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

  • Rent (30th June – 2nd July)

    Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, Rent the musical follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian […]

  • Birmingham Fest (15th – 31st July)

    Birmingham Fest is back for 2022. For more information please visit:    

  • The History of the Great American Songbook (14th -16th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The History of the Great American Songbook Featuring songs from George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin amongst many others. The History of the Great American Songbook is a musical journey through the important and influential American popular and jazz songs of the 20th century which became considered ‘standards’. […]

  • Charles Dickens’ The Signalman (15th – 16th July 2022)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Charles Dickens’ The Signalman When a traveller chances upon a solitary railway signalman he is drawn into a tale of ghostly premonitions, tragic occurrences and human solitude that echoes the contrasting Victorian feelings towards the nascent railway system. Beware the ringing of the signalman’s bell! Running Time: 40 minutes (approximately) […]

  • Average at Best (16th July)

    David Sims presents – Average at Best   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – It’s a Charity stand up hour It’s for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer ward It’s funny, One person thinks its funny At least the Raffle is good It’s full of Adult humour It’s Average at best! Come along and support a good cause! […]

  • Behind the Headlines (17th, 24th, 31st July)

    Behind the Headlines   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Have I Got News For You meets Saturday Night Live in the heart of Birmingham. Join us for this topical panel show where local comedians will perform sketches based on recent news stories. From the Birmingham Mail to The New York Times, all the latest scandals […]

  • What Happened to Algy and A Story of More Woe (17th – 19th July)

    That Birmingham Theatre Company with The Highbury Players present – What Happened to Algy and A Story of More Woe (a comedy double bill) by Ian Appleby and Richard Constable  Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Two new period comedies from exciting local writers! In Ian Appleby’s ‘What Happened to Algy’ Gwendolen and Cecily attempt to track […]

  • Sit With Me (18th – 20th July)

    Sit With Me by Amber Gollay   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – ‘Sit With Me ‘ is a one woman show, written & performed by Amber Gollay, in the style of La Ronde, which follows 4 separate characters of various statuses and professions as they meet up on a park bench and share interactions. They […]

  • Parky Players: Shake It Up (20th July)

    Parky Players presents – Shake It Up Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – A fiercely funny, no-holds-barred comedy about modern life living with Parkinson’s. When a local community group turn up for their weekly meeting, they are surprised to find themselves in the fantasy world of Snow White and the Seven Symptoms. Be prepared to expect […]

  • Blood Sweat and Vaginas (21st – 22nd July)

    Blood Sweat and Vaginas by Paula David Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Edinburgh preview performances. Carolann’s awakening is sudden and all consuming. Perpetuating the strong black woman myth is no longer possible. She stumbles out of her super woman bubble to discover a world of shifting desires, fluid sexuality, and music direct from her soul. […]

  • Four 2 Jump (21st – 23rd July)

    Two Jens & Me presents – Four2Jump By Michael Harris Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – A new black comedy looking at Suicide – Four people all decide to choose the same day and the same window ledge to commit their solo act of suicide.  None of them know each other, and all fully intend to […]

  • Confessions (23rd – 24th July)

    Gatehouse youth theatre presents – Confessions   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Confessions is a series of monologues and duologues that have been created by members of the Gatehouse Youth Theatre. The company have participated in creative writing and performance workshops based on the theme of ‘Confessions’. A contemporary piece that crosses all genres from tragedy to comedy and […]

  • Wheaton’s Law (25th – 27th July)

    Monkey Steps presents – Wheaton’s Law by Chad Smith and Michael Botham   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Meet Rod, Grant and Jake.  Three generations, living together, united by family bonds…and questionable internet use. Naked videos, office drinks, misjudged selfies and online dating. What could possibly go wrong? Wheaton’s Law is the story of family, of […]

  • The Caper Trail (28th/30th July)

    Thirsty Theatre presents – The Caper Trail By Ben Mills-Wood   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – The Caper Trail – a suave jewel thief is planning one last heist before his wedding but he doesn’t count on bumping into an obsessive compulsive security guard and an escaped convict looking for revenge…  This fast paced farcical […]

  • The Lost Children (29th – 30th July)

    The Birmingham History Theatre Company presents – The Lost Children   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – Birmingham 2022 Festival presents ‘The Lost Children’ generously supported by Birmingham City Council. An extraordinary story of our Commonwealth links.   Were the Middlemore Homes right to emigrate over 6000 children from Birmingham to Canada and Australia between the […]

  • Village Wooing by George Bernard Shaw (30th – 31st July)

    Shaw2020 presents – Village Wooing by George Bernard Shaw   Part of Birminghamfest 2022 – VILLAGE WOOING- A Comedietta for Two Voices– is an anti-romantic, battle of the sexes, comedy by Bernard Shaw.  2021 LPT ‘Standing Ovation award WINNER –  best ‘Rediscovery’  “Powerfully evokes a sense of the era” ★★★★★  London Pub Theatres OffFest award […]

  • Hexmoor’s Hollow (6th – 21st August)

    Hexmoor’s Hollow: The Secret Society of Witches & Wizards Can you keep a secret? Witches & Wizards, Assemble! WORLD PREMIERE 2022 This summer, Witches and Wizards of all ages are invited to meet at Hexmoor’s Hollow for the annual gathering of magical folk! Expect magic, dragons and fun for all the family. This world premiere […]

  • A Study in Scarlet (28th October – 5th Nov)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by James Nicholas   On returning to London after been invalided out of the army, little does Dr John Watson know that the simple act of renting a room in Baker Street would lead him into an underground world of crime, […]

  • Cinderella (22nd Nov – 10th Dec)

    Affordable, family panto is back in Birmingham this Christmas! Celebrate the 6th anniversary of our legendary festive fun with our MOST MAGICAL SHOW YET! From the same team as last year’s smash-hit production of Aladdin! Join Cinderella on the most exciting night of her life as she meets the magical Fairy Godmother and falls in […]

  • The Snow Queen (17th – 30th December 2022)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Snow Queen By Hans Christian Andersen adapted by Simon Ravenhill When Kay, a spirited young boy, is abducted by the icy Snow Queen, Gerda embarks on a fantastical journey to uncover the whereabouts of her most treasured friend.  Throughout her many perilous adventures, she discovers new friends, hazardous enchantment, […]