Uplifting Arts Experiences

Horses! Horses! 2020 tour

2020 shows at the Blakehay Theatre

Including ‘DANCE DYNAMIC WESTON: Mr & Mrs Clark ‘Louder is Not Always Clearer’

March 20th at 7.30pm

2020 shows at the Blakehay Theatre

Including ‘DANCE DYNAMIC WESTON: Dan Watson – ‘Venus’

April 3rd at 7.30pm


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.  Exceptional experiences that make North Somerset a great place to be.


This role is a senior Programme Lead whose responsibility includes the successful implementation of a new arts and cultural development initiative for WsM. Working strategically, you will nurture new partnerships to benefit the arts and cultural sector, working closely with North Somerset Council, local businesses, tourism agencies, the health, education and regeneration sectors. Through this role you will support the development of new large-scale collaborative projects in WsM and help raise the quality of the arts offer for local residents, students and visitors alike and help raise the profile of the arts and culture in WsM nationally and internationally.

For a full job description please click HERE. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, experiences and stories to apply for the post.

Latest news!

Click HERE to find out all about ‘Storyboat 700+’ an exciting, new heritage project celebrating the 700 year anniversary of St Peter’s Church, supported by Theatre Orchard’s Engagement programme.

Horses! Horses! Pub Play Tour 2020.

“The Pub is the Hub ladies and gents. It’s use it or lose it time.”


Critically-acclaimed touring pub play ‘Horses! Horses! is back by popular demand and cantering into local hostelries near you! So saddle up for an evening of great entertainment, brimming with live music and humour and flavoured with pub games, pints, crisps and karaoke…
More information HERE
Full tour dates HERE

‘Dance Dynamic Weston’

Shakespeare’s lovers, Swan Lake, hip-hop, holiday camps and more…a brand new season of spectacular international dance hitting Weston this Autumn, through to 2020. Whether you like your dance out at sea or over tea, there’s plenty to savour. Click HERE for full programme details and booking

‘Becoming Stories’ – a new major multi arts project by Theatre Orchard and Big Worle

We’re excited to join Big Worle on a year-long venture to showcase Worle and shine a light on the community! The ‘Becoming Stories’ project will draw out past and present tales from people and places and tell them through a creative programme of live arts, including drama, writing, poetry, dance, film, circus, music and song.

The wide range of activities designed to engage everyone, will culminate in the ‘Big Whirl Festival’ on Saturday 6 June 2020 which will place the community centre-stage in a day of performance and celebration.

For more information, click HERE


9 Million Nobodies – a co-devised work with Theatre Lounge and Made in Bristol

Click here to see a film of the collaboration

WHIRLIGIG! Save the Date!

Whirligig is back for 2020 on Saturday July 11th with another amazing line-up of outdoor arts – pop it in your diary now and pop along for some guaranteed whirling and twirling! Watch this space for details…

Thank you to all those who came along to ‘Whirligig!’ and made the Festival such a twirling success!

Here is a film created for us by Nick Sutton, which captures the day 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