“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.
Be part of our journey. Support our work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“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
South West company @Harvest (we've got that rural name thing in common...) have been busy over the summer making a new show.
WINE WOMEN AND SONG: More than 600 performers signed up for tours of duty with the Lena Ashwell Concert Parties between 1914 and 1919. Mostly young women, they toured from France to Egypt playing in military bases and by hospital bedsides with an eclectic repertoire that included classics, folksongs and music hall comedy.....see you there.
Calling all potential shoppers - pop into Waitrose Portishead, buy a paper and pop your green token in our slot-we're one of @Waitrose's charities of the month!! Whoop.
By The Theatre Orchard
The Kings Arms in Easton-in-Gordano was a hospitable meeting-place for the small group of North Somerset writers who joined Elspeth Penny.........
Fri 18 Jul 16:26
By The Theatre Orchard
The Theatre Orchard launches cash-crisis appeal for £10,000 over next six weeks North Somerset’s only professional performing arts organisation this week issued.........
Mon 09 Jun 16:37