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.

Youth Bursaries

Youth Bursaries

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 2019. 

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 supportus@empiretheatre.com.au