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: 

Upcoming Workshops

Summer Holiday Workshops


The 18 Hour Play Project

When: 21-23 January, 10am-5pm each day

For: 10-15yrs

Price: $185 pp

Blurb: Across the three days students will work tirelessly with our Facilitators to generate a unique performance from the ground up. Learning the techniques of creative development, actor training and performance skill, participants will create a work that is truly inspired by them. A fantastic way to kick off the creative year, participants will have hands-on industry experience by tackling this time-tight challenge! 

Little Wing Puppets – Shadow Puppet workshop

WHEN: Saturday 18 January, 11.45am – 1.15pm

FOR: ages 6+

PRICE: $20pp

BLURB:  Join Little Wing Puppets for an introduction to the artform of shadow puppetry! Explore this hands-on storytelling medium and build a character from your own imagination. Expert guidance will help participants realise their designs, and cut and craft their own individual puppets. Students will then work together in small groups to write their own shows. With an experienced shadow puppeteer to a reveal a few tricks of the trade, students will have the opportunity to perform their shows to the group on a real shadow puppet screen.
Students will leave the workshop with their own shadow puppet, and the skills to develop their own shows.

All materials provided