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

  • The Witching Hour (23rd – 26th May)

    Returning to Birmingham for ONE WEEK ONLY before its National Tour and London run She died. Her curse lives on. Do you dare join us for the most terrifying tale yet? Book now for the best seats and prices. Due to popular demand, the national tour of James Williams’ critically acclaimed ghost play launches at […]

  • Oh! What a Lovely War (6th June)

    Joan Littlewood’s pioneering musical, brings to life the folly, farce and tragedy of the First World War.  Told through the eyes of the ‘ordinary soldier’ Oh! What A Lovely War is a hilarious, heart-breaking snapshot of the life of those caught in the crossfire of conflict. Thursday 6th June – 7pm (Doors open from 6pm) Ticket […]

  • Can’t Stop Carrying On (10th – 11th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Can’t Stop Carrying On As Part of Birmingham Fest A new play about one man’s desire to carry on making Carry On films. “Certain sections of the press seem to have sore misgivings about my plans. I told them to put some talcum powder on them. It’s time to Carry […]

  • Charles Dickens: The Hanged Man’s Bride (10th – 14th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Charles Dickens: The Hanged Man’s Bride As Part of Birmingham Fest “She comes towards me on the floor; always approaching; never coming nearer; always visible as if by moonlight whether the moon shines or not”. A writer struggling to reignite his creative vision. A real life crime. And a visit […]

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (12th – 13th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue As Part of Birmingham Fest The original detective story. Two women are found brutally murdered in their Parisian home in the Rue Morgue – one body, virtually decapitated, the other thrust head downwards up a chimney. The Police, baffled by the […]

  • M. R. James: Whistle and I’ll Come to You (12th – 14th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – M. R. James: Whistle and I’ll Come to You As Part of Birmingham Fest “Who is this who is coming?” When the rational and sceptical scholar Professor Parkins takes a trip from home, he stumbles upon a mysterious whistle. Unaware of the eerie history attached to this seemingly innocuous object, […]

  • Box of Frogs (14th July)

    BOX OF FROGS – Birmingham’s Premier improv troupe Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – “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 are returning to their old haunt to bring you an evening of high-octane improvised fun.  Expect the unexpected […]

  • Another Day in the Life (15th-16th July)

    That Birmingham Theatre Company presents – Another Day in the Life Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Following on from the success of their 2021 show, A Day in the Life, That Birmingham Theatre Company presents a follow-up: four new pieces based on people with unusual occupations. Two nurses discuss life in the First World […]

  • The Unravelling (15th – 16th July)

    The Rekindled Ensemble presents – The Unravelling Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Shame. Loss. Destruction.  Amidst the tumult of World War One, an isolated English village is home to William, who’s already losing. Losing his marriage, his humanity, and his mind. We watch as he desperately tries to survive. Subjected the unhinged whims of […]

  • Ms Olini & The The Three Bears – The Quest for the Holy Grail of Dildos (19th -20th July 2024)

    TwoJens&Me Theatre Company presents – Ms Olini & The Three Bears – The Quest for the Holy Grail of Dildos. As Part of Birmingham Fest An Adult Panto.   Ms Olini has polished off her third husband and realises that no man alive is enough for her, with the help of her three best friends, […]

  • Shaken Not Stirred (20th July)

    Parky Players presents – Shaken Not Stirred Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – A cocktail of fast-moving, irreverent comedy and music, with a sprinkling of Bond on top (just where he likes it), you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even learn something. 00-Agents, film enthusiasts and blue badge holders welcome. “We’ll be expecting you!” The […]

  • Can I Play With You and The Experiment (21st July)

    Tread Boards Theatre presents – Can I Play With You and The Experiment Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – We are excited to bring you a double showcase of youth theatre, created by our young people and written by our director. ‘Can I Play With You?’ explores the feelings of loneliness and being left out […]

  • Re-Turn (21st July)

    Vivi Bayliss and Ella Godfrey presents – Re-Turn Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Re-Turn is a wistful dance theatre piece which celebrates the beauty of failure. Amelia is a loser. Or at least, that’s how she sees herself. Ten years ago, she was on track to fulfil all her dreams, gain entry to an […]

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (25th – 27th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles As Part of Birmingham Fest Lord Baskerville is found dead with mysterious footprints besides his body. His heir, Sir Henry is set to inherit the vast Baskerville fortune but with the legacy comes a deadly curse. “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of […]

  • D.H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer (25th -27th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – D.H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer As Part of Birmingham Fest Power, Passion and Peril! Set against a militaristic backdrop, a young officer’s attraction to his orderly escalates from professional to personal, allowing a power dynamic to take hold, ultimately leading to a tormented relationship and a disturbing abuse of authority. […]

  • Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol (13th – 24th December)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly and wealthy man, is well-known for his miserly ways and unkind spirit. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who is eager for Scrooge not to share his miserable and eternal […]

  • Little Red Riding Hood (26th Dec – 5th Jan)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood’s Parents, for a little peace and quiet, send their talkative daughter on an errand to take some goodies to her ailing grandmother. On her journey through the woods – on top of her encounters with the Big Bad Wolf – she bumps […]

  • iHands: A Life Less Lived – New Comedy Series

    iHands is a brand new comedy series available FREE on YouTube. In the first season, Izzy directs hapless actor, Richard Bridgerton, in the brand new play, A Life Less Lived. With exclusive access from page to stage – over 9 episodes – Izzy delivers (in his humble opinion) a master class in theatre production. To […]

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