Thrive on Arts

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Thrive on Arts is a creative space for young people, families and the wider community that celebrates play, imagination, creativity and storytelling during Toowoomba’s most vibrant and floral time of year.

The Empire Theatre will come alive with artistic activity and interactive experiences across 5 days of the Spring school holidays. Participants of all ages will explore their world, indulge their creative instincts and get carried away by powerful music and storytelling.

The family program includes a mixture of activities to excite ages 1-14 years and their adults. Whether it be music, drama, art or a workshop that brings you to the space, stay a while and experience something new.

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Postmodern Jukebox

PostModern Jukebox - Welcome to the Twenties 
Sunday 29 September, 8pm 
Empire Theatre

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, the famed time-twisting musical collective will circumnavigate the globe on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade—one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.

Last time around the 'Twenties gave us Jazz, America's one true art form. Who knows what is possible in the 2020s? says Bradlee. One thing that is for sure is that there are a lot of folks that are tired of the clickbait headlines, mindless reality TV, and smartphone addiction that has only served to divide people in the last decade. We're using our small corner of the pop culture space to tell people to forget their troubles and come join us for a night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life.

When creating a touring version of the Postmodern Jukebox concept, we work on pairing the right talent with the right material and building a unique and amazing experience for Postmodern Jukebox fans, Bradlee says. Get ready for the most sensational '20s party this side of The Great Gatsby.

Started by Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and have chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half-decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. They’ve also performed on shows like Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and caught the attention of NPR Music, NBC News and a wide array of celebrity fans.

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Gold VIP                     $259.90

Silver VIP                    $179.90

A Reserve                   $149.90

B Reserve                   $129.90

C Reserve                   $99.90

D Reserve                   $79.90

QSO- Sounds from the Deep

Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm 
Empire Theatre 


Witness the power and emotion of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, live in concert with Sounds of the Deep. 

The Orchestra returns to the Empire Theatre in 2019 to present a dazzling evening complete with a new program of symphonic classics.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 performance comes off the back of successful concerts including Films and Flowers (2018), Sweet Night Music (2018) and Movie Masterpieces (2015).

Known for dynamic orchestration and captivating rhythm, 2019’s performance by The Orchestra is sure to dazzle and entertain audiences.

A full program for the 2019 performance by Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be announced in May in the Act 2 edition of the 2019 Season Brochure.

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Empire Cardholder                   $43.00

Adult                                           $50.00

Concession                                $47.00

Youth U25yrs                            $25.00

Groups 6+                                  $45.00