Uplifting Arts Experiences

Theatre Shop new Autumn season now booking!

Including ‘Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale’

December 13th & 14th at 7.30pm

Theatre Shop new Autumn season now booking!

Including ‘Living Spit’s Swan Lake’

December 21st-29th at 2.30pm and 7pm

(Click button below for full time and date details) 

A Tropicana Special!

‘9 Million Nobodies’

Thursday December 5th at 1.30pm

Engage

Exciting opportunities for all

LATEST NEWS! Whirligig Festival wins National Award

Theatre Orchard is delighted to have scooped a major National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Award, which named ‘Whirligig!’ outdoor arts festival ‘Small Event of the Year’ 2019. We are thrilled with such a prestigious accolade and enjoyed receiving the Award at a gala evening ceremony at the stunning Pump Rooms in Bath. Click HERE for more information.

BE SURPRISED BY NORTH SOMERSET

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.

‘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

9 Million Nobodies

A play co-devised by Theatre Lounge and Made in Bristol.

Social isolation. Loneliness. This is the lived experience of 9 million people in the UK right here, right now…

Fast forward to a future world where technology reigns and the concept of community is hanging on a thread. This cross-generational group of actors present a dystopian future where human connection, like the natural world, is on the brink of extinction. Click HEREfor more information.

‘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 a ‘Becoming Stories’ Arts Festival in Spring 2020, which will place the community centre-stage in a day of performance and celebration.

 

As part of ‘Gnomus’ Caretaker of the Earth by Puppets With Guts, at Weston’s Old Town Quarry in September, Chapter One’s writing group worked with Andrew McCalden, ‘Gnomus’ writer and Bob Walton to create their own versions of the Vincent and Goram myth.

GNOMUS
Caretaker of the Earth
by Puppets With Guts

Lovable giant ‘Gnomus’ caretaker of earth, places and stories, enchanted hundreds of people at Weston’s Old Town Quarry with unforgettable tales exploring the heritage, history and myth of this remarkable place, during Heritage Open Days weekend.

Click HERE for a film that captures the moment.

Click HERE  for more images.

www.puppetswithguts.com

 

Theatre Orchard presents ‘Gnomus’ in Weston, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and Heritage Action Zone. Great Weston Heritage Action Zone aims to help unlock the economic potential of historic sites in Weston by encouraging local partners to make use of their resources in a creative and focussed way, to enhance local places and achieve sustainable growth.

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 SNAPSHOT OF RECENT WORK…

 

A technicolor glimpse of our

engagement activities in

Weston-super-Mare

“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