OVER 16s

OVER 16s


We have two over 16s groups which run at our Quad Studios venue in Leicester City Centre.

AGE: 16-21 years
5pm GROUP: Thursday 5-7pm
7pm GROUP: Thursday 7-9pm
WHERE: Quad Studios, 78 Friday St, Leicester LE1 3BW

Our over 16s groups are for people aged 16-21 and we meet every week in Leicester City Centre at Quad Studios.

Many of our students go on to undertake actor training at drama school and find UYA to be the perfect place to develop their skills. Others become a member to build their confidence, learn new skills and get experience performing on stage or in front of a camera. Whatever your motivation, all we’re looking for is passion. Passion to imagine, to play, to be part of an ensemble. UYA has been the start of so many lifelong friendships with previous students going on to form theatre companies and work together in the industry, or taking the transferable skills they’ve learnt into completely different careers.

Most importantly, our workshops are fun and accessible to young people with all levels of experience.

“The experience I’ve gained from UYA has also allowed me to start pursuing a career in the acting industry and I could not be where I am now without them.”

– Grace Ford (East 15)

Many of our students have been accepted into the top drama schools in the UK including:

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Rose Bruford
  • East 15
  • The Oxford School of Drama
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Italia Conti
  • Arts Ed
  • LIPA

Take a look at some of our amazing alumni here.

I came to Urban not knowing anything about acting. Without Urban, there is no way I would’ve been able to make a dent in the industry.”

– Owen Warner (‘Romeo’ in Hollyoaks)

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