The Funeral of Maggie Byrne

Urban’s Immersive Theatre Productions 2023

For our final stage productions this year we wanted to do something unique to anything we’ve done before! In September, we set out to create four original immersive plays that break the conventions of traditional theatre, smash through the fourth wall and take the audience on a journey.

Film starring Urban actors wins Royal Television Society Award

After a nail-biting evening on 24th November 2023 at The ICC, Birmingham, we’re delighted to announce that Childhood won in its category and came home with the prestigious award.

Expanding the UYA Agency in the Midlands

This year has been our best yet with our actors being seen by more casting directors and booking more professional roles than ever.

Scratch Slam 2023

The Scratch Slam is always our favourite part of the year! A combination of a scratch night and a monologue slam, our actors spend the weeks leading up to the competition preparing an eclectic mix of performances.

Urban Young Actors Theatre Festival 2022

Urban Theatre Festival

For our big stage production this year, all of our groups came together to tread the boards at Sue Townsend Theatre and deliver our Urban Theatre Festival 2023.

Ninety Days

Finding Home at Curve Theatre

Urban Young Actors lead from the front on all three productions of Curve’s brand-new series of plays that celebrate the Ugandan Asian community in Leicester.

Urban’s Red Carpet Premieres

This year we were finally able to share our latest short films with our members during two red carpet premieres. Held at the beautiful Regal Cinema in Melton, both days were so special, and it was wonderful to see all our members and their families come together to celebrate everything that went into this project.

That’s a Wrap!

At the end of November we completed our short film project, and what a month it was. Filming a short film every week over the course of four weekends, we knew that what we were attempting was ambitious, and the process wasn’t without its challenges.

On set for our latest films

The last few months at Urban have been spent planning and rehearsing for four short films. Now, somehow, we’re halfway through November with two of those films wrapped and two more to film this weekend and next!

Youth Theatre Now: Voices From The Sector

After the success of our lockdown film ‘Jess’, we were delighted to be invited by the National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT) to talk about our project in their ‘Voices From The Sector’ webinar.

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