The new theatre blended contemporary art deco style with picture palace ethos, much of the romantic atmosphere being conveyed by European-styled diffused lighting.Of particular note was the fact that not a single column interrupted audience view of stage or screen.
Our attention to detail and presentation are second to none.
We encourage pieces to be used as they were intended, not as museum pieces, but be able to stand up to the rigours of everyday use.
The bio box was the largest in Queensland; acoustics were excellent; and the theatre contained one of the largest provincial stages in Australia, attracting all types of performance from vaudeville to opera.
To accommodate large stage productions, the new design incorporated a large stage, fly tower and dressing rooms.
We endeavour to stock a wide range of furniture including bookcases, chiffoniers, dumbwaiters, dining tables, chairs, chests of drawers, sideboards, robes and presses.
We also stock a range of decorator items which are featured on our online shop.
Substantial sections of the 1911 brick walling had survived the fire, and much of this was incorporated into the new building.
Accommodating 2,500 patrons, the second Empire Theatre was Queensland's largest provincial theatre, and second only in seating capacity to Brisbane's Regent.
One of the Empire Theatre's most striking features is the grand proscenium arch.