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Beautiful Art Deco theatre in Toowoomba

The Empire Theatre was renovated in 1997 and is a great asset in Toowoomba. it is beautiful inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toowoomba, Australia
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The selection of shows this location puts on is amazing. I have been to many and varied shows and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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.
Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4698 9900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Empire Theatre was renovated in 1997 and is a great asset in Toowoomba. it is beautiful inside. They have a great program each year with performances you would not expect in a country town/city. I also highly recommend the adjoining Encores restaurant for pre-show...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The selection of shows this location puts on is amazing. I have been to many and varied shows and have been impressed with the presentation as well as the varied artists atractwd to this venue. Great place

Thank Duds1001
Reviewed 6 days ago

very good service, continuing to bring great shows to Toowoomba. Very good eating and drinking facilities attached to the Empire. Handy as!

Thank Explorer780895
Reviewed 6 days ago

Welcoming environment, beautifully restored and maintained historic building. Local and International programme of productions. Coffee and tea, available with a well stocked bar. Recommend to anyone wanting to have a good night out.

Thank creaghclan
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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 2 October 2018 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 2 October 2018

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

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 31 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 3 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 29 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.

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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