Empire Youth Arts

Launched in 2010, Empire Youth Arts aims to enrich and empower the young people of the Toowoomba region. Providing a variety of regular drama workshops, holiday workshops and elite performance program opportunities, Empire Youth Arts is an invaluable program to the young people of the Toowoomba community and beyond. 

Empire Youth Arts also provides a number of classes outside Toowoomba, including term long classes, workshops, masterclasses and educational support, working in Dalby, Lockyer Valley, Mitchell, Charleville, Pittsworth and Crows Nest in the past few years.

IMPACT Ensemble

About IMPACT Ensemble

IMPACT Ensemble 2020

Too often young people are underestimated as a vital part of our changing world. Now in its ninth year, the IMPACT Ensemble continues to show communities how far from the truth that assumption is and places youth voice in the spotlight.

 The Empire Youth Arts Junior and Senior IMPACT Ensembles are an advanced performance and training program for young artists. It offers young people a variety of professional performance experiences whilst presenting a work that makes an impact on audiences. Entry is based on audition, and the ensembles work across the year on a performance piece for audiences at the Empire Theatre.

Auditions (Junior) – 13-15 Feb

Auditions (Senior) – 2-4 Apr

Junior rehearsals – (Thursdays) 5 March – 31 May + holiday intensive 6-9 April

Junior Performance – 6-7 June

Senior rehearsals – (Mondays) 27 April – 11 October + holiday intensive 28 Sept – 1 Oct

Senior Performance – 16-17 October

For more information please contact the Youth Arts Director on 07 4698 9926 or email youtharts@empiretheatre.com.au 

Past Productions

  • The [Redacted] New Clothes and other stories from the Apocalypse - Impact Senior (2019)
  • Where in the World is Frank Sparrow - Impact Junior (2019)
  • Of Myths & Monoliths - Impact Senior (2018)
  • 10 George Street - Impact Junior (2018)
  • {Cross My Heart} - Impact Senior (2017)
  • Child(ish) - Impact Junior (2017)
  • C H A L K (2016)
  • Titus Was Here (2015)
  • Talking to Brickwalls (remounting 2015) 
  • Talking to Brickwalls (2014)
  • The Seedling Project (2013) 
  • Slut by Patricia Cornelius (2013)
  • 10 down, 6 across (2012)
  • Blackrock by Nick Enright (2012)
  • TLK. TXT. SPK (2011)
Case Studies

To download case studies, click on the relevant title. 

Talking to Brickwalls 

Seedling

The Labels Project