Auditions and Opportunities

Children's Chorus Choir Auditions 

A Joint project with Empire Theatres and Opera Australia

In 2017, Opera Australia is returning to Toowoomba with their production of Mozart’s masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro. Young people will get the chance to sing with the Company as part of the Regional Children’s Chorus. The chorus will sing on stage in costume with a professional opera cast and see the inner workings of a main stage opera performance.

We are seeking boys and girls from the ages of 10-13 years to audition for the 24 spots available. Rehearsals will be held at the Empire Theatre and will occur over 7 weeks under the expert tuition of Cherie Vera. 

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 16 May at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. It will be a group audition and the Choral leader will take the auditionees through some exercises and activities to judge performance capability and musicality. Each auditionee should prepare 16 bars of a song and bring sheet music for the accompanist to play.

To audition please register online through our website at by Wednesday 10 May and select in which session you would prefer to audition. Times will be confirmed after registrations close as there will be a capacity for each session.

Any questions please contact Projects Manager Jeanette Wedmaier on 46989925 or

To download the audition information form, click here. 

To register for auditions, click here. 


Audition Applications open for Empire Youth Arts 2017 IMPACT Ensembles

Apply to be a part of our acclaimed IMPACT Ensembles - Senior Ensemble (Ages 14-20) & the new Junior Ensemble (Ages 10-13)

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.


Junior Ensemble (Ages 10-13) - $250 all inclusive fee.

Senior Ensemble (Ages 14-20) - $400 all inclusive fee. Payment plan available. 

Auditions close 5pm Wednesday 19th April 2017. 

For information on audition requirements and how to apply, click here.

If you have any further questions, to submit your application or book an audition time please contact Youth Arts Director Ari Palani

on 07 46 989926 or 


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.