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.


After a long break due to Covid we are extremely please to announce that the youth theatre will be returning on the 19th September.

Safety Guidelines 

We will comply with whatever the current government advice is at the time of the classes but our present plan is:

  • Limited class sizes (No more than 10 children per class)
  • Parents will have to drop off and wait outside to collect children.
  • Hand sanitiser will be on reception and in the class room. Everyone must sanitise when entering the building and the room.
  • A minimum of 1m distancing will be maintained at all times.
  • We will confirm mask policy when term starts based on government advice.
  • We will be working towards a Covid safe presentation at the end of term for friends and family.

Due to limited number please rsvp for a place, as we won’t be able to accept additional children after the maximum size has been reached.

If you are able to pay in advance that would be extremely helpful to reduce people waiting at the first class.

Special Discount

As we are aware of peoples difficulties financially we are offering a discount on our prices.

Instead of £70 (£45 for subsequent children) we will be charging everyone the early bird price of £60 (£40 for subsequent children).


Please note, if anyone in your family is suffering or have any symptoms please let us know and do not come to class.



About the Classes

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 three groups; Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Classes take place on a Saturdays.

New Members

New members are welcome throughout the term. If the term has already started just drop us a message or come along on Saturday

Our current age groups are:

Tots – (ages 3-6): 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Juniors – (ages 7-9): 9.30am – 11.00am

Intermediates – (ages 10-13): 11.15am – 12.45pm

Seniors – (ages 14-18): 1.00pm – 2.30pm



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What you will do (amongst other many, many other things)

Learn basic drama skills

Build teamwork and confidence

Develop vocal and physical technique

Learn how to create original theatre

Learn how to devise, improvise and write scripts

Put on a presentation to friends and family twice yearly

Seniors most years also have the opportunity to make a short film

Dates for 2019/2020

Term 1:
Saturday 19th September to Saturday 5th December 2020
Half term: Saturday 24th October 2020 and Saturday 31st November 2020  (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Term 2:
Saturday 9th January to Saturday 27th March 2021
Half term: Saturday 13th February 2021 and Saturday 20th February 2021 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Term 3:
Saturday 24th April to Saturday 10th July 2021
Half term: Saturday 29th May 2021 and Saturday 5th June 2021 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)


  • £70 a term per child
  • £45 a term for each subsequent child (can be used on any youth theatre age group)

Early Bird tickets (£60 – £40 for each subsequent child) are available online now!

Click below to pay and download a booking form.


We always allow a child to try a class without commitment. Please contact us for details.

How to Join:

  • Pick the time for the relevant class.
  • Select ‘First Child’ ticket.
  • If you have additional Children please select ‘Additional Child’ for each. Note. They do not have to be in the same class.
  • Return the application form by email or drop it in when you come in.

‘Call Me’ A film made in 2018 featuring members of the Seniors group.

Tutors – Blue Orange Youth Theatre tutors are CRB/DBS checked and are trained and experienced professionals.

Simon Ravenhill

Simon has run the Blue Orange Youth Theatre since 2014. He has been directing professionally for about fifteen years including tours, theatre in education to eight shows at the Blue Orange Theatre.



image1Janaya Alcock

Janaya has been acting from a very young age, gaining stage and screen credits from as young as eleven. Janaya moved to Birmingham from Liverpool in 2001. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and English in 2004.

Following this Janaya took on different career paths, including teaching, before entering into TIE working with Loudmouth Theatre Company for five years. During this time Janaya travelled the country performing and delivering workshops for young people and adults.

Janaya has also worked in a freelance capacity as a facilitator, workshop leader and drama coach. Her passion for working with children and especially early years groups, stems from her own two sons. She says that she is constantly in ‘CBeebies’ mode at home with her boys

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 develop social interaction.