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 Epic of Sigurd and Fafnir the Dragon

    Stories for grownups, told live and in person, for a modern audience. The story of Sigurd is over a thousand years old, and is one of gods, dragons, intrigue, adventure, magic, and murder. Drawn from Norse and Teutonic traditions, award winning storyteller Jason Buck brings to life the legend that inspired Tolkien and Wagner (amongst […]

  • The Chinese Labour Corps (1st – 5th February)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – The Chinese Labour Corps Original script by Ian Henery adapted by Emma Cooper   ‘They came to help. They stayed to die.’ One of the least known stories of the First World War. The moving and surprising story of the Chinese Labour Corps, who volunteered to travel thousands of miles […]

  • The Hogmoor Troll (30th April)

    Do you know the secret of The Hogmoor Troll? The Hogmoor Troll is a magical new children’s production full of music, magic and wonder. Escaping the perils of a hungry Roman soldier hunting for his supper, The Hogmoor Troll hides under an unassuming bridge built from reclaimed materials found in the forest. Safe for a […]

  • The History of the Great American Songbook

    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’. […]

  • Birmingham Fest (15th – 31st July)

    Birmingham Fest is back for 2022. Applications will open soon. www.birminghamfest.co.uk  

  • 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) […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 and foes, […]

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