Creativity thrives with collaboration.
If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact in the arts community, we're always looking to expand our friend group!

Smiling usher scanning patrons' tickets
Smiling usher scanning patrons' tickets

#About The Friends

The Friends of the Empire Theatre Inc is an independent, close-knit community of arts-lovers who support The Empire through volunteer duties such as ushering, concierge services, catering and tour guidance. The Friends are widely recognised as the friendly faces who welcome our audiences, clients and performers to our theatres, making The Empire experience so unique.

Empire volunteers in black and white dress posing for a group photograph in the theatre
Volunteers sitting around a table enjoying beverages outside at the Empire Theatres precinct
Group of volunteers taking a group photograph in the theatre
Empire volunteers sitting at circular tables at a celebratory function

#Member Benefits

In return for volunteering, you will receive the below benefits:

  • Volunteer Incentive Program Points (VIPP) for each duty, which can be traded for tickets to selected shows
  • Quarterly Friends newsletter
  • Invitation to attend Friends events
  • Invitation to attend monthly Friends meetings
  • Voting rights at the Friends Annual General Meeting
Volunteer Positions
Bar staff greeting customers.


If the idea of working with artists and audiences through The Empire excites you, we want to hear about it! We're always open to expressions of interest from ambitious arts-engaged individuals looking for a career in the creative industry. 

Technician at sound desk

Work experience

As a fully functional theatre, there are a number of departments to undertake school based work experience, including the Technical Department, Marketing Department, Events, Ticketing and Front of House.

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