Auditions and Opportunities


IMPACT Junior (Ages 10-14) presents “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?” by Angela Betzien, directed by Ari Palani.

Auditions are open for our 2019 Junior IMPACT Ensemble (Ages 10-14). For our third ever IMPACT Junior we are exploring even deeper into the training of young actors – their bodies and voices, and the technical skills it requires to deliver a gripping narrative onstage. Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? by renowned Australian playwright Angela Betzien, was originally commissioned by youth theatre specialists Graffiti Theatre Company in Ireland. It’s quirky graphic novel style weaves stark urban reality with the mythic underworld. Against this grim backdrop the young hero, Frank Sparrow, must endure dangers and trials, overcome weakness, find love and face death. A uniquely modern legend, Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? reinvents the hero’s journey for the 21st Century and propels its audience through the dangerous streets of Stab City and into the dark underworld of change and transformation.

This year the ensemble will rehearse and perform in the first half of the year, and will cost $375. Applications will need to be returned via email or in person by 5pm Monday 11th February 2019, with auditions being held February 14th and 16th. To book an audition time please email or call Empire Youth Arts on or 46989925.

Audition packs available here.


Homegrown Independents Program 2019

Homegrown is the Empire Theatre Projects Company’s Independents program encouraging the development and production of new and exciting works and allowing them space to be seen and presented. Independent producers are afforded expert advice and assistance to produce their event and the program is flexible and responsive to the individual needs of the producer.

Past Independent producers have gone on to show their work elsewhere and have their work be published. The program has allowed for experimentation, collaboration and creative freedom and has produced high quality results. This program is designed to provide access, develop community capacity, support local emerging artists and develop theatre audiences by introducing them to new and local adventurous work.
The program encourages applications from all disciplines including cross discipline work. We want to hear your idea and help you share it with the wider community. We are open to flexible presentation models but offer a standard structure as a starting point.

For more information please download the 2019 Homegrown application pack and the 2019 Application Form.

Applications are to be submitted via email to to the Box Office before COB Tuesday 29th January 2019.

For further information please contact Projects Manager Jeanette Wedmaier on (07) 4698 9925 or 0417 743 821 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.