Classes Overview

The course has helped me grow in confidence and be a better performer

It’s lots of fun! I met new people and really enjoyed it!

A chance to act in a lot of different styles, work in a team, develop confidence and have a lot of  fun in the process (feedback from Blue Orange Acting class)

  • Introduction to Acting Workshop

    If you’ve ever wanted to try Acting, our one-day Workshop is the perfect place to start!

    The Introduction to Acting Workshop offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in an enjoyable and supportive environment, providing the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like minded people, and more importantly, have fun!

  • Acting Level One (Wednesday Class)

    The introduction to acting course offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in an enjoyable and supportive environment. Each class provides the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and – more importantly – have fun! The classes are ideal for those with little or no acting experience, providing the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful and practical way while learning to be part of an ensemble.

  • Acting Level Two

    Course Requirements: Participants must have completed Acting Level 1 or equivalent. Please contact us if uncertain.

    Participants must be over 18 years of age. For those under 18, please see our youth theatre page.

  • Acting, Devising and Performance

    During term 1 the students will work together and form a performance group who, through a series of fun exercises and tasks, will devise a Christmas-themed showing that will be performed at the Blue Orange Theatre on Wednesday 2nd December. This will be done through a process of creative play, using a variety of stimulus.

    Terms 2 and 3 will see the students working towards a larger scale project that will be performed in the Blue Orange Theatre at the end of term 3.

  • Performance Combat Level One

    The European Certificate of Skilled Performance Combat is quickly becoming recognised as one of the most theatrically effective and historically accurate stage combat training schemes available. The ECSPC treats performance combat tuition like any other combat or martial art training by focusing on mechanics and techniques rather than just teaching a single extended fight routine “by-the-numbers” in the way that other organisations teach. Students are taught how to consistently perform combat actions both in isolation and as part of a performance fight, improve balance and coordination, learn the skills of acted aggression and gain an understanding of how to link actions and choreograph dramatic fight routines.

  • Improvisation

    Improvisation Class – Level 1 An 8 week improv course teaching the core skills of improvised comedy. Discover the joy, freedom and challenge of Improv. Learn to be more creative and more playful. Low-pressure, high-enjoyment classes in a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment. Complete beginners are welcome. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or […]

  • Youth Theatre

    Blue Orange Youth Theatre classes aim to provide an exciting, enjoyable and creative platform for local young people to learn skills in creating excellent quality theatre. The classes are divided into Juniors and Seniors who meet on Saturdays.

  • Acting Level One (Saturday Class)

    The introduction to acting course offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in an enjoyable and supportive environment. Each class provides the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and – more importantly – have fun! The classes are ideal for those with little or no acting experience, providing the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful and practical way while learning to be part of an ensemble.

  • Iyengar Yoga

    Julie Baker runs a weekly Iyengar Yoga class here at the Blue Orange Theatre. Iyengar Yoga is accessible to all. Regular practice will aid concentration, help quieten the mind and promote well being. An increase in strength, stamina and flexibility is guaranteed. Thursdays 6 – 7.15pm £10 drop in or £85 for 10 classes (concession rates available) […]

  • Youth Theatre: Tots Drama Group (3-6 year olds)

    Younger children constantly engage in imaginary play as part of their worlds. The Tots drama group aims to further enhance this through drama games, songs, dance, role play and ultimately having lots of fun! The classes aim to encourage children to feel good about themselves, listen and respond expressively, help speech development, increase confidence and […]

  • P.A.T.S. (Thursday 20th July / 7pm)

    BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 Yellow Collective presents ‘P.A.T.S.’ P.A.T.S. reflects on the universal sense of love and sex and the paradoxical and dualistic nature of memories going between reality and the doubting of remembered events. Revealing the human tendency to change and distort the past while at the same time recognizing this pattern in order to […]

  • The Marriage of Kim K (Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July)

    BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 Leoe & Hyde present ‘The Marriage of Kim K’ What do Mozart and Kim Kardashian share? Kim’s marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries began with a fairytale wedding. 72 days later a divorce was filed. This is just one of three failed marriages in an ambitious retelling of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. […]

  • Casting Q&A Session with Alison Solomon (Saturday 22nd July)

    BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 Casting director Alison Solomon runs a special Q&A session on everything acting related and beyond. Bring along your questions, hear everyone else’s, and get some sound advice. Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017 Time: 1pm- 3pm Tickets: £5. Alison is a freelance casting director based in the West and East Midlands casting for theatre, […]