Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Once vaudeville house. Once motion picture theater. Today, a historic live performance theater in the heart of downtown. The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische’s Opera House, and after a slow decline, was closed in 1978. The City later purchased and redeveloped the Empire Theatre, along with neighboring Majestic Theatre, and reopened its doors (and curtains!) for a wide variety of programming including intimate musical concerts, comedy attractions, children’s theater, and private events. Today, the Empire boasts 856 seats, a flexible seating system on the main floor, and adjustable platforms for both banquet and cabaret table seating options. Come experience magic on the historic Empire stage.
Please note that performances at the Empire Theatre are currently being rescheduled.