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

  • Tinder-Ella (10th – 14th December)

    The timeless tale of Cinderella…like you’ve never seen it before! Brace yourself* as adult panto comes to Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre for strictly one week only this December. Poor Tinders is navigating the perilous world of online dating, in search of her one true love. Will she meet her Prince Charming or will he be […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Acid Test (8th-11th January)

    This has been the worst day of my life. So can you please get drunk with me? Dana, Ruth and Jess down shots to console the heart-broken, to comfort the anxious and just pass the time. Kicked out from the family home Jess’s dad, Jim, invades the party with just as much recklessness as the […]

  • Now & Next: The New Works Festival (17th – 18th January)

    We’re harnessing the talent of local people in our search for new work to present on our stages, both here in Birmingham and beyond. This exciting opportunity for aspiring creatives gives them the chance to pitch their work to industry guests and producers at a public performance each January. Artistic Director, James Williams, says “We’re […]

  • Captain Breadbeard’s Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook (24th-25th January)

    The only fast-paced pun-tastic bready-brilliant absurd sketch comedy show about a sailor with a beard made of bread that you need to see! Have you taken the time to consider the dangers that people with floury facial fuzz encounter every day? If not, then you’re in luck… Captain Breadbeard will take you on a magical […]

  • Fat, Funny & Fearless (7th February)

    Mother, Blogger and self confessed cake addict Jessica Jones also known as @thefatfunnyone is performing her very first one woman show Fat, Funny & Fearless. Don’t miss the chance for a great night out to hear her talk about her journey with accepting and loving her plus size body, becoming a mother, owning her FAT and […]

  • In PurSUEt (10th – 15th February)

    Inspired by true events: a passionate Sue Perkins Superfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her adventures pursuing Sue. Fleabag meets Miranda in this fierce, heartfelt new LGBT comedy/drama. Follow our heroine’s impressive swagger skills, drinking habits and coping mechanisms in an age of social media, #MeToo and Brexit… In PurSUEt […]

  • Songs for a New World (20th-22nd February)

    Songs for a New World takes us on a vibrant, thrilling and moving journey through the life-changing moments that define us.  Jason Robert Brown’s unforgettable songs weave characters, locations and time periods together in one extraordinary evening… “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, […]

  • Murder, Margaret and Me (31st March-4th April)

    Agatha Christie is not happy. Miss Marple is about to be brought to life by Britain’s foremost comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford. The films are destined to become the most successful franchise of 1960’s British cinema. But Christie thinks Rutherford isn’t suitable to play her favourite character, and Margaret doesn’t want to sully her reputation with […]

  • A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) (7th April)

    It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them. Now Steph and Bell, a schoolgirl and barmaid, have to search for their missing friend, until the outside world starts infecting the theatre that stands around them… ​ Originally supported and […]

  • How to save a life (8th-11th April)

    Melissa wakes up after collapsing at her Cancer party…yes cancer party. And she can’t tell you if she’s dead or alive but she can tell you the story of her life. Join Melissa in this hilarious and heart wrenching story of one women, one party and a cancer diagnosis. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @GetTheChance4U ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @LondonTheatre1 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @elainec46302904 […]

  • Frozen (14th-18th April)

    Four days ago. Phone call from the police. They think they have some news for us. Can they come over? Following the murder of 10-year-old school girl Rhona, Frozen tells the story of her mother and kidnapper, in this award winning psychological thriller which first premiered 20 years ago at Birmingham REP before running in […]

  • The 39 Steps (23rd Apr – 2nd May)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The 39 Steps Adapted from the novel by John Buchan A cast of 4 deliver this hilarious adaptation of John Buchan’s ‘The 39 Steps’ FULL DESCRIPTION TO FOLLOW! Dates and time of show:  Thursday 23rd April at 7.45pm Friday 25th April at 7.45pm Saturday 26th April at 3.00pm and 7.45pm […]

  • Ben Van der Velde: Fablemaker (6th May)

    “A master of audience interaction.” Huffington Post Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with Ben as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again.  Continuing in the joyous tradition of fellow Geordie Ross Noble, this […]

  • SHINE (8th-9th May)

    Your daughter is missing. You are the only one who has not given up the search. You hear voices. They guide you. They also haunt you. Will you surrender to them? Or will you shine? Hippana Theatre invites you to the distant recesses of the mind to meet the stranger inside you. How much do […]

  • Sleeping Beauty (2nd-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 […]

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