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 our 'Support Us' document here.

Download a Donation Form 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.  

Download a donation form 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
Ian and Lynn Sharpe
Beris Broderick
Ross and Fay Miller
Sheena Liley
Sharyn Donaldson
Ben Gouldson
Carol James
Richard Chiverrell
Matt Cherry
Marie T Harris
Christine Leaves
Angela Ryan
Helen Vaughan
Robyn Campbell
Tracy Carmody
Kate Foy
Anthony Warwick
Norah Marshall
Leonie Quick
Brett Gredig
Paul Hendon
Owen Scholes and Family