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About | Theatre Orchard

Illuminating People and Places through Live Arts


We are passionate about promoting live performance. We love North Somerset’s amazing array of indoor and outdoor spaces. Stages that may be small or large, enclosed or without walls – unique places to perform, that have something for everyone.

Connecting with people and places, we present a diverse range of work including a thriving, programme of engagement activities with established groups – drama sessions at ‘Theatre Lounge’ & ‘Young Company’ and ‘Chapter 1’ creative writing – through to spectacular outdoor arts festivals and international performances for everyone in the community to enjoy.

Whether it’s ballet on the pier, circus on the streets, pint-sized shows in pubs, giant puppets in a quarry, theatre in an empty shop or dance in a cafe, Theatre Orchard enables diverse stories to be told in inspirational settings.


We also provide opportunities for local people to get stuck in. Why not volunteer with Theatre Orchard and help shape and deliver North Somerset’s performing arts programme? Or take part in a community project – find your voice, and share your skills with us.

Theatre Orchard partners with many individuals and companies on its journey to transform North Somerset into a region that is an increasingly dynamic, playful and stimulating place to live, work and visit. If you would like to know more, please get in touch at info@theatreorchard.org.uk and sign up to our regular newsletter HERE

Without Walls Touring Network Partnership

Theatre Orchard joins Without Walls, England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals.

Theatre Orchard is a partner in Without Walls working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more at www.withoutwalls.uk.com
Theatre Orchard is the only arts organisation in North Somerset and one of just two in the South West region to become a partner of the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.
“We are delighted to have Theatre Orchard join Without Walls. We know audiences will enjoy our world-class shows and feel they are part of something magical happening in North Somerset.”
Josephine Burns, Chair of Without Walls

Theatre Orchard’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

At Theatre Orchard we are committed to the safe welfare of children and young people in all the work we do. Our dedicated team are trained in the latest safeguarding and child protection policies, to ensure that every experience we offer children as part of our creative programme of events, outreach and engagement, upholds safe practice within safe places. You can contact us at info@theatreorchard.org.uk with any queries or concerns and for more information on the latest policies surrounding child safety, visit www.nspcc.org.uk

“The best day of my life!”

Feedback from schools’ big day out, part of weekend of wonders, weston-super-mare

“This was such a poignant event, which moved and meant so much to so many people in our local community. It was a real privilege for our students to collaborate with the Theatre Orchard and the Holly Noble Dance company in putting on this performance.”

sylvia lane, head of dance at university centre, weston, on pages of the sea

“It was so brilliant. It made me think about everything. Life, pain, hope, joy. It was great.”

audience feedback, sex workers opera (experimental experience) at tropicana

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