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.

September Term now available for Booking.

Safety Guidelines 

We will comply with whatever the current government advice is at the time of the classes, information will follow closer to the time of the 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): 9.30am – 10.30pm

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

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

Seniors – (ages 14-18): 11.15am – 12.45pm



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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 2021/2022
Term 3:
Saturday 30th April to Saturday 16th July 2022
Half term: Saturday 28th May 2022 and Saturday 4th June 2022 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Dates for 2022/2023
Term 1:
Saturday 17th September to Saturday 3rd December 2022
Half term: Saturday 22rd and Saturday 29th October 2022 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Term 2:
Saturday 7th January to Saturday 25th March 2023
Half term: Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th February 2023 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)
Term 3:
Saturday 22nd April to Saturday 8th July 2023
Half term: Saturday 27th May and Saturday 43rd June 2023 (NO YOUTH THEATRE)



Due to the current financial conditions we have decided for the time being to continue to discount our prices. Current prices are:

  • £60 a term per child
  • £40 a term for each subsequent child (can be used on any youth theatre age group)

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.