Enpowering people through theatre, dance and film

Empowering people through theatre, dance and film

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service awarded to Blue Apple Theatre in 2012



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Visits in 2014

Blue Apple Theatre is a highly ambitious theatre company which brings all the benefits of taking part in theatre to performers who have learning disabilities and enables them to present high quality productions to the widest possible audience in a variety of large and small scale productions, touring theatre and film.

Blue Apple Theatre believes that direct involvement in the arts greatly helps in the building of a more inclusive and equal society.

We welcome invitations and commissions for workshops, theatrical productions, pop up performances, and film.


26 – 28 Jun ‘Tales from the Arabian Nights’ at Winchester’s Theatre Royal

A photo from the upcoming Blue Apple Theatre production of Arabian NightsClick to catch a glimpse of the cast in rehearsal.Tickets now on sale Box Office: 01962 840440. See also the Theatre Royal Winchester website.

Blue Apple Theatre’s full company re-telling of an adaptation of Dominic Cooke’s version for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The new queen, Sheherezade, is to be put to death in the morning. She has the one gift that can save her: She is one of the greatest and most exotic story tellers of the world.

She paints a dazzling array of stories and characters, but every evening she leaves a story unfinished so the king has to delay her execution to find out how the story ended.

Can she postpone her death indefinitely?

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22 June Blue Apple Theatre on Meridian News

A screenshot from the ITV News Meridian article about the final rehearsals for the Blue Apple Theatre production of Arabian NightsLookout for us during the Meridian News programme on ITV at 6pm tonight taken at our final rehearsals for Arabian Nights - have you got your ticket yet?

General Manager sign to go with our advertisement for one20 June Vacancy for Dynamic General Manager

To Deliver A New Community Project - see Vacancies page for further information by clicking the link above or the General Manager sign..


3 June Major grant from Big Lottery Fund

Blue Apple Theatre, the Winchester-based charity for people with learning disabilities, is celebrating after receiving a major grant of £293,500 from the Big Lottery Fund. See the press release for details.

7-10 August Boomtown Festival

The logo of the annual Boomtown Festival in WinchesterBlue Apple dancers will be appearing again this year - look out for details.

An image of a Jolly Roger pirate flagUpdate: Blue Apple dancers will be appearing on the Pirate ship "THE JOLLY DODGER" 11.30am - noon on Sunday 10th August.

New theatre group starting in September

A photo of a stage door signThis will be a bit like the regular Monday night group.

The group will work on a short performance which will be performed as part of Blue Apple’s Christmas 2014 programme.

Cost will be £50 for a series of 10 sessions or £5 per sessions. Each session will be an hour and a half long.

We hope you would like to take part.

To help us decide when this new group should meet we would be grateful if you could let us know when you would be able to attend.

Please click here for our survey.

15 Apr Blue Apple Theatre joins Facebook

You can now follow Blue Apple Theatre on Facebook as well as Twitter and this website.

Join Us

To keep up to date with all the latest Blue Apple Theatre news and join our mailing list, please email your contact details to admin@blueappletheatre.com

We have an active 'Friends of Blue Apple Theatre' programme and welcome new Friends and sponsors.

Support Us

Blue Apple uses theatre to transform lives and campaign for change. Giving a donation of £10 or £20 or whatever you can afford, can make a huge difference in offering people with a learning disability opportunities they may not otherwise have had.  It also assists in helping to change public and professional perceptions and attitudes.

Growing Up Down's

Photo from stage of Rose Theatre Kingston looking out at audience during curtain calls for Hamlet in 2012The incredible story of Blue Apple Theatre’s touring company who performed Shakespeare’s Hamlet to over 3,500 people was told in William Jessop’s funny, intimate and uplifting documentary on BBC 3 on Monday February 3rd at 9pm.

Fabulous documentary. A triumph for the cast, BBC3 and for everyone involved in this life-enhancing projectThe Times

Copies of the DVD are available via www.growingupdowns.co.uk - order your one today!

Blue Apple is planning a touring production of one of Shakespeare's comedies for spring 2015. To join our mailing list please email admin@blueappletheatre.com.

Living Without Fear

A photo showing a close-up of one of the actors in the Blue Apple Theatre production of Living Without FearBlue Apple's powerful, challenging response to disability hate crime has been touring nationally over the last 3 years, including a performance in Parliament by kind invitation of Mr Speaker John Bercow to an audience which included ministers, MPs, Members of the House of Lords and Chief Police Officers. To book a performance please contact admin@blueappletheatre.com

We are currently fundraising to make a film based on Living Without Fear for use in schools.

See the short video shown on ITV News Meridian.

Sparkly Blue Apple Ball

Sparkly Blue Apple Ball August 2013in Winchester Great Hall with a Thai banquet, an amazing auction, and pop up acting from the Blue Apple Theatre company.

With very grateful thanks to the Bangkok Brasserie, Jude's ice cream, The Great Hall events team, Hampshire County Council, Cala homes, and all our sponsors and donors.

Paul's Story

A shot from the Blue Apple Theatre film "Paul's Story" which looks at disability hate crime'Paul's Story' is a 20 minute film about disability hate crime that was commissioned by the Home Office Community Action Against Crime Innovation Fund, developed in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary and made with around 100 volunteers from the local community. Previewed in Winchester on June 1st

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"An extraordinary triumph" - The Stage

Click here for video of the stunning 2012 tour.

Scene from the Blue Apple Theatre production of Hamlet showing the ghost with Hamlet kneeling in front

An extraordinary new vision of Hamlet. The greatest play in the world - as you've never seen it before...

This fresh, fearless and funny adaptation uses Shakespeare's original language.

Think you know Hamlet? Think again!

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