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

  • Robert Lindsay stars in The Three Musketeers at The Blue Orange Theatre Birmingham online

    The Three Musketeers starring Robert Lindsay

    The classic tale of The Three Musketeers is brought to you by the inconceivable, unimaginable and fantastical FoolHardy Theatre… a company with no theatrical training, no experience and no taste. What could possibly go wrong? Audio and animation are brought together in this swashbuckling adventure. Expect sword fights, deception and a right royal romance as […]

  • Little Women (8th-10th July)

    This timeless and captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested […]

  • 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 […]

  • Charles Dickens’ The Signalman (14th – 17th July 2021)

    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) […]

  • A Day in the Life (18th – 19th July)

    The Birmingham Theatre Company – A Day In The Life by Gill Adamson; Claire Bennett; Richard Constable; Kevin Grant A vicar loses his faith; a street worker considers her options; an astronaut makes an impassioned call home; and a moral mediator tends to a grisly situation. These short monologues from Birmingham writers explore life outside […]

  • SOLD (20th – 21st July)

    Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock The Chains Collective Co presents – SOLD by Amantha Edmead “To be free is very sweet” SOLD is the story of Mary Prince and her journey to overcome the brutality of enslavement through the power of her indomitable spirit. Born into enslavement in the British Caribbean colony of Bermuda, Mary […]

  • Box of Frogs Improv Comedy (22nd July)

    Hop down to the Blue Orange Theatre to catch Birmingham’s Premier comedy improv troupe, Box of Frogs! The multi-talented and quick-witted Frog players bring you an evening of high-octane improvised fun. Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment, all based entirely on audience […]

  • Duplicity For Beginners (23rd – 24th July)

    Thirsty Theatre presents – Duplicity for Beginners by Ben Mills-Wood As one man prepares for a romantic weekend away with his lover, another attempts to surprise his wife in her hotel room… The only problem is that they’re meeting the same woman… Mistaken identities are revealed and hidden agendas uncovered as both men attempt to work out […]

  • The Neat Freak (24th July)

    The Moon House Theatre Company presents – The Neat Freak   “Arranging and rearranging my books from shortest to tallest, tallest to shortest, from ABC to 123 — try again seven times more — it just isn’t right, do it once more before all human life ceases to exist.” Meg is a normal person with […]

  • Romeo & Juliet The Confessions (26th-27th July)

    Inamoment Theatre presents – Romeo & Juliet: The Confessions by Frank Bramwell   Ever fundamentally wondered why, considered what might also have happened, or thought . . . what really did take place in Verona? This is the story of Romeo & Juliet, the play written by William Shakespeare – but not as told by him. These […]

  • For Those We Leave Behind (28th-30th July)

    TwoJens&Me Theatre Company – For Those We Leave Behind by Michael Harris and TwoJens&Me Theatre Company From the team who brought you the Award Winning ‘A Matter of Law – ‘For those we leave behind’ tackles the subject of Cancer.  Two women, Rose and Janet, meet on a Chemotherapy ward and instantly connect to each […]

  • The Dinosaur Show (4th-29th August 2021)

    WORLD PREMIERE IN SUMMER 2021 Join Hunter and Shelly as they step back 200 million years on their mission to rediscover the lost land of the dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Show brings a host of pre-historic creatures to life and the opportunity for you to see them up close, but beware there might be a T-Rex on the loose! Packed with fun, facts, laughter […]

  • 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 […]

  • Musical Theatre Course

    Grow your acting, singing and movement skills, in our new weekly musical theatre course, led by the team at Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre. Learn a variety of techniques across three disciplines, experiment with script and voice work and gain the feedback you need to elevate your musical theatre performances in a relaxed, fun and […]

  • The 39 Steps (9th – 18th September)

    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, […]

  • The Wicked Lady (28th September – 10th October)

    The Wicked Lady World Première September 2021 A spine-chilling theatrical experience Brace yourselves for the ghost story experience of the year. Flickering from within the tree-line, a single lamp burns in one upstairs window of an otherwise long-abandoned house. The chilling disappearance of a young child is what leads to Alice Beaumont being thrown into […]

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (22nd-31st October)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Hound of the Baskervilles Adapted from the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle Lord Baskerville is found dead. Mysterious footprints are found besides his body. His heir, Sir Henry is set to inherit the vast Baskerville fortune but with the legacy comes a deadly curse. A small cast bring this […]

  • Ragged Miser – The Crow Show

    Crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives: The corvid COVID antidote of a new show for a reopening world, bringing to life the mythology, natural history and folklore of some of the world’s most intelligent and mysterious birds. Award-winning storyteller Jason Buck brings a collection of ancient, traditional and original stories and poetry, with his unique […]

  • James and the Giant Peach (18th – 30th Dec 2021)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – James and the Giant Peach By Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood After his parents are eaten by an escaped rhinoceros during a trip to London, James Henry Trotter is sent to live with his two gruesome aunts, Spiker and Sponge. They beat James, force him to sleep on the […]