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.

Upcoming Workshops

Summer Holiday Workshops


The 18 Hour Play Project

When: 21-23 January, 10am-5pm each day

For: 10-15yrs

Price: $185 pp

Blurb: Across the three days students will work tirelessly with our Facilitators to generate a unique performance from the ground up. Learning the techniques of creative development, actor training and performance skill, participants will create a work that is truly inspired by them. A fantastic way to kick off the creative year, participants will have hands-on industry experience by tackling this time-tight challenge! 

Little Wing Puppets – Shadow Puppet workshop

WHEN: Saturday 18 January, 11.45am – 1.15pm

FOR: ages 6+

PRICE: $20pp

BLURB:  Join Little Wing Puppets for an introduction to the artform of shadow puppetry! Explore this hands-on storytelling medium and build a character from your own imagination. Expert guidance will help participants realise their designs, and cut and craft their own individual puppets. Students will then work together in small groups to write their own shows. With an experienced shadow puppeteer to a reveal a few tricks of the trade, students will have the opportunity to perform their shows to the group on a real shadow puppet screen.
Students will leave the workshop with their own shadow puppet, and the skills to develop their own shows.

All materials provided