Auditions and Opportunities

Empire Theatres and Toowoomba Philharmonic Society Presents


The most passionate arias, duets and ensembles about love

Saturday 2nd Nov 7pm, Sunday 3rd Nov 2pm, Heritage Bank Auditorium


Following the success of past Operatic community projects such as Opera at Jimbour and Opera Qld’s Project Puccini, Rossini and G&S, the Empire Theatres has teamed up with the Toowoomba Philharmonic Society to create more opportunities for local singers to build their skills and perform at their best. This concert conducted by Cherie Vera will explore the most passionate arias, duets and ensembles about love and take the audience on a journey through a program of beloved works. A special guest artist of national acclaim will join the cast to bring a truly unique experience to Toowoomba audiences.

Empire Theatres and Toowoomba Philharmonic Society are calling for auditions for soloists and choristers to perform in this gala concert in November 2019.

The combined event will provide an opportunity for 10 local soloists, an adult chorus and a children’s chorus to perform and is open to the whole community. You do not need to be a member of the Toowoomba Philharmonic Society to be involved.

WHEN - Registrations for audition close 5pm Friday 16 August, Auditions will be held on Saturday 24th August.

Please download the audition information here for full details and register online secure your interest. 



Bell Shakespeare Scholarship


Bell Shakespeare is bringing to Toowoomba the John Bell Scholarship auditions on Thursday 8 August 2019.

The auditions are able to be accessed by any individual student who meets the eligibility criteria.

Students must be a current high school student and be 16 by December 31 2019.

To book in a Scholarship audition, fill out the JB Scholarship Audition Form and return to Jeanette on 

Find some tips for auditionees here 

Every year, the Empire Theatre has several opportunities for local singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels. In addition to the highly anticipated Empire Theatres musical and Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Ensemble production, the Empire Theatre has collaborated with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, Expressions Dance Company and more to provide unique performance opportunities on the Empire stage and beyond.  Find out more about our major productions and projects.