Weston-super-Mare

Theatre Orchard’s work spans indoor and outdoor spaces in Weston-super-Mare, and venues have included Weston Museum, Old Town Quarry, Italian Gardens, the beach and ‘Tropicana’, the iconic venue for Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’.

Theatre Orchard also brings its ‘Engage’ programme of activity to a wide range of communities within Weston, enabling people to take part in a multitude of exciting and accessible arts, from singing and puppetry to dance and poetry.

Popular projects include ‘Weston’s Heyday’ which celebrated the town’s glory years with events including puppet making at the Museum and ‘Pages of the Sea’, Danny Boyle’s national initiative to mark the 100 year Armistice, which saw thousands of people coming together on the beach at Weston in a poignant and unforgettable gathering of remembrance.

And there have been thrills and spills galore, as the seafront and Italian Gardens have been transformed by spectacular fiestas of outdoor arts and circus, featuring international artists and jaw-dropping acts, guaranteed to take your breath away!

This year’s new Whirligig! Festival of Outdoor Arts filled the Italian Gardens in July with outstanding, free outdoors entertainment for all ages. International and local artists came together to create an afternoon of acrobatics, music, dancing, workshops and walkabout arts, enjoyed by crowds of visitors from near and far.

The award-winning Italian Gardens can be found at the end of the pedestrianised High Street in Weston town centre.

Access Information for The Italian Gardens
The Italian Gardens are fully accessible.  Plentiful ticketed parking available in the surrounding streets as well as several public car parks.  The railway station is 15 minutes walk away.

The Italian Gardens

8-10 South Parade,
Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JN

“Theatre Orchard are doing a brilliant job in cementing Weston-super-Mare’s Tropicana as an interesting arts venue. They are bringing independent, challenging productions to this coastal town that is aiming to up its creative game”


Wayne Hemingway

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

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Becoming Stories,’Chapter 1′ – creative writing workshops


The Big Worle Hub
January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Led by Bob Walton and Sue Hill from ‘The Write Box’, the…

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Theatre Lounge Adult Drop-in Theatre Sessions


The Sub Station
January 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

Theatre Lounge – a brand new, free adult drop-in theatre session in…

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Theatre Orchard Young Company – Ages 7 – 11 years


For All Healthy Living Centre
January 30 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th March 2020

Theatre Orchard are delighted to launch brand new Young Company sessions based…

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Horses! Horses!


The Dolphin
March 1 @ 8:00 pm

Horses! Horses! – a co-production by Theatre Orchard and Wassail Theatre Company. Written by Rina…

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Horses! Horses!


The Parish Pump Pub
March 5 @ 8:00 pm

Horses! Horses! – a co-production by Theatre Orchard and Wassail Theatre Company. Written by Rina…

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


Blakehay Theatre
March 12 @ 7:30 pm

Meet Jonny. Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid…

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DANCE DYNAMIC WESTON: Dan Watson – ‘Venus’


Blakehay Theatre
April 3 @ 7:30 pm

As a child Dan lost a British holiday-camp dance competition. Largely because…

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