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About Toowoomba

Toowoomba is 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.

Toowoomba's history has been preserved in its buildings, with beautiful examples of architecture including the Empire Theatre and City Hall.

Toowoomba is nationally renowned for its annual Carnival of Flowers held in September.

There is something for everyone in Toowoomba, with more than 150 public parks and gardens, antique shops, museums, theatres, wineries and so much more.


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Walton Stores 

Walton Stores is the official Dining Partner of the Empire Theatres. With six dining options, and more to come,
and such a short stroll from the Theatre (less than 200m), Walton Stores is the perfect location for something to eat or
before or after a show.

Walton Stores current restaurant offerings include Full of Life Organics, Hello Harry, Junk, Zambrero*, The Moose and Konig's Biergarten.

* Present your show ticket at Zambrero for 15% off (valid on the same day only) or if you're an Empire Cardholder receive 15% off every time you dine!



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Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel


Enjoy special accommodation discounts for Empire Theatre ticket holders. 


Phone: 1300 300 402

Encores Restaurant


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


Phone: 07 4639 6900

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Tourism Darling Downs

Visit Tourism Darling Downs to find out all things accommodation, eating and playing in our beautiful region. 






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