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Blue Apple Theatre - Main Company Winchester Monday Group

Monday evenings 6.45–9.00pm

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Drama and dance rehearsals for performers with learning disabilities leading to big scale public shows at Theatre Royal Winchester. We support participants to develop creativity and improve their social skills and confidence. Fun but serious sessions for those with high ambitions.

Blue Apple is an ambitious creative company that supports performers with learning disabilities to develop theatre, dance and film productions that are performed within a variety of large and small scale public venues. The company received considerable attention following a Channel 4 News feature about its performances at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2016, and its production of Hamlet was the subject the subject of the award-winning TV documentary Growing Up Down’s.

“Blue Apple is a team builder. It builds both you as a person and as a character as well.” - James Benfield, Blue Apple performer

“The infectious enthusiasm on stage was really life-affirming. The performances delivered the story with huge integrity.” - Audience member, 2017 Changes production

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elisabeth Yeats-Brown
Contact Position
01962 827352
Blue Apple Theatre website

Where to go

University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday evenings 6.45–9.00pm
Time of day
Session Information
This session is currently delivered via Zoom online.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
7 per session
Full season usually payable in advance, total cost between £84-£98 per season depending on number of weeks.


Referral required
Other notes

Contact us for further information and an application form.

Local Offer

Local Offer
Who does your service provide for?

People with learning disabilities aged 18+

How can I start using the service?

Contact us for further information and an application form.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Application forms are reviewed by Blue Apple's general manager and the artistic director, and prospective new members are asked to attend for a trial to assess suitability on both sides. 

There is a waiting list for some of our most popular groups.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Our service is delivered in the community
Wheelchair access
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