Performance Hire

From the stunning main stage and auditorium of the Empire Theatre, through to the black box performance space of the Armitage Centre, we have state of the art sound and lighting capabilities in all of our versatile performance spaces.

~Performance~ Hire
~Performance~ Hire

#Setting the stage

While The Empire is renowned for our stunning art deco auditorium, as the largest performing arts precinct in Regional Australia, our performance space options range from small intimate shows though to a full-scale mainstage productions.

Our precinct includes four purpose built venues, including our grand heritage-listed Empire Theatre, the historical Church Theatre, intimate Studio Room and our modern black-box Armitage Centre.

#The nitty gritty


We provide a range of marketing services to help promote your upcoming show.

Fees & Charges

Looking to get into the details? See our current schedule of hire fees and charges.

You can access all of our technical specifications, stage plans, lighting plans and CAD files from our online file store.

Online File Store

#Our Venues

The Empire combines spectacular architecture with modern technology and functionality to provide just the right amount of versatility and atmosphere for each unique event. 

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Performances, Functions
Max: 1561
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
The Lounge Bar set up for a meeting with a U shaped table set up

Lounge Bar

Max: 50
Supper Room with Tables and projector set up

Supper Room

Max: 70


Performances, Functions, Weddings


Performances, Functions
Max: 108

#Ready to talk details?

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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