Empowering people through theatre, dance and film
Founded in 2005 and based in Winchester, Blue Apple is an ambitious theatrical company that supports performers with learning disabilities to develop and present high quality productions for the widest possible audience – performing and touring theatre, dance and film within a variety of large and small scale venues around Hampshire and the southern regions.
Blue Apple is committed to the development of integrated and progressive opportunities within the arts for people with learning disabilities, to raise the ceiling of expectation and advocate for the development of a more inclusive and equal society. The increase in confidence gained through stage performances has helped Blue Apple participants to enhance their social, personal and artistic skills and achieve public recognition for their talents.
Blue Apple groups and sessions
Days and times for the Spring 2018 season, starting 8 January
3.15pm - 4.30pm - Drama at Osborne School, Winchester (after-school club)
2.30 - 3.30pm - Drama at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
6.00pm - 7.30pm - Epic Drama at Forest Arts Centre, New Milton (ages 10+)
7.00pm - 9.00pm - Drama at The Tower, Winchester
10.30am - 12noon - Access Drama at The Point, Eastleigh
5.15pm - 6.00pm - Street Dance at The Tower, Winchester
6.00pm - 7.30pm - Special Assignments Company at The University Of Winchester
12noon - 4.00pm - Blue Apple Core Drama at The Tower, Winchester
1.00pm - 2.00pm - Ensemble Drama at The Lights, Andover
2.00pm - 3.00pm - Ensemble Dance at The Lights, Andover
6.15pm - 8.30pm - Drama at The School Of Art, Winchester
1.30pm - 2.30pm - Dance at The Discovery Centre group 1, Winchester
2.30pm - 4.00pm - Dance at The Discovery Centre group 2, Winchester
3.30pm - 4.30pm - Drama at Ickneild School, Andover (after-school club)
4.15pm - 5.30pm - Blue Apple Core Dance at The Discovery Centre, Winchester
Winnall Drama Group, Winchester
Stanmore Drama Group, Winchester
Access Drama at The Lights, Andover
Please contact Blue Apple for further information about any of the groups and sessions.
“Blue Apple is a team builder. It builds both you as a person and as a character as well.” - James Benfield, Blue Apple Core performer
“The infectious enthusiasm on stage was really life-affirming. The performances delivered the story with huge integrity.” - Audience member, 2017 production 'Changes'
“Blue Apple is a fantastic initiative. The work requires great discipline, concentration, memory, the development of language and physical skills and the need to work collaboratively with a wide range of other people.” - Arts Development Officer, Hampshire County Council