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Empire Theatre

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Address: 54-56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Phone Number: (07)4698 9900
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Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Going back in time!

We have been to a couple of events at the Empire Theatre, variety type shows and great fun. Our highlight to date was to see The Seekers. Such an emotional occasion to see these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Judith J
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been to a couple of events at the Empire Theatre, variety type shows and great fun. Our highlight to date was to see The Seekers. Such an emotional occasion to see these amazing singers together again and I remembered nearly every word of every song. The building sends you back in time and what a perfect venue for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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154 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Unfortunately I didn't get to see a show or even a film at the Empire when I was in Toowoomba, but did get to view the exterior and interior of this beautifully restored icon of Art Deco. This is probably my favourite architectural style, so I was always going to be impressed. The only negative for me was some of... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Brilliant. First visit to the Empire Theatre. Very impressed. Volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Very easy access to building and doors for seating. Great accoustics. Will be going again!

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Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I absolutely love the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba. The Art Deco Architecture never fails to mesmerize me every time I visit. The theatre has an amazing variety of programs covering all the main themes ... theatre, music, comedy, musicals. The seating is really comfortable. I have visited so many times, and sat in many different places within the theatre. It... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The story of Toowoomba's art deco Empire Theatre would make a good theatrical production in itself. Opened in 1911, it has been used for live theatre and movies; it has been an eye-sore and a burnt-out shell, a warehouse and a decaying wreck. Now in 2014, the beautiful main auditorium with seating for just over 1500 patrons is augmented by... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The greatest Art Deco Theatre in Australia. Every artist that performs there sings it praises. No matter where you sit the stage is always visible in full.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Comfortable seats. A lift for oldies and the disabled. A good selection and variety of programs. Very reasonable prices, all in a lovely old building, with a full sized stage.

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Toowoomba
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Empire has such a good range of events, in the last two months we went to a piano recital and a big band concert; both excellent in their field.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This theatre has been beautifully restored and is a credit to the large number of volunteers who raised the funds. The theatre offers a large variety of entertainment genres throughout the year to appeal to most Toowoomba residents. A tremendous venue

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was hoping to watch John Walters at the old Theatre( I have not been inside) This was at the new building at the back. Your seats are not allocated so it is a free for all.People were packed against the doors inside waiting to get in. It was a bit oppressive.

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