“Inspiring performance. Unusual places. Creative North Somerset.”
The Theatre Orchard brings life and soul to North Somerset through the performing arts to make the region a great place to live and work.
We rely on you to come on this journey. Please support our work by donating now.
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 spirit of the whole region flowing.
If you care about 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 at email@example.com
“We should all look forward to what looks like a great season at the Theatre Orchard. It is so encouraging to see such excellent theatre being staged in Clevedon – flying the flag for the performing arts in North Somerset and the wider region.”
“I'm thrilled to hear about the 'Theatre Shop' project. As far as I'm concerned, the experience of live arts is one of the great pleasures of life. Music, theatre, comedy, dance – or any combination of the above – these brighten our world. ”
“You can't beat the feeling you get from sharing a space with a live audience and performers. The humanity, the intimacy and the sense of community that come from these shared experiences seem to me be right at the heart of being human. And why should the Big Cities have a monopoly in this? Well of course they shouldn't and they don't. Projects such as Theatre Shop thrive because committed and passionate people can work a special magic in small successful communities like Clevedon.”
“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
We invite you to step inside Clevedon’s newest theatre and bar for an altogether different shopping experience. Presented by The Theatre Orchard and Living Spit in association with Clevedon Cinema & Arts, Theatre Shop will be happening throughout Clevedon – in an empty retail unit, the cinema, the Community Centre, plus the streets and public spaces. 20 mins outside Bristol, you will find an unbelievable 51 live shows, selling at unbeatable prices. Get in quick, they are going to fly out the door. Call now to book your tickets on 01275 400225
Our very first, very own 'on sale' is well and truly live via www.theatreshop.org.uk. Thanks to that lovely Mike of CiderCafe
A Theatre in a shop!
Presented by North Somerset's The Theatre Orchard and Living Spit in association with Curzon Cinema & Arts. An extraordinary month long season of live performance - the first of many we hope!
By The Theatre Orchard
The Theatre Orchard’s latest partnership with Living Spit in association with Curzon Cinema and Arts – Theatre Shop 2015 – needs YOU!!! Theatre.........
Fri 16 Jan 7:08
By The Theatre Orchard
Thank you, thank you to the lovely lively crowd who gathered this week to build our shopping list for a partnership between.........
Thu 15 Jan 23:04