Spectacular art deco heritage and state of the art capabilities combine for extreme flexibility in weddings, conferencing, event staging and function hosting.
All spaces are air-conditioned and can be equipped to allow for a wide range of multi-media options.
Catering for breakfast, lunch, morning / afternoon tea, dinner and cocktail receptions can be arranged with acclaimed onsite restaurant Encores, or our adaptable facilities mean you can bring in your own choice of caterer. Contact us today to organise your dream wedding, function or event.
For more information please contact our dedicated Events team: email@example.com | 07 4698 9900
For more information about hiring for performance please contact our programming team: firstname.lastname@example.org | 07 4698 9900
The Armitage Centre is the Empire Theatre's latest construction. The building houses the Heritage Bank Auditorium, a unique, medium-sized, flexible venue, featuring high quality technical equipment and state-of-the-art facilities including retractable rows of tiered seating that can be easily stowed away to provide 400m2 of open space. Boasting pleasant surrounds including an attractive forecourt as well relaxing foyers (St Baker Foyer and Geoffrey Rush Room) and bar (Hutchie's bar),it is the ideal location for a wide variety of events.
The Armitage Centre has fully retractable seating for up to 350 patrons, up to 570 patrons can be accommodated for a standing event such as a cocktail function or music performance. The Armitage Centre is also an excellent venue for weddings and dining with a round table seating capacity of up to 300.
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To inquire further, or to make a booking for an event or function, please contact our Events Manager, Renae McPhee at email@example.com or by calling 07 4698 9931.
To view information or to download a copy of our hire rates for events or functions, click here.
For more information on hiring this venue for performance purposes, please contact Administration Manager, Helen Oldham at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07 4698 9930.
To view or to download a copy of our current fees and charges, click here.
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.