At The Empire, inclusivity takes centre stage. We are dedicated to ensuring that our venues are accessible to all, implementing measures throughout our precinct to uphold this commitment.

Two members having a drink by the bar
Two members having a drink by the bar

#Accessibility at The Empire

If you're catching a show or attending an event, we've got your comfort covered!

Our venues are all wheelchair accessible with specially designed seating options, which can be conveniently booked through contacting our Ticketing Office.*

You'll find wheelchair access throughout the precinct, but if you need a little extra help getting around, simply let us know about any mobility needs when you grab your tickets, and our fantastic team will ensure you're taken care of from start to finish!

Our hearing loop facilities guarantee optimal enjoyment of the show, located in rows A-P of The Empire Theatre.

And, of course we warmly welcome Companion Cards for all events at The Empire, just make sure to inform our Ticketing Office during booking and present your Companion Card upon ticket collection.*

*PLEASE NOTE: If you're after wheelchair seating or Companion Card bookings, bypass online purchasing and instead book via our Ticketing Office or over the phone on 1300 655 299. 

#Seating Plans

Empire Theatre Auditorium Seating Plan

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

Heritage Bank Auditorium Seating Plan

Ticketing Plan for the auditorium within the Armitage Centre.

Empire Church Theatre Seating Plan

Ticketing Plan for The Church Theatre

Empire Studio Seating Plan

Ticketing Plan for The Studio

#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

Don't let bathroom hunting steal the spotlight when you're at The Empire, even if it's your first visit, you can navigate the foyers like a seasoned pro by exploring our venues via our virtual tours, freeing you up to simply enjoy the experience on arrival!

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The Empire acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka peoples, where we work and present stories. We would like to pay respect to the Elders, past and present and to all First Nations peoples.

Artwork: We Are Yuree by Adrian Bauwens

Empire Theatre