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, the Somerset Region, Mitchell, Miles, Charleville, Pittsworth and Crows Nest in the past few years.



IMPACT Ensemble

About IMPACT Ensemble

IMPACT Ensemble 2021

Too often, young people are underestimated as a vital part of our changing world. Now in its eleventh year, the IMPACT Ensemble continues to challenge assumptions and places youth voice in the spotlight. 

Our Junior and Senior Ensembles are advanced performance-making programs which offer young people a variety of professional performance experiences. Their aim is to present a published work or to create a new one that speaks effectively with the voice of young people, by young people, and for young people.

Entry is based on audition and the ensemble works across the year towards a public performance outcome. This program has established a platform for youth voice to be heard within our region, and continues to cultivate new opportunities for the development of empowered young artists.

2020 marked a decade since the program began, and this year we're excited to be continuing it. Information about our Ensembles will be released soon, so watch this space and follow Empire Youth Arts on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  

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



Past Productions

  • We Come From Dalby - Dalby IMPACT (2020)
  • A Monster Unfinished - IMPACT Senior (2020) 
  • 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