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


Kate Mitchell

(Co-Artistic Director)

Kate graduated from Staffordshire University in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in Drama, Performance and Theatre Arts. Kate is a trained actor and vocalist and runs her own theatre company. As well as being Co-Artistic Director of Academy, Kate is also our Head of Devised Theatre & Acting Tutor.

Email: kate@academyperformingartsschool.co.uk


Charlie Mortimer

(Co-Artistic Director)

Charlie graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 2002 with a BA(Hons) in Theatre and Edge Hill Uni in 2019 with an MA in Making performance.  Her theatrical career expands over 20 years as professional director, performer, producer and facilitator.  Her work has included working with new writing/writers, classical text adaptation, site-specific performance, physical theatre, clowning techniques and devising.

Email: charlie@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.


Click on the link below, to visit their website: