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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Yoga

    New Yoga Classes at the Blue Orange Theatre

  • Acting for Stage & Screen Course

    Grow your performance craft, both on stage and screen, in our new weekly acting course, led by Artistic Director, James Williams. Learn a variety of acting techniques, used on and off camera, experiment with script and voice work and gain the feedback you need to elevate your acting skills in a relaxed, fun and welcoming […]

  • The Chinese Labour Corps – Workshop Presentation

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Chinese Labour Corps (workshop presentation)    ‘They came to help. They stayed to die. One of the least known stories of the First World War. The moving and surprising story of the Chinese Labour Corps, who volunteered to travel thousands of miles to help in a war they knew […]

  • Moulin Rouge (12A)

    We’re looking forward to welcoming YOU back to The Blue Orange as we bring our theatre experience to cinema! Our COVID-19 secure screenings allow you to book online, pre-order refreshments for arrival and enjoy the unforgettable magic of the big screen and cinema sound. Once inside you’ll notice that your safety and comfort are our […]

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (30th-31st October)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Hound of the Baskervilles Adapted from the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle Covid Performance – Due to the current Covid pandemic we are looking to present The Hound of the Baskervilles as a full cast story-telling production. This is in order to allow us to socially distance the actors. […]

  • Sleeping Beauty (24th November-13th December)

    Affordable, family panto from the same team as last year’s magical production of Aladdin. The wicked fairy Carabosse is mightily miffed when she and her naughty feline accomplice Spindleshanks don’t get an invite to the royal christening. Can the brave fairies save Princess Aurora from the sleeping spell and keep her safe for her dream […]

  • Birmingham's cheeky adult panto at The Blue Orange Theatre this year is Blow White

    Blow White: The Adult Panto (2nd – 12th December)

    Blow White: The Adult Panto The timeless tale of Snow White…like you’ve never seen it before! Brace yourself* as adult panto returns to Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre, after last year’s sell out TINDER-ELLA!, for a strictly limited run this December. Poor Blow White is navigating the perilous world of dating, in search of her one […]

  • The Wizard of Oz (19th – 30th December)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Wizard of Oz When a tornado sweeps Dorothy and her dog Toto into the Land of Oz, she discovers that her Kansas farmhouse has landed right on top of The Wicked Witch of the East! Dorothy learns about the wonderful Wizard of Oz who lives in the Emerald City […]

  • The 39 Steps (8th – 17th April)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The 39 Steps Adapted from the novel by John Buchan Part of the Blue Orange Theatre 10th year anniversary! A cast of 4 deliver this hilarious adaptation of John Buchan’s ‘The 39 Steps’ Expect over 150 zany characters, an onstage aerial dog fight, thrills and spills upon a speeding train, handcuffs, […]

  • Jane Eyre (14th – 17th July 2021)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Jane Eyre Adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. It is a story that continues to inspire and enthral over 150 years after its publication. Blue Orange Arts brings this timeless […]

  • Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly (14th – 17th July 2021)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Jack the Ripper: Mary Kelly August 1888, London sees the first of five brutal murders, the callous cruelty of which sends shock waves far and wide and etches the name of the most infamous serial killer into the minds of the public from that day until this. His identity still […]

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