Empire Revival

Housed in the old Plaza Theatre building, this vintage mecca looks like it belongs in a Baz Luhrmann film.
Kosa Monteith
Published on April 19, 2021


We all know about retail therapy, but now it's time to discover retail theatre at Paddo's Empire Revival.

Situated in the heritage-listed former Plaza Theatre, Empire Revival offers a boutique shopping experience with a difference. In the maze of rooms beneath the high blue sky ceilings of this atmospheric theatre, you'll find a treasure trove of upcycled, antique and unique pieces — a refreshing shopping adventure that says goodbye to fast fashion and mass production. 

Empire Revival's expert merchants specialise in beautiful, curious, collectable items, from artworks and prints to antique furniture, vintage fashion, historic memorabilia and luxury jewellery.

Find your perfect feature piece, whether it's an exquisite item of Venetian glassware, Victorian-era lampshades, mid-century Scandinavian furniture or art nouveau silverware. It stocks a selection of new products, too, focusing on durable and stylish pieces, such as handmade leather goods, plush ottomans and sustainable spectacle frames. 

You could spend hours finding inspiration in its extensive collections or chat to the experts for guidance in this maze of wonders. Go in with an open mind and you'll come out with something surprising. 

Images: Kiel Wode



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