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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Around the World in 80 Days (9th – 10th July)

    Blue Orange Devising and Performance Class presents: Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. A small cast play more than fifty unforgettable characters […]

  • Victoria’s Diaries (14th July)

    Tell Tale presents ‘Victoria’s Diaries’ “It is worth being shot at to discover how much one is loved” Queen Victoria A special preview performance of Tell Tale’s new play to mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria. Hear her life story from summer holidays as a child and her loving marriage to Albert […]

  • UpDownSizing (16th July)

    Ginny Davis Productions presents ‘UpDownSizing’ A new one-woman comedy about the chaos of modern family life from previous Best Original Piece writer/performer, Ginny Davis. The kids have flown the nest so time to downsize. Mum’s packing. Husband is under her feet and it’s starting to rain. “Eminently entertaining. A wonderful confidence and natural gift for […]

  • Frankenstein (17th – 20th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused. As he makes his way through civilization, the Creature experiences the beauty of sunlight, the […]

  • He’d Murder Me (17th – 18th July)

    Baby Grace Theatre Company presents ‘He’d Murder Me’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 1977. The North is in the grip of the Yorkshire Ripper’s reign of terror.   What is the identity of the murderer striking terror into the hearts of the community? Against the backdrop of suspicion and fear, […]

  • Go Japesh*t (20th July)

      Thespianage Productions presents ‘Go Japesh*t’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Short-form improvised comedy with a twist! During ‘Japesh*t rounds’ the audience has the power to throw the players a real curveball. ENFORCE random accents, BRING IN a physical quirk, MAKE a celebrity appear! It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s a little bit tongue […]

  • Not Just William (21st July)

    Tell Tale presents ‘Not Just William’ “Stories are everywhere, William – you just need to know where to find them” Times are hard for the Shakespeare family. Young William is not having the happiest of birthdays until a simple errand sends him on an enchanted journey through a haunted forest and a magical graveyard where […]

  • A Matter of Law (25th – 27th July)

      Two Jens & Me Theatre Company presents ‘A Matter of Law’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Male domestic abuse is not something that people often talk about however ‘A Matter of Law’ faces it head on.  Two Jens & Me Theatre Company are proud to present this exciting and challenging drama. The […]

  • Skin In The Game (25th – 28th July)

    JIH in association with Greenwich Theatre presents ‘Skin In The Game’   “He’s gonna get caught soon you know. So soon. Someone’s gonna say something. Someone’s gonna stop being scared of him.” Nechells, Summer, 2019. The family flat isn’t selling. Dad’s been moved into a care home that needs paying for. Three estranged siblings meet […]

  • The Winter’s Tale Revisited (28th July)

      The Willmore Singers presents ‘The Winter’s Tale Revisited’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   This one hour adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale focuses exclusively on jealousy as a stark background for acts of domestic violence. Set in 2019 in the world of organised crime, where Leontes dominates through fear and entitlement, his […]

  • We’ll Be In Touch (28th July)

    Joanna Gay presents ‘We’ll Be In Touch’ Part of Birmingham Fest 2019 Mickey and Spud have lived next door to each other most of their lives, they have no money, no job and no other friends to speak of but what they do have is a friendship like no other. Fed up with always feeling […]

  • Jack the Ripper: The Victims (24th October – 2nd November)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Jack the Ripper: The Victims 1888 Whitechapel, London… Five women brutally murdered… This is their story. 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 […]

  • Yoga

    New Yoga Classes at the Blue Orange Theatre

  • Aladdin (4th – 8th December)

    MAMT in association with Experience Theatre presents ‘Aladdin’ Affordable, family panto is FLYING into Birmingham this Christmas! Join Aladdin as he embarks on the adventure of his life, discovers the magic of the lamp and falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmin. Boo and hiss the evil Abanazar, before you sing, dance and laugh […]

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine (21st – 29th December)

    Blue Orange Arts presents Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either […]