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As part of Live & Local, we're running a range of professional and creative skills development workshops to support the careers of local artists.

Browse upcoming workshops below and register your interest by completing the Live & Local – Musicians call-out form. For more information on these workshops, please contact us on 131 872 or email us.


Live Production Masterclass Series - Empire Theatre

Take your musicianship to the next level. This August, we're hosting a free series of technical workshops at Empire Theatre to support the careers of young and emerging musicians in the Toowoomba Region.

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  • join experienced industry professionals for an exciting, hands-on program
  • gain technical and practical skills in live production, sound and lighting
  • learn the art of live production in the Region's premier performance space.

This masterclass series is open to young people aged 14–30 who live, work or study in the Toowoomba Region.

Places are strictly limited! To book your spot, please fill in the registration form.

Date: Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Place: Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre Precinct, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba

Learn techniques to light up the stage and enhance any gig. Industry experts will take you through the gear, the tips and tricks, and instruct you in how to use lighting to make any performance memorable and professional.

Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Place: Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre Precinct, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba 

Come along and learn the techniques to improve your sound and make an impact on your audience. Learn from industry professionals and have a go on specialist equipment to improve your technical ability. 

Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021
Time: 10am to 2pm
Place: Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre Precinct, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba 

Put what you have learned to the test by lighting and adjusting the sound of live musicians on stage. Get practical experience with the backup of industry specialists and improve the outcome of your next performance. 

These workshops are sponsored by The Empire Theatres, Toowoomba Regional Council, Youth Connect, and the Regional Youth Leaders.