Theatre Workshop of Owensboro performs in two historic downtown theatres: Trinity Centre and the TWO Empress Theatre
Trinity Centre, 407 W. Fifth St., Owensboro, KY 42301
In 1973, Mayor Waitman Taylor offered the Old Trinity Centre, formerly home to the Trinity Episcopal Church and acquired by the City in 1972, to TWO as a permanent home. Trinity Centre is registered as an historic landmark. Built in 1875, it is the oldest example of Gothic architecture is Western Kentucky. As well, it is the oldest brick church building in Owensboro.
In the early 1990’s, play productions were moved to the RiverPark Center. In 1999, Trinity Centre underwent a major renovation that allowed productions to once again be staged in its intimate auditorium. The ambiance of Trinity Centre provides a unique experience for theatre patrons.
If you have memories of TWO and Trinity Centre, please contact us with your stories. If you’ve been away from the theatre, please drop in, look around, and enjoy a show.
TWO Empress Theatre, 418 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301
In April 2011, TWO purchased this historic Opryhouse on Frederica Street. Built in 1912, this building was one of the first free-standing movie theatres in the country. Throughout the last century it has always been filled with music and laughter, artists and audiences – first as the Empress and Malco movie theatres, then as home to Goldie’s Best Little Opryhouse.
TWO plans to continue that long tradition of quality entertainment. Today, even as we use the building for plays and concerts, we are working hard to renovate the 100-year-old building into an elegant, comfortable multi-use performing arts center the entire region can cherish.