Urban Astronaut

My nine-year-old daughter was completely taken in by your performance. I could tell her about what’s going on with the planet again and again and it would just go over her head. What you’ve just done there, will stay with her forever.

Urban Astronaut

Beautiful, moving

Urban Astronaut

Urban Astronaut takes us gracefully to a disparate future

Urban Astronaut



The future. Earth is uninhabitable, destroyed by environmental pollution. But could this devastation be prevented?  

Suspended on a gravity defying flying machine, the Urban Astronaut travels through towns and cities to provide a glimpse of a not-so dystopian future. On his journey he meets a girl who provides the one thing the Astronaut has lost… hope.

Now in it’s 8th year touring, the renowned Highly Sprung’s Urban Astronaut exposes problems around air pollution, now at a crisis point.  Combining genre-defying aerial theatre with dynamic choreography and stunning design to tell a compelling story. Once again bringing audiences a global issue and inspiring them to make a change.  


Key Stages 4 and 5 can now explore this production in the classroom through Ready Box Set Go, our series of schools packages  – new for 2021!  This ‘box set’ builds valuable skills for GCSE and A-Level devising projects, with strcutured schemes of work that give insight into the Highly Sprung devising process.  Learn more here. 

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Tour dates 2022: 


Takeover Festival, Goole
Sat 21st May


The Future Starts Here, Grimsby
Sat 28th May 


The Full Shebang, Mansfield
Sat 3rd September


Theatre Orchard, Somerset
Sat 10th September




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