About us

Urban Myth Theatre Company is an international award winning youth theatre company based in Adelaide South Australia.  Established in 1981, we have nurtured the talents and well-being of thousands of young people.

We invite all young people 7yrs to 27yrs into our safe and well-resourced theatre environment at The Goodwood Institute to work with professional theatre and arts workers.  Urban Myth's tutors have a passion to share their knowledge and experience with young people and understand that the arts assists with the development of young people as healthy and happy human beings. 

Our workshops and production programs are unique.  Our workshop groups have limited numbers to ensure that each and every participant has every opportunity to explore their individual talents and strengths.  

Urban Myth is consistently praised through the press, by educators, peers and by audiences for its superior work, both creatively and with the young people of the membership. And our young people PERFORM.   

We expose our young members to established texts, new plays and creative developments. We commission some of the countries most exciting playwrights and we produce classic texts that challenge and are relevant to our members. We explore theatrical forms and techniques and we inspire healthy work ethics through the joy of artistic endeavour.  Urban Myth is as courageous as the young people who choose to work with us. 

Urban Myth works with educators and community groups to service curriculum needs in support of students and teachers and to develop community programs utilising theatre and performance in a safe, non-threatening manner.  Our staff will work with you to develop programs that are meaningful, practical and that nurture a sense of success in the participant.

The past 32 years have seen:

Active participants: 10,000+
Artists Employed: 5,000+ South Australian artists
Plays Produced: Over 150 (70% original Australian plays)
Audiences attending: 50,000+

Urban Myth's new home at The Goodwood Institute is fast becoming celebrated as a destination for the arts, entertainment and for entertaining. We can house major productions, studio performances, rehearsals, forums, visual arts, music, functions and workshops.  Stop in and see us on Goodwood Road, grab a play to read from our bookshelf and enjoy the atmosphere of creativity.