Following the reopening of the Empire Theatre Saturday evening, the Empire Strikes Back series continues July 17 with Queensland’s premier chamber orchestra, Camerata.
After previously selling out the seat allocation shortly after going on sale, more tickets have been released for Camerata due to the further easing of government restrictions as well as a live stream option being made available for those who can’t attend the theatre in person.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and their guests proudly take full ownership of their music-making in the spirit of chamber music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice to empower artists, inspire audiences and enrich communities through music.
Under Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, the group is Company-in-Residence at Empire Theatres and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
As tickets and seating is limited, Camerata’s performance will also be broadcast live from the Empire Theatre for the first time.
The program for the evening includes Vivaldi’s Sinfonia in D Minor for Strings, Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1, Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa and more.
The Empire Strikes Back series celebrates the safe reopening of the theatre to limited audiences following the closure period brought about by government restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
More tickets have been released to performances within the Empire Strikes Back series as restrictions in Queensland have eased.
The program began on Saturday 11 July with local rock band Project 62 and altpop duo The Beamish Brothers.
The weekly series continue with Toowoomba jazz band Cool Nights Big Band on July 25, Homegrown Independents Program Drama Almost, Maine on July 30-31 and musical theatre original performance Love Sick starring popular Toowoomba artists Justin Tamblyn and Shannon Gralow on August 1.
The Empire Strikes Back series is planned to continue into August with the second program of performances announced at a later date.
All series performances will be held in the main Empire Theatre auditorium for the ticket price of $25 and Camerata Live Stream @Home tickets are available for $10.
To see a full program for the evening’s performance, please visit the Empire Theatre website.
Social distancing requirements within the theatre will be adhered to.
The Empire Strikes Back series is now on sale via the Empire Theatres website, or at the Ticketing Office from Monday to Wednesday, 9am - 1pm.
This series is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Empire Theatres Foundation Business Partner Downlands College.
For more information or to book tickets, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.