Thrive on Arts

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Thrive on Arts is a creative space for young people, families and the wider community that celebrates play, imagination, creativity and storytelling during Toowoomba’s most vibrant and floral time of year.

The Empire Theatre will come alive with artistic activity and interactive experiences across 5 days of the Spring school holidays. Participants of all ages will explore their world, indulge their creative instincts and get carried away by powerful music and storytelling.

The family program includes a mixture of activities to excite ages 1-14 years and their adults. Whether it be music, drama, art or a workshop that brings you to the space, stay a while and experience something new.

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Flipside Circus

Flipside Circus Workshops

Heritage Bank Auditorium, times and prices below. Bookings Essential, places limited.

Presented in the school holidays as part of Thrive on arts these workshops give the opportunity for 2-16 yr olds to gain circus skills and learn in a nurturing environment. Workshop attendance will also help build audience for the show.


Wednesday 25 September

10-12pm Flipperoos Camp 4-8 years $50pp

1-3pm Flipperoos Camp 4-8 years $50pp


Thursday 26 September

9-10am Kindy Camp 2-4 years $25pp

10.30-12.30pm Flipperoos Camp 4-8 years $50pp

1.30-4.30pm Half Day Camp (session 1) 8-16 years $135pp (inc both sessions)


Friday 27 September

9-10am Kindy Camp 2-4 years $25pp

10.30-12.30pm Taste of Circus 6-12 years $50pp

1.30-4.30pm Half Day Camp (session 2) 8-16 years (see above)

Please note bookings are essential as places are strictly limited. 

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First 5 Forever

Music and Movement with First Five Forever

Empire Church Lawn, Wed-Fri 9.30am FREE, No bookings required.

Meet other parents and children for a fun session of singing, clapping and dancing. Learn action rhymes and songs which will help your child’s pre-literacy, communication, language and social skills.


First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.
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