About Us


Academy was started in January 2014 (Previously named Acting Academy) as the youth section of Romiley Little Theatre. In 2016, Academy became independent of RLT but still remains in partnership, providing young members for the future of this well established community theatre group. Sessions are led by exceptional industry standard practitioners & we believe, the disciplines we've chosen have the best impact on our students movement, communication and teamwork skills and brings a special creative energy to our productions.


Opening Hours






Age 8-10                     6pm-7pm

Age 11-18                   7pm-8pm




Age 5-7                      6pm-7pm

Age 11-18                  7pm-8pm


Meet the Team


Adam Urey

(Founder & Co-Artistic Director)

Adam graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2011, has over 20 years experience in theatre & is a professional actor & director. As well as being the founder of Academy, he is also our head of Acting & Movement.

Email: adam@academyperformingartsschool.co.uk


Victoria Geary

(Head of Education & Careers)

Vic graduated from Salford University with First Class Honours in Media and Performance with a focus on physical theatre and devised work as well as theatre in education, particularly in working with young people with SEND. Vic is a qualified drama teacher and career consultant and has worked extensively with performing arts students from primary school to degree level.

Email: victoria@academyperformingartsschool.co.uk


Catherine Pugh

(Acting Coach)

Catherine trained at Hull University back in 2008. Since then Catherine has worked as a professional actor in theatre, film and radio. As well as her career as an actor, she also runs her own theatre company focusing on bringing professional theatre to the provinces. Catherine is passionate about giving young people the opportunity to gain confidence, friendship and open-minded thinking through performance and is thrilled to be collaborating with The Academy.

Email: catherine@academyperformingartsschool.co.uk


Partner Associates


Our partner by association is a community theatre company called Romiley Little Theatre. Our own founder Adam Urey started his first theatre explorations with them and both companies continue to support each other's theatrical ventures. Academy often collaborate with RLT on joint productions. The group is full of talent and consistently produce community theatre of the highest standard. When signing up to Academy, our members automatically become members of RLT. If you are an adult, looking to tread the boards, work in areas of stage management such as set building, lighting or sound or even just want to be involved with the community and their frequent social events, they are always looking for members.


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