Auditions and Opportunities



ARTLANDS – Toowoomba Hub committee is calling for applications for artistic content that can be delivered on site at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba during the conference dates of 1-3 September 2021.


Artists and artisans from all artforms (including but not limited to) performance art, visual arts, music, filmmaking, writing, craft, skilled trades and First Nations disciplines are invited to apply.


The program aim is for creative, unique, relevant and interactive projects to engage the participants and community during the conference.  The program is non-acquisitive.

For full details download the information here and to apply fill out the application form here. 




Registrations are now open for the Empire Theatres newest choir project – Sing On.

Sing On will challenge local classical singers with interesting repertoire and provide the performance opportunities that were so lacking in 2020. Sing On will develop across the year over 3 ‘rounds’ of rehearsals. Each round will have its own Vocal Leader and a performance outcome and culminate in a concert at the Empire Theatre in October in association with the Toowoomba Philharmonic Society, featuring elements from all three rounds. Participants can sign up for just one round, two, or all three!

Round one has been successfully completed but you can still sign up for rounds 2 and three!

Round #1 Vocal Leader – Cherie Vera

Dates: 18 May- 22 June Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30pm

Performance: 26/27 June Opera at Jimbour 

Round #2 Vocal Leader – Calista Walters

Dates: 27 July-31 Aug Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30pm

Performance: 1 Sept Armitage Centre Courtyard

Round #3 Vocal Leader – Shaun Brown

Dates: 16 Sept-14 Oct Thursday evenings 6.30-9.30pm

Final rehearsals with all participants: 21-23 Oct

Performance at the Armitage Centre: 23 Oct and 24 Oct

Registrations are open to anyone over the age of 16 no matter the skill level or experience and no audition is necessary. However, if you would like to be considered for a solo part in one of the rounds, you will need to attach a video audition of classical repertoire (2-3mins).

To register, fill out this form by Friday 23 July to be included in Round 2.

Questions or enquires can be directed to Jeanette Wedmaier at Empire Theatres or 46989925.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

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2021 Youth Bursary Program

Applications for the 2021 Youth Bursary round are now open. Applications close Friday August 6. 

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel of the Foundation's Trustee's around mid-October with Bursaries to be awarded to successful applicants in late October/November. 

For more information, visit the Youth Bursary page. 

Every year, the Empire Theatre has several opportunities for local singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels. In addition to the highly anticipated Empire Theatres musical and Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Ensemble production, the Empire Theatre has collaborated with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, Expressions Dance Company and more to provide unique performance opportunities on the Empire stage and beyond.  Find out more about our major productions and projects.