The new location aims to represent the whole ethos of the academy and will help us to express both sides of the Urdang personality. This building is designed to represent our up-to-date and fresh position whilst we will still embrace our established traditional London credentials demonstrated in our history and our Old Finsbury Town Hall location.
Solange Urdang, MD
Urdang 2 is the new modern location, opened in 2014, to provide additional state-of-the-art training facilities for our talented students. Located a stone’s throw away from the Old Finsbury Town Hall in Islington, it has easy access to the tube and main bus routes.
This inspirational building is flooded with natural light and boasts bold graphics and industrial design touches. The premises provides purpose-built training facilities in an innovative and contemporary environment. Embracing the modern and fresh side of our personality, Urdang2 is a fierce statement in contrast to our historical roots at The Old Finsbury Town Hall.
The building has been specifically designed to create a devoted and inspiring training space for our students to fully express themselves. Internal details are carefully thought out with playful design touches and wonderful chill-out zones using concepts based on rhythm.
Located in Islington, less than a ten minute walk from the Old Finsbury Town Hall, with easy access to the tube and main bus routes, the building opened for the 2014/15 intake of students.
The Urdang Academy collaborated with Caulder Moore architects and designers to create the ideal environment for students. Ensuring every prerequisite is covered when shaping this innovative venue, the building includes all of the mod-cons as well as featuring distinctive stencilled phrases and aspirational quotes.
The modern aspect of the building is immediately displayed with an impressive glass front and industrial materials have also been used, influences by artists such as Keith Haring and past and present youth subcultures.
With the amalgamation of traditional and modern values, Urdang2 is a functional training facility and an inspiring environment for the Academy’s cutting edge training.
The Urdang Academy has an exciting partnership with Pullman Hotel London St Pancras – the ‘Shaw Theatre’. This collaboration provides students with the opportunity to act, sing and dance on the same West End stage that has graced the presence of stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Dame Flora Robson, Patricia Routledge and Michael Williams!
This partnership has also established the Pullman Scholarship, providing sponsorship to a student who demonstrates exemplary potential, with preference given to a student living in the London Borough of Camden.
We were so impressed with the talent produced by the Urdang Academy that we took great pleasure in establishing the scholarship. We also wanted to work together in order to enhance the experience that the students have by providing a real-life professional venue for the students to practice and perform in.
– Theatre Manager, Trish Washer
Find out more about our ‘Funding and Awards’ options.
About The Shaw Theatre
An asset of the Pullman Hotel, The Shaw Theatre is one of London’s famous West End Theatres, located with easy access to Euston and Kings Cross. A popular venue for theatregoers, the 500 seated auditorium and large stage is perfect to enable students to thrive in a professional theatre space.
Opportunities for Urdang students
Urdang students have preferential access to The Shaw Theatre for assessments, performances and classes.
The Shaw Theatre will also play host to the students’ college productions, graduate revues, and other smaller productions.
It will also provide opportunities for students throughout their training to perform at corporate and theatre events, cabaret nights, theatre productions and seasonal events such as Christmas Carol singing.
A perfect space for you.
We are very proud of our beautiful spaces and we would love to share their beauty with you.
Old Finsbury Town Hall: Studios & Facilities for Hire
As well as the stunning Great Hall and classic Council Chamber, the Old Finsbury Town Hall is equipped with 5 studios and a large singing room. In addition, it boasts an IT suite, café, treatment room, student common area, changing room facilities, staff room, large wardrobe and production facilities. As well as use for student training and performances, the impressive rooms are regularly used for community events, weddings, corporate and other uses such as evening dance and drama classes. Profits generated from events go towards the Urdang Academy’s Student Bursaries Scheme, supporting outstanding talent in The Performing Arts. Available for function and studio hire, the building has a range of rooms and studios suitable for a variety of activities.
- Great Hall – 22m x 12.8m
- Council Chamber – 14.3m x 8.5m
- Studio 2 – 12.2m x 12.2m
- Studio 3 – 12.8m x 6.1m
- Studio 4 – 12.5m x 6.1m
- Studio 5 – 6.4m x 8.2m
- Studio 6 – 8.8m x 12.5m
- Meeting Room – 6.4m x 5.2m
Every purpose built, functional studio is fully equipped with a piano/electric keyboard and PA sound system.
For studio hire and pricing information please contact our Studio Hire department on 0207 713 7710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP. T: 020 7713 7710
Urdang2: Studios & Facilities for Hire
Urdang2 is equipped with 9 studios, 6 private singing rooms and a lecture room. In addition it boasts a library, inspiring social spaces, a pastoral care room, staff room and changing room facilities.
The building has a range of studios available for hire, suitable for a variety of activities.
Every purpose built, functional studio is fully equipped with an electric keyboard and PA sound system.
All studios have natural light
- Studio A: 7.5m x6m
- Studio B: 10m x 6m
- Studio C: 10m x 6m
- Studio D: 10m x 4.6m
- Studio E: 9m x 7m
- Studio F: 8.8m x 5m
- Studio G: 8.8m x 7m
- Studio H: 10m x 4.5m
- Studio I: 7.5m x 5m
Private Singing Rooms
All acoustically treated and with keyboard. 3m x 1.8m
For more information, pricing and bookings contact our Studio Hire department on 0207 713 7710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Urdang2, 259 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7AH
Contact our Studio Hire department on 0207 713 7710 or email email@example.com