“I’m truly impressed with what Urban Young Actors is offering to students. They’re so fortunate to have both a safe space to work on their craft and take risks, but at the same time, gain exposure to the industry and insights into the life of a working actor. Everyone was full of enthusiasm, bold choices and determination. I can’t wait to see what they do next!”

“I gained so much confidence at Urban. It didn’t happen overnight but I gradually started to improve and enjoy myself by taking risks and acting silly. Having gained that confidence at UYA, I then succeeded in getting a place at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.”

“Urban are a lovely group to work with. They are attentive and responsive with some exciting emerging talent.”

“It’s really interesting now, as a musician, how something like acting and drama skills can correlate with something like music. I am really grateful for my time at Urban.”

“I came to Urban as a 13-year-old energetic and mischievous kid, not knowing anything about acting. Without Urban there is no way I would’ve even been able to make a dent in the industry.”

“Urban has really helped me to boost my confidence massively. It’s really helped me develop as a person as well as an actor.”

“Urban has honestly been one of the most important experiences of my life; the care and guidance I received there have helped me develop as a creative, and as a person. Every week I had so much fun, and learnt so much! Over the 7 years that I was there, I was involved in a variety of projects, from short films, to promenade theatre, to music videos! Each one was equally amazing. The Urban atmosphere is truly unmatched; I’ve met so many brilliant people, and made so many friendships because of the group. The opportunities I’ve had because of it has been so amazing, and opened my mind up to so many creative possibilities that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about! Urban has been, and always will be, my family, and I can’t recommend it enough.”

“Workshopping and performing at Urban has increased my confidence and depth as an actor, a performance-maker and as a person. Our sessions provided me with a real buzz and sense of belonging, and I could not imagine growing up without the refuge and freedom to play provided by Urban in my life. I have not only met collaborators who I continue to make work with there, but I have also made lifelong close friends. The Urban Tutors’ warm enthusiasm and passion are infectious, from being the ones who made me fall in love with all things performance, to years later still feeling the support from the Urban network – who continue to offer advice and support and forward on opportunities.”

“There are a whole host of reasons why I would recommend Urban Young Actors. Firstly, the willingness to help with finding exactly what you need for your production. Secondly, the quality of talent that they identify and nurture is of a superb level. And last but not least, they help with the process of recruiting and working with their young actors in a professional environment to an extremely helpful degree.”

“Urban Young Actors have provided my son with a wealth of amazing opportunities over the years. These range from learning and understanding drama techniques to performance opportunities (stage and film), through to auditions and call-backs. He has grown in confidence and maturity in his 5 years with the group. The sessions are the highlight of his week! This has been the perfect place for him to emerge as a young man and an actor.”

“As an Urban parent I have huge admiration for the group as it has helped my daughter gain some much needed confidence in herself. She has learnt many new skills and loves going. She has been attending Urban for 5 years now and thoroughly enjoys every session.”

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