The Empire Theatre is a heritage listed art-deco performing arts venue located in Toowoomba.
Client: Toowoomba Regional Council
Location: Toowoomba, QLD
Owned by Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) and managed by Empire Theatres Pty Ltd (ETPL), The Empire Theatre and the buildings within the precinct combine to be Australia’s largest regional performing arts complex, facilitating performances, shows and events from international, national and regional artists and performance groups.
Recognising a need for the replacement / revitalisation of the existing infrastructure and FFE, MODE were engaged by the Toowoomba Regional Council to carry out refurbishment works to the Empire Theatre and the Empire (Wesley) Church.
Now complete, the restoration works made sure to incorporate the rich history and existing architectural details into the design with wall sconces, brickwork, marble, gold and art-deco style lighting tying together the interior works of the theatre complex.
The main bar and box office have been relocated to improve accessibility and patron experience throughout the theatre.