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
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 Class Level 2 An 8 weeks course, suitable for anyone who has done the Beginners’ class, anyone who has done a bit of Improv and wants to get better, and anyone who had done a lot of Improv but still wants to work on the fundamentals. The course will go more deeply into the […]
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.
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 […]
1918 Local News (13th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.
Tell-Tale Presents 1918 Local News Glimpse the lives of those who lived through the Great War as letters, reminiscences and newspaper articles of 100 years ago to the day are brought to life. “The laughter was tempered by a deeper understanding of real experiences… in fact the show was a masterclass – the reading of […]
Birmingham Fest 2018 (12th July – 29th July)
“Birmingham Fest” 2018 is coming soon! Bringing together a fantastic selection of the performing arts, Birmingham’s annual theatre festival returns for its sixth year. Every year dozens of artists and companies present a variety of shows over a two and a half week period. Pieces are presented from all over the UK and sometimes further […]