Theatre Tours

Take a peek behind the iconic red curtain where you can appreciate the architecture and learn about the behind the scenes happenings of a working performing arts complex.

The Empire Theatre auditorium with curtain down
The Empire Theatre auditorium with curtain down

#The curtains are calling!

Book with our team to see behind-the-scenes of Australia's largest regional theatre in all it's glory, without the crowds around! Whether you'd like a quick dash around the venues or a leisurely stroll learning all there is to know, we have a range of tours designed to meet your needs.

Whistle Stop Tour

Get a glimpse of our magnificent heritage listed art deco building in this brief but in-depth tour. Discover our history, see how a modern theatre runs and even stand on the iconic Empire Theatre stage.

COST: $5pp

The Empire Explorer

For groups of 15 or more, discover our illustrious history, marvel at the stunning, architectural features and venture backstage in this comprehensive group exploration of the main Empire Theatre building and the other venues within the precinct when available. Led by our experienced guides, this tour runs for approximately 90 minutes and includes a light morning tea. 

COST: $16pp

Backstage Pass

Our technical staff will guide you in this all-access technical tour. See our sound and lighting equipment up-close and get real insight into the inner workings of the theatre. Ideal for students and the serious theatre enthusiasts!

COST: on application

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#Get in touch

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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