Vic and Margaret Turnbull looking forward to the Pirates of Penzance at the Armitage Centre.
Vic and Margaret Turnbull looking forward to the Pirates of Penzance at the Armitage Centre. Nev Madsen

Snaps: Packed theatre for Pirates of Penzance opening

THE opening night of the Empire Theatre's swash-buckling Pirates of Penzance ended with a standing ovation.

A near-packed house on Wednesday night greeted one of Toowoomba's biggest theatre events of the year.

Empire Theatre general manager Kerry Saul praised the cast and crew for launching the show's four day run.

"The opening night ended with a standing ovation and there was a huge buzz in the theatre foyers after the show,” he said.

"We are incredibly proud of the cast and creative team for putting together such an entertaining show.

"It is a totally enjoyable show for all ages.”