The Empire Theatre presents the finest in national and international recording artists, rock and roll Hall of Famers, Grammy and Juno award winners and both iconic & cutting edge comedy.
In the fall of 2002, a highly skilled design and construction team began the task of transforming the McCarthy building into the new Empire Theatre and Centre For Performing Arts. With respect for building’s past and an eye to the future, the 700 seat Empire Theatre opened its doors in September 2003. The dream became a reality.
In celebration of The Empire’s 15th Anniversary in 2018 a spectacular new exterior and interior welcomed thousands of patrons to our new reality, the least of which is an incredible new sound system ,“The Monster” as we like to call it, which has taken The Empire experience to a whole new level! This was featured as the cover story for the internationally esteemed Professional Sound Magazine (June-2019).
The Empire Theatre is located at 321 Front Street in historic downtown Belleville, Ontario. The facility is fully accessible with a free parking lot adjacent to the theatre.