Your Visit

Getting Here

The Empire Theatre is at 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Toowoomba is an easy 90 minute drive west of Brisbane, less than two and a half hours from the Gold Coast and a three hour scenic country drive from the Sunshine Coast.

The Empire Theatre is perfectly situated in Toowoomba's CBD. 

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Parking, including wheelchair accessible parking, is available in a choice of three car parks when driving along Neil Street. Neil Street is now a two-way street. There is also parking available on the corner of Julia and Hume Streets. 

Parking after 5:00pm Monday to Friday, after 11.30am on Saturday and all day Sunday is free of charge. 

There is also parking available at the Neil St Bus Interchange.  

Please note, The Empire Theatre staff carpark on Julia street is for staff only. Cars which do not have an authorisation sticker will be towed.  

For more information on parking, visit Parkopedia.

Walking or Cycling

We encourage those who live close by and are able to walk or cycle to the Empire Theatre, to do so whenever they can.  There are a number of shared paths and laneways for walking and cycling along our creeks and within the city centre so you can safely access the Theatre.  There is also a number of bicycle parking hoops available in Margaret Street and Ruthven Street.  More information can also be found at Cycling & walking (    



Bus Queensland provide local bus services around Toowoomba City, Highfields and Crows Nest.   More information on bus routes and timetable information can be found at TransLink Bus Route Maps Toowoomba | or Buses (   If you are travelling to the Empire Theatre from outside of our region Greyhound, Murrays and Bus Queensland operate long distance bus services to Toowoomba.


In the Theatre

Empire Theatre foyers and bars open one hour prior to each performance. Our friendly ushers in the foyer will direct you to your seat. 

Due to copyright restrictions, it is strictly prohibited to take photographs or make recordings of most performances. 

Please note there is no ATM inside the theatre, however we have EFTPOS facilities in our bars. There is a Westpac Bank ATM within a few minutes walking distance on Ruthven Street at the front of the Walton Stores precinct. 


For More Information

For more information, please contact the Empire Theatre on 07 4698 9900 or email us at