“Inspiring performance. Unusual places. Creative North Somerset.”
The Theatre Orchard is dedicated to transforming North Somerset into a place that performs.
We tour live theatre to a host of surprising spaces and places: from historic houses to village halls; from woodland glades to farmyards; supporting a nationwide network of touring performance.
We also involve local people in inspiring arts projects to keep the creative lifeblood of the whole region flowing.
If you live in North Somerset and would like to see, take part in or support The Theatre Orchard, we would love to hear from you. And if you live or work outside the region, but would like to experience a taste of North Somerset closer to home, get in touch.
“Entertainment is not about being the best, it’s about making people feel good and it's heart warming to realise there is still a world of entertainment beyond the mobile phone apps, viral videos and youtube fails. Simple entertainment, for the sake of entertaining people. Well done ... keep up the good work!”
“We thoroughly enjoyed the show and thought it really got the 'shop local' message across in a very clever, entertaining but subtle way - well done to everyone involved.”
“I was particularly impressed with the work The Theatre Orchard has been doing and how their work has built people’s confidence and skills in acting – a really lovely approach to capacity building. ”
“I really want to say thanks to the people who put up the cash for this – it has changed my confidence so much.”
“Theatre has a magical way of drawing people into new way of looking at things.”
“Bob’s brilliant. I understand the difference between ‘their' and ‘there' for the first time ever! I’ve learnt so much I’ve got the confidence to write the theatre minutes. I just don’t want him to stop EVER”
“It’s not just the acting it’s the other stuff that you don’t realise – I am learning new confidence in me, learning how to relax, communicating without speech. I can be sexy! This is a huge thing and it’s all safe in the group.”
“We want the Tithe Barn to be a vibrant, all-inclusive centre of the community and the opportunities offered by Theatre Orchard to bring original and high-quality theatre to Nailsea is exactly what we are looking for.”
“It was a relevation to hear that a Bristol Old Vic Ferment play would be shown on a stage within walking distance of my living room. I think it must have had the same effect for many other locals, as the place was well and truly sold out.”
“Theatre Orchard are contributing to the rural economy and to our Community Association’s vision to extend the local programme of recreational and cultural events right here where people live in the countryside.”
The Theatre Orchard
62 Birch Road
Bristol, BS3 1PF
An idea for North Somerset? Come along to Ground Force on 24th April 6pm Curzon Cinema Clevedon and discuss how we could make it happen.
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'Ground Force' Do come along if you can. April 24th 6.30-8pm
at Curzon Cinema Clevedon
46 Old Church Rd, Clevedon,
North Somerset BS21 6NN
The Theatre Orchard - Inspiring performance. Unusual places. Creative North Somerset.
A chance to learn about how other venues and artists are working in the region and to feed into forthcoming creative plans for North Somerset.
By The Theatre Orchard
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