Empire Youth Arts

In line with direction from the Australian Government we finished Term 1 via a virtual platform. We are all responsible for keeping each other safe and our young citizens are an active part of that process and it is important that at this time the connections we have built through training, discovering and creating together are not lost – we are a community no matter the circumstances.

For Term Two, we will run an online session during usual class time to check-in and talk about mental health and to work through a series of activities in line with our training for this term.

Please be assured that we will continue to monitor government recommendations and as soon as we are able to we shall return to training as usual. 

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.

IMPACT Ensemble

About IMPACT Ensemble

IMPACT Ensemble 2020

Too often, young people are underestimated as a vital part of our changing world. Now in its tenth year, the IMPACT Ensemble continues to challenge assumptions and places youth voice in the spotlight. For the first time, thanks to Western Downs Regional Council, the IMPACT Ensemble program is coming to Dalby!

The Empire Youth Arts Dalby IMPACT Ensemble is a performance-making program which offer young people a variety of professional performance experiences. The aim of the ensemble is to create a work that speaks effectively with the voice of young people, by young people and for young people. Entry is based on audition, and the Dalby Ensemble (Ages 12-18) will work across the year to rehearse a performance piece for audiences in Dalby in November. For all details, dates and forms download your audition pack here.

 Senior IMPACT Ensemble (Toowoomba) audition pack will be available soon!

Junior Performance – Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 June, 2020 | Senior Performance – Friday 16 - Saturday 17 October, 2020 | Dalby Performance – Friday 6 - Saturday 7 November, 2020.

For more information please contact the Youth Arts Director on 07 4698 9926 or email youtharts@empiretheatre.com.au

Past Productions

  • The [Redacted] New Clothes and other stories from the Apocalypse - Impact Senior (2019)
  • Where in the World is Frank Sparrow - Impact Junior (2019)
  • Of Myths & Monoliths - Impact Senior (2018)
  • 10 George Street - Impact Junior (2018)
  • {Cross My Heart} - Impact Senior (2017)
  • Child(ish) - Impact Junior (2017)
  • C H A L K (2016)
  • Titus Was Here (2015)
  • Talking to Brickwalls (remounting 2015) 
  • Talking to Brickwalls (2014)
  • The Seedling Project (2013) 
  • Slut by Patricia Cornelius (2013)
  • 10 down, 6 across (2012)
  • Blackrock by Nick Enright (2012)
  • TLK. TXT. SPK (2011)
Case Studies

To download case studies, click on the relevant title. 

Of Myths & Monliths

10 George Street

{Cross My heart}


Talking to Brickwalls 


The Labels Project