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Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4698 9900
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Paris underground

recently saw Paris underground, great show well worth it. The cheese platter was a different story... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnsN5148VI
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Toowoomba, Australia
Russian Ballet

Amazing theatre! Incredible performance! A slice of Russia comes all the way to Toowoomba. Life... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Joanne D
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Toowoomba, Australia
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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.
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Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 10 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
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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.

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Reviewed 4 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
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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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Reviewed 30 June 2018

It is always lovely to return to this beautiful theatre but last night’s performance of “Swan Lake” by the Qld Ballet was truly memorable. It is many years since I have attended a ballet performance and I was not sure what to expect, but this...More

Thank _lorraineb5151
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Management response:Responded 2 July 2018

So glad you had a great night at Swan Lake - it was a such a beautiful performance! Sounds like we'll be seeing you in the foyers again soon!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is an amazing theatre and can accommodate a wide variety of shows in differing sized venues. It is always a joy to attend such a venue.

Thank Michelle S
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Management response:Responded 21 June 2018

Thanks so much Michelle - hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was our second visit to the Empire Theatre. Staff on the night were most helpful {especially to us "Golden Oldies"}!! Seats were very comfortable and the acoustics great. I would have liked to read more info about the history of the Theatre - just...More

Thank Patti S
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Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your feedback Patti - so glad you had a great night. And yes, Kerry in Box Office is a superstar! You can find more information about the history of the theatre on our website if you're interested.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Best of British Concert on May 6th was fabulous. The whole experience was a good one. The orchestra, choirs, individual artists, Irish dancers and the Brisbane Boys College Pipe Band were all outstanding. We will be sure to get tickets again next year. The...More

Thank Barb_Lady_AB
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Management response:Responded 10 May 2018

So glad you had a wonderful experience visiting our beautiful Theatre! QLD Pops will be back in October with Amigos Para Siempre.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see Jimmy Barnes at the Empire last night and the place was packed. We sat upstairs in the balcony for the first time. What impressed us was the way the crowd were handled and there was limited to no waiting. To go...More

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Management response:Responded 16 April 2018

We're very lucky! Glad you had a great night and hope to see you again soon.

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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
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