miller booked her seats to Rolling Thunder Vietnam, she had no way of knowing she’d just become the lucky purchaser of the Empire Theatre’s 2.5 millionth ticket.

Filmmaker Charlotte Chimes using camera equipment

Toowoomba filmmaker Charlotte Chimes returns home this month when her new film, Six Months, is screened during Flickerfest at the Empire Theatre on Saturday April 22.

Acknowledgement
of country

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

Artwork: We Are Yuree by Adrian Bauwens

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