Plan your visit

While we prepare to welcome you into our foyers, you can plan your perfect day or evening out at The Empire.

Plan your ~visit~
Plan your ~visit~

#Getting Here

The Empire is located on the traditional lands of the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka, in the heart of Toowoomba, at 56 Neil Street.

An easy 90 minute drive west of Brisbane, less than two and a half hours from the Gold Coast and a three hour scenic country drive from the Sunshine Coast, The Empire is perfectly situated in Toowoomba’s CBD.


Parking, including wheelchair accessible parking, is available in a choice of two car parks on Neil Street, as well as on Julia Street, accessible via Neil Street.

Parking after 5:00pm Monday to Friday, after 11.30am on Saturday and all day Sunday is free of charge. 

There is also parking available at the Neil St Bus Interchange.  

For more information on parking, visit Parkopedia.

Walking or Cycling

We encourage those who live close by and are able to walk or cycle to The Empire, to do so whenever they can

There are a number of shared paths and laneways for walking and cycling along our creeks and within the city centre to safely access the Theatre as well as a number of bicycle parking hoops available in Margaret Street and Ruthven Street.  

More information can also be found at Cycling & walking (


Bus Queensland provide local bus services around Toowoomba City, Highfields and Crows Nest.

More information on bus routes and timetable information can be found at TransLink Bus Route Maps Toowoomba | or Buses (   

If you are travelling to the Empire Theatre from outside our region Greyhound, Murrays and Bus Queensland operate long distance bus services to Toowoomba.




The Empire is committed to ensuring the arts are accessible to all, offering a number of options to accommodate mobility and accessibility needs.

#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

#Virtual tours

Unlock the doors to The Empire from the comfort of home with this comprehensive virtual tour of the entire precinct.

#Eat & Sleep Nearby

Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel

Enjoy special accommodation discounts for 
Empire Theatre ticket holders.



This acclaimed restaurant is situated onsite, adjacent to the Empire Theatre. Dine in before a show!

Dine Darling Downs

Dine Darling Downs

Let us take you on a journey of all of the fabulous food, wine, places to dine and stay in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

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