Empire Youth Arts



Launched in 2010, Empire Youth Arts aims to enrich and empower the young people of the Toowoomba region.

youth-arts-star-logoFor more information, Contact our Youth Arts Facilitator.

Mr Ari Palani - Youth Arts Facilitator
07 4698 9924 youtharts@empiretheatre.com.au


Term-Based Workshops

Term-based workshops will be held throughout 2013 for young performers. Get involved and develop your skills outside of the classroom.

Empire Theatre

Drama One- Grades 5-7

Have fun with like-minded people by learning basic performance and creative skills while building your self-confidence and focus through exciting drama activities.

Saturdays 10am to 11.30am

TERM1 starts 8 February $140

TERM 2 starts 3 May $140

TERM 3 starts 26 July $140

TERM 4 starts 18 October $140


Drama Two- Grades 8-10

Develop you drama and performance skills in a passionate and supportive environment and create original, devised and scripted outcomes.

Wednesdays 4pm to 5.30pm

TERM 1 starts 12 February $140

TERM 2 starts 30 April $140

TERM 3 starts 26 July $140

TERM 4 starts 18 October $140


Drama Plus- Grades 11- Young Adult

Gain a deeper understanding of your world through drama and performance. If you want to advance your skills and opportunities in artistic development adn performance, Drama Plus goes beyond classroom learning to prepare you for the industry.

Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm

TERM 1 starts 12 February $190

TERM 2 starts 30 April $190

TERM 3 starts 23 July $190

TERM 4 starts 15 October $190


Book a whole semester of Drama Plus and save!

Cost TERM 1 & 2 $360, TERM 3 & 4 $360

Lockyer Valley

2014 information coming soon


2014 information coming soon


The IMPACT Ensemble

Presented by Empire Youth Arts, the IMPACT Ensemble is an elite performance program for young artists. Entry is based on audition and the ensemble will work for a semester to create, develop and rehearse a polished performance piece for audiences at the Empire Theatre. The IMPACT Ensemble has previously presented Nick Enright's Blackrock, 10 Down 6 Across and Patricia Corneluis' Slut, and the highly successful Seedling Project in 2013.

 Details for this years IMPACT Ensemble will be released soon, along with an audition guide and production details. 

Auditions: Details coming soon.


School Holiday Workshops


The 18 Hour Play Project

When: 21-23 January

This highly popular workshop series returns in January for both primary (ages 9-12) and secondary (ages 13-17) students. In 18 hours, over three days, you'll use improvisations, performance skills and your own imagination to create a short play. Unleash your creativity and be amazed at what you can come up with in the allocated time. This three day holiday activity will get your creative juices flowing and set you up for an artistic year ahead!


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Youth Arts Theatre Challenge

When: 1-4 July

Over four days these winter holidays the Youth Arts Theatre Challenge will test and push students to their theatrical limits. A variety of age groups will compete in a series of round robin workshops for three days, skill building in the areas of acting, clowning and improvisation. On the final day, audiences can come and watch the students compete in a theatre sports contest- a battle of skill, improvisation and creativity.


Flipside Circus

When: 22-26 September

Across three days, participants will explore physical techniques used in circus performance. The nationally acclaimed tutors from Flipside Circus will guide you through juggling, tumbling, acrobatics, trapeze and more! On the final day of the workshop students willl showcase these newfound skills to friends and family. Don't miss this fun unique experience!