In 1981, theatre director Brigid Kitchin realised an opportunity to offer professional theatre workshops for young people in the Unley City area. Without hesitation, Unley Council supported Brigid’s dream with access to the 'Cottage' on Edmund Avenue and that is where the company resided for 31 years until, in 2012, the company relocated to its own theatre home….The Goodwood Institute.

Urban Myth Theatre Company has existed for 32 years to provide quality arts programs that offer young people and emerging artists a safe environment to develop their skills both artistic and personal. The company’s programs are staffed by appropriate professional artists ensuring excellence, relevance and inclusivity.

Urban Myth Theatre Company is an internationally recognised producer of high quality youth theatre.

The company is consistently praised through the press, by educators, by peers and by audiences for its superior work both creatively and with the young people of the membership. Urban Myth has travelled with shows and its workshop programs regionally, nationally and internationally and has won many awards throughout its history.

Active participants: 10,000+
Artists Employed: 5,000+ South Australian artists
Plays Produced: Over 150 (70% original Australian plays)
Audiences attending: 70,000+

The Urban Myth program welcomes:

Children and Young People (7 – 17yrs) who are looking for the excitement and fun of learning about and experiencing the performing arts. The Workshop Program.

Young artists (18+) as they begin their journey into an arts career. The Senior Ensemble.

Adults looking to discover or re-discover the performing arts. Adult and Community Workshops

Community Groups and Educators looking to utilise theatre and the arts as a platform for community development and learning. Education