Performances, Functions

Empire
Theatre

Max: 1561

The striking mainstage offers a unique theatre experience with incredible atmosphere, beauty and state of the art capabilities.

~Empire~ Theatre

#About the
Theatre

Built in 1911, rebuilt in the art deco style in 1933 and refurbished and reopened as a performing arts venue in 1997, The Empire Theatre has become an iconic entertainment hub, playing an integral role in the cultural development of the region.

Stunning in it's individual beauty and rich architecture, the heritage listed Empire Theatre is home to the only grand proscenium arch of it's kind in the southern hemisphere, the original brick walls, as well as perfect art deco touches including the breathtaking 20 metre long 'Bomber Light."

With modern seating for 1561 people in the auditorium, in the stalls and in the impressive balcony level, as well as space to fit 350 people for an on stage dinner, comfortable lounge and bar areas in the foyers, the possibilities for the Empire Theatre are endless.

View Seating Plan
Interior of the empire theatre from an audience perspective.

Photo Ben Hunt

Photo by Owen Studios

Photo by Owen Studios

Exterior Photo of the Empire Theatre facade

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

The Empire Theatre auditorium with curtain down

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Proscenium Arch and red seats of Empire Theatre

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo of Empire Theatre North Bar

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo of the Empire Theatre South Bar

Photo by Lucy RC Photoraphy

Photo of Empire Theatre ticket office

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Jarrad Seng

Photo by Jarrad Seng

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Lucy RC Photography

Photo by Lucy RC Photography


#Virtual Tour

#The nitty gritty

Empire Theatre Auditorium Seating Plan

Ticketing plan of the Empire Theatre Auditorium's two levels of seating.

Empire Theatre Technical Specifications

Empire Theatre Technical Specifications

Fees & Charges

Schedule of Hire Fees & Charges

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

Online File Store

#Our Venues

Our venues each provide a different atmosphere and capability, from an intimate performance space to a modern function venue.

~Studio~

Studio

Performances, Functions
Max: 108
~Lawn~

Lawn

Performances, Functions, Weddings
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Supper Room with Tables and projector set up

Supper Room

Functions
Max: 70
The Lounge Bar set up for a meeting with a U shaped table set up

Lounge Bar

Functions
Max: 50
Exterior photo of church theatre

Church Theatre

Functions, Weddings
Max: 288
Facade of Armitage centre at night with lights on in foyers

Armitage Centre

Performances, Functions, Weddings
Max: 351
~Empire~ Theatre

Empire
Theatre

Performances, Functions
Max: 1561

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