Uplifting Arts Experiences


Exciting opportunities for all


Theatre Orchard brings inspiring, professional live performance to indoor and outdoor settings in North Somerset. We deliver creative opportunities so that everyone can enjoy participating in the arts.  Every Life in North Somerset made extraordinary by live arts.


As life in lockdown continues, Theatre Orchard has opened up a world of new online activities and digital content. From Family Flashmobs and a Holidaying at Home arts project to poetry, theatre scratch nights, community events and a festival, there’s lots to keep you engaged, connected and creative! 

Check out our range of videos in the ‘Digital Content’ tab above, 
self-filmed by local artists and produced by film-maker Nick Sutton to bring you snapshots of activities and creative ideas to try at home and designed to keep your spirits up.

If you didn’t catch our Big Whirl online festival, the culmination of community engagement at Big Worle, you can see it under ‘Community Project – Big Whirl’ on the ‘Digital Content’ tab 

Check in to our ‘Digital Content’ tab and our social media platforms on Tuesday 7 and 14 July, when we will be releasing the beautiful stories of ‘Owl at Home’ by Theatr Iolo, especially for the younger members of our community

Also check out our online Speakeasy event on 16 July, 7:30pm, with Bob Walton as host. Beth Calverley will be our guest poet. Find out more on Facebook Event

And, for those of us not yet fully able to enjoy the lifting of lockdown, we introduce Creative Ease, a weekly, friendly online get together with gentle movement and drama for North Somerset residents, aged 18+, from the comfort of your own home. To register, email engage@theatreorchard.org.uk


‘‘Storyboat 700+’ an exciting, new heritage project planned to celebrate the 700 year anniversary of St Peter’s Church, supported by Theatre Orchard’s Engagement programme, has been postponed until 2021. Watch this space for updates.


This year’s Festival in July has been postponed. We will be back on the streets in 2021 with a bigger and better extravaganza than ever! Watch this space for updates.

In the meantime, you can enjoy highlights of Whirligig 2019 in this film created for us by Nick Sutton, which captures the flavour of the event perfectly.


A technicolor glimpse of our

engagement activities in


“We take very seriously our development role within the arts and cultural sector: it is part of our job to nurture and support emerging artists and organisations and we are committed to the development of artforms within this. Theatre Orchard’s work is a really strong example of where small amounts of investment can have a big impact on the local communities and we look forward to seeing their continued legacy.”

Phil Gibby Area Director, Arts Council England