Empire Youth Arts

In line with direction from the Australian Government we have conducted Term 2 via a virtual platform. We have really enjoyed maintaining the connections we have built through training, discovering and creating together, thank you for your willingness and adaptability over this time.

For Term 3, we will be able to face to face classes once again with a few extra precautions and adaptions. We are finalizing our Covid Safe Plan now in order to be ready to welcome students back on site. Term 3 is available for enrolments now. It is imperative that enrolments are completed in full to ensure we comply with regulations, no walk ups will be accepted. 

Please be assured that we will continue to monitor government recommendations and will be complying to all social distancing, hygiene and cleaning requirements. 

We so look forward to welcoming you back into our space and seeing your faces and feeling your enthusiasm bring life to the Theatre once again. 

We understand that these are challenging times, and if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 0746989926 or youtharts@empiretheatre.com.au

The Empire Youth Arts Team.

Thanks from the Empire Youth Arts team – Ari, Jeanette and Nicky.

 Learn more about our virtual classes conducted during Term 2 thanks to ABC Southern Queensland, below: 

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 tenth year, the IMPACT Ensemble continues to challenge assumptions and places youth voice in the spotlight. 

2020 has been a year of firsts – First time we have had to cancel a program (IMPACT Junior), and the first time we have had to postpone a program (IMPACT Senior) and the first time, for Dalby to have an IMPACT Ensemble!

We are very happy to say that this years Senior IMPACT Ensemble is only possible due to being awarded a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts Resilience Fund. Senior IMPACT will look different. It will have a digital focus in both delivery and outcome, and we will use this opportunity to stretch our skills and the skills of young people to respond creatively to the challenges we face.

Auditions for Senior IMPACT have been conducted applicants will be notified soon of the outcome. 

Thanks to another grant, the Dalby Senior class will transform into the very first Dalby IMPACT. Rehearsals will start in term 3 and aim for a December showing. 

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

IMPACT Senior has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Dalby IMPACT is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund via Western Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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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. 

Of Myths & Monliths

10 George Street

{Cross My heart}


Talking to Brickwalls 


The Labels Project