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.
The Empire Theatres Foundation exists to further the cultural experiences and professional development of young people in our region and nationally. The Youth Bursaries offer the opportunity for creative people ages 12-25 to undertake short courses at leading Australian performing arts educational institutions. Study areas have included dance, drama, music, film, technical production, arts administration and more!
The Empire Theatres Foundation offers Youth Bursaries to provide opportunities for multiple young people per year to develop their performing arts skills (including instrumental music, singing, dance and acting) at leading Australian performing arts educational institutions. Organisations include National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Victorian College of Arts, Queensland Theatre Company's Theatre Residency Week and Expressions Dance Company.
The program aims to assist young individuals who demonstrate current involvement and achievement in a performing arts discipline to further their cultural experiences and professional development.
See 2019 Youth Bursary recipients here.
The current Brian Boak Bursary application period has now closed. The next round will open in early December 2021.
For more information on when Youth Bursaries are offered and how to apply, visit the Support Us page or contact the Foundation Officer, Kate Brennan on 4698 9938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all tickets purchased will be emailed in PDF format to the ticket purchaser approximately 48 hours prior to the performance.
All patrons must provide their contact tracing details by completing the online form when prompted.
Increased hygiene facilities and social distancing measures are in place including COVID safe seating in the auditoriums, contactless payment preferred, and extensive contact tracing policies required for all patrons.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App. For more information on the Empire Theatre COVID Safe operations please visit the COVID Safe page of our website.