Support Us

The Empire Theatres Foundation supports young people to achieve their goals in the performing arts, from the beginning of their learning to nurturing professional practice. Workshops, projects, bursaries and other opportunities are provided to allow the region’s best to excel.

Your kind donation assists us to provide these opportunities and allow young people of all ages to engage with the arts and benefit from creative expression. Donate today to put dreams on stage.

The Empire Theatres are proud to be associated with our Patron, acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush and Fellows, Gina Jeffreys, Judy Morris and Shane Withington.


Download 2022 Newsletter here.

Download our 'Support Us' document here.

Make a donation here.

For more details contact the Foundation Officer on 4698 9938 or 

Donations & Bequests

Donations & Bequests

Your generous donation will support young performing artists and will build and enrich the cultural life of Toowoomba.

If your life has been enriched by the performing arts, you may consider including the Empire Theatres as a beneficiary in your Will. Through the generous bequests of those like the late Brian Boak, a staunch supporter of the performing arts on the Darling Downs, we have been able to provide priceless opportunities for performing artists in our region and throughout the nation through our bursaries.  

Make a tax deductible donation here. 


We could not do it without you!

Thank you to the following donors for their very generous support, and to our many other donors for helping nurture, enable and inspire the cultural capacity of our community. 

Clive and Conchita Armitage Ron and Shelly Barclay Michael Kelly 
Ian and Lynn Sharpe Ross and Fay Miller  Helen Vaughan
Sharyn Donaldson Ben Gouldson  Kirsten Sippel
Richard Chiverrell Matt Cherry  Susan Dowe
Sheena Liley Angela Ryan  Brett Gredig
Kate Foy  Sophia Lamont  
Judith Alexander Noelene Brown  
Philip Vitale Paul & Kathie Hendon  
Dianne Rozynski Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society  
Daniel Sisinni St Ursula's College  
Louise Hassall  Ross Lamont