Event Hire

As experts in live experiences, we know how to make an event memorable. Combining sleek modern versatility with atmospheric art deco heritage, The Empire is the obvious choice for your next function.

The Armitage centre set for a wedding with fairy lights
The Armitage centre set for a wedding with fairy lights

#Corporate Events & Conferences

The Empire offers a number of versatile and unique spaces to leave a lasting impression at your next corporate event.

Featuring state of the art audio visual capabilities with flexible setups to suit all presentation styles, we are fully equipped with our team of professionals to set you up for any function you can dream up. Our adaptable facilities mean you can opt for an all-inclusive catering experience with the onsite acclaimed Encores restaurant or arrange your own catering.

From large-scale multi-room conferences to small private seminars, we have you covered in our comfortable air-conditioned spaces. 

business event showcases

#Weddings & Parties

Our personalised approach and our unique venues make The Empire a perfect backdrop to your wedding or special occasion.

With the versatility of our fully functional theatre spaces and the in-house expertise and equipment to accommodate the setting of your dreams, your imagination is only limit to your next major event to be made a magical memory for all your attendees. 

From all-inclusive extravagant affairs to small-scale intimate events, we can create a package for the perfect wedding, party or private function.

bride and groom outside the empire
bride and groom outside the church
Wedding couple silhouetted against the stained glass window in the Church Theatre

Dan Vonhoff Photography

Fairylights hanging above tables
Wedding ceremony at the church theatre.

#Essential Info

Fees & Charges

Schedule of Hire Fees & Charges

Lounge Bar Floorplan

Lounge Bar Floorplan

South Bar Floorplan

South Bar Floorplan

Supper Room Floorplan

Supper Room Floorplan

Auditorium Stage Floorplan

Auditorium Stage Floorplan

Heritage Bank Auditorium Floorplan

Heritage Bank Auditorium Floorplan

Church Theatre Floorplan

Church Theatre Floorplan

Studio Floorplan

Studio Floorplan

#Our Event Venues

The Empire combines iconic art deco and contemporary architecture with state of the art facilities, giving each venue just the right amount of atmosphere and versatility for each performance or event. 

Facade of Armitage centre at night with lights on in foyers

Armitage Centre

Performances, Functions, Weddings
Max: 351
Exterior photo of church theatre

Church Theatre

Functions, Weddings
Max: 288
~Empire~ Theatre

Empire
Theatre

Performances, Functions
Max: 1561
~Lawn~

Lawn

Performances, Functions, Weddings
++
The Lounge Bar set up for a meeting with a U shaped table set up

Lounge Bar

Functions
Max: 50
~Studio~

Studio

Performances, Functions
Max: 108
Supper Room with Tables and projector set up

Supper Room

Functions
Max: 70

#Like what you see?

Acknowledgement
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