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Lovely art deco theatre

The art deco style of walls, floor and details of the lights dates back to the 1930's when the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorraine B
Seaford, Australia
Excellent theatre centre piece of Toowoomba

The Empire Theatre has a long history in Toowoomba. Restored in recent years to it’s former glory... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ed A
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The Empire Theatres is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia and boasts several performance and function spaces. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs.
Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4698 9900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art deco style of walls, floor and details of the lights dates back to the 1930's when the theatre was rebuilt after a fire. As well as being interesting for its art deco style it is also practical, as it has a huge stage...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Empire Theatre has a long history in Toowoomba. Restored in recent years to it’s former glory. It has been extended especially for theatre productions with huge behind stage facilities as well as annex and restaurant. We have see live music and theatre here and...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first ballet and the Empire Theatre was a great experience, easy to fine and worth the drive to Toowoomba

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Amazing, 100% recommend going, beautiful. Amazing Shows with amazing quality theatre amazing arch, "see it to believe it"

Thank Jack F
Management response:Responded 2 September 2018

It's pretty special... we agree! Thanks for the lovely review :-)

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We saw Killer Queen and found the entire night to be awesome. We got late tickets but still had no problems viewing as the theater is so well laid out. The facilities are all very clean and up market and the staff assisting with seating...More

Thank pegmckenzie
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Wow - what a great experience (and review ;-) ) thanks so much for coming we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

recently saw Paris underground, great show well worth it. The cheese platter was a different story, $11.00 for 6 biscuits, 6 ten cent pieces of cheese, a quarter of a strawberry and 2 dried apricots.

Thank johnsN5148VI
Management response:Responded 9 August 2018

Hi John, agree - the show was fantastic. Will pass your feedback on the cheese boxes back to the catering department.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing theatre! Incredible performance! A slice of Russia comes all the way to Toowoomba. Life doesn't get much better than this!😊

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Having such a facility in Toowoomba is a great boon. The Empire stages a varied and quality programme of local talent to international extravaganzas and the serious stuff of ballet and classical music. All this in a heritage listed building within walking distance of most...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The venue and facilities are excellent. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the catering is first class.

Thank JamieDraheim
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A visit to the Empire theatre is always a special experience - most recently we saw the Queensland Ballet performance of Swan Lake. The theatre is elegant and stately and one feels at the centre of the artistic world - topped by the stunning performance...More

Thank Laureen R
Management response:Responded 10 July 2018

So glad you had such a memorable visit to the Theatre. We are so lucky to have this venue here in Toowoomba.

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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available in Neil Street and Hume Street (front and rear of theatre) but be warned they all cost.....parking fees apply except on Sundays, and Saturday afternoons ....there is space... More