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 will fill the Italian Gardens on July 13 with outstanding, free outdoors entertainment for all the family. International and local artists will come together to create an afternoon of acrobatics, music, dancing, workshops and weird and wonderful walkabout acts. Find out more HERE
The award-winning Italian Gardens can be found at the end of the
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”
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