The Araluen Arts Centre is the visual art and performance hub of Central Australia, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, performances, and film. Our galleries host significant Aboriginal art which traces the beginning and continuing development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement. Our theatre presents world class performances from around the nation (and at times the world).
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The Empire Theatres is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia and boasts several performance and function spaces. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs. It is wholly owned by Toowoomba Regional Council and managed on it’s behalf by Empire Theatres Pty Ltd.
The Empire Theatre has served as an entertainment hub for Toowoomba and the surrounding areas for over 100 years, playing an integral part in the cultural development of the region. Today the Empire Theatres precinct includes the Empire Theatre Studio, the Empire Church Theatre which hosts a variety of performances including cabaret, comedy and fine music and the Armitage Centre.
The Armitage Centre is a unique 350 seat ‘black box’ performance space and function venue which will be the main location of the Artlands 2021 Toowoomba conference.