Empire Youth Arts

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.


 Learn more about our virtual classes conducted during Term 2 thanks to ABC Southern Queensland, below: 

Drama Workshops

Drama Workshops

WE’RE BACK! We are very excited to welcome students back into the theatre spaces for Term 4. Of course, there will be a few changes and we will be asking students to help by ensuring hygiene and safe distances are kept. You can request a full copy of our COVID safe plan if you wish but here are the highlights:

  • Classes will be held in the larger spaces of the Church or Armitage Centre so we can spread out.
  • Students must enroll in full before attending class, no walk ups will be allowed.
  • Any student displaying symptoms or feeling unwell should stay home. If they come to class, they will be separated from the group and a parent called.
  • Sanitizer will be available for student and teacher use.
  • Temperature checks on arrival may be implemented if recommended by authorities.
  • Activities that involve close contact or touch will be limited.
  • Extra cleaning of high contact surfaces will happen before and after class.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns on youtharts@empiretheatre.com.au. Enrolments are open now online. Please email if you have any trouble as our box office is operating under limited hours.

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. 

The Empire Youth Arts Team.

Thanks from the Empire Youth Arts team – Ari, Jeanette and Nicky.


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EMPIRE YOUTH ARTS CODE OF CONDUCT  Participants will endeavour to abide by the Empire Youth arts principals of quality, collaboration, professionalism and respect. Participants will engage in activities with a positive, inclusive and open mindset, with full understanding of the impact their behaviour and attitude has on the quality of the learning experience for all, and the work achieved. Participants and parent/guardians will be notified if they are in breach of the code, which may lead to exclusion from class. 



 

Toowoomba Classes

DRAMA STARTER (Grades 2-4)

Get a taste for what drama is all about with these fun, introductory classes. Learn about storytelling, performing and expressing yourself creatively with like-minded people.

Saturdays 9am to 10am 

$100 per term (8 weeks)
TERM 1 runs from Feb 8 – Mar 28

TERM 2 runs from May 2 – June 20

TERM 3 runs from July 25 - September 12

TERM 4 runs from Oct 17 - Dec 5


DRAMA ONE (Grades 5-7)

Have fun by learning core performance and creative skills while building your self-confidence and focus through exciting drama activities.

Saturdays 10am to 11.30am 
$150 per term (8 weeks)

TERM 1 runs from Feb 8 – Mar 28

TERM 2 runs from May 2 – June 20

TERM 3 runs from July 25 - September 12

TERM 4 runs from Oct 17 - Dec 5

 

DRAMA TWO (Grades 8 - 10)

Refine your growing drama and performance skills in a passionate and supportive environment and create original, devised and scripted outcomes

Wednesdays 4pm to 5.30pm
$150 per term (8 weeks)

TERM 1 runs from Feb 12 – Apr 1

TERM 2 runs from Apr 29 – June 17

TERM 3 runs from July 22 - September 9

TERM 4 runs from Oct 14 - Dec 2

 

DRAMA PLUS (Grade 11 - Young Adult)

Designed for students to gain a deeper understanding of their world through drama and performance. Suited to those that would like to advance their skills and opportunities in artistic development and performance, Drama Plus goes beyond curriculum learning and enhances the skills required to progress in the industry.

Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm 
$200 per term (8 weeks)

TERM 1 runs from Feb 12 – Apr 1

TERM 2 runs from Apr 29 – June 17

TERM 3 runs from July 22 - September 9

TERM 4 runs from Oct 14 - Dec 2

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Dalby Classes

DALBY EMPIRE YOUTH ARTS CLASSES 

Junior Class (ages 9-12)

3.30pm-4.30pm
Friday's during Term 4
$95 per term 

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The Dalby program is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund via Western Downs Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

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