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

 Empire Youth Arts 2017 IMPACT Ensembles


The Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Ensemble is an elite performance program for young artists who wish to further their skills in the theatre industry. Now in its seventh year, the IMPACT Ensemble has a long history of empowering participants in professional practice with industry artists and supporting pathways into tertiary or creative opportunities. This year, through the generous support of the Sidney Myer Fund, Empire Youth Arts is expanding the program to include a brand new Junior Ensemble for young creatives aged 10 to 13 years old. All details for the projects, what to prepare for an audition and schedules of rehearsals can be found in the attached information below.


Empire Youth Arts presents


 by the 2017 Junior IMPACT Ensemble

Saturday 2 September, 7pm

Sunday 3 September, 2pm 

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest man - Roald Dahl

Since the beginning of the Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Ensemble in 2011, we have been working with teenaged creatives to make works that speak to the social and cultural influences at play in their lives. But, for the first time, and with the generous support of the Sidney Myer Foundation, we have formed an ensemble for young artists aged 10-13.

A work that is formed by, for and with artists this age is an experiment and in maturity, and seldom done professionally in the history of Australia. And so, to embark on this journey, 7 young creatives have made the work Child(ish) to celebrate all the big things about being small. Growing up, running away, responsibilities, rules, grand adventures and mundane chores, this play embraces it all - no matter how immature it may be.

Lead Creative and Director- Ari Palani

Facilitated by Christie Tickell

with assistance from Marcus Oborn and Harrison Paroz.

The 2017 Junior IMPACT Ensemble is:

Alisha Di Ruggiero, Kate Hudson-James, Jack Mullins, Levi Paroz, Billie Riley, Isabella Watson & Adam Wheeler


Empire Youth Arts presents

Cross My Heart

 by the 2017 Senior IMPACT Ensemble

14-15 October- on sale soon! 







Past Productions

  • 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 


The Labels Project