An independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts.
Rated "Good" by OFSTED and the CQC.

“I started the Orpheus Centre in 1998 because of a long-held belief that young disabled people – just like their non-disabled peers - gain confidence by performing  in public and being applauded.  We don’t train young disabled people to be professional performers – we are a specialist college teaching them the skills they need to live independently.   What makes us different is that we use the performing arts to give our students the self-belief to use those skills when they leave us.  The last twenty years have proved that this works!” Sir Richard Stilgoe, founder and trustee.

For parents

If your son/daughter or young person is aged between 18 and 25 and has a physical and/or learning disability we’d love for them to join us.



Fundraise for us

There are lots of fun and exciting ways that you can get involved and raise funds for our life-changing work. We are a registered charity and we need your help!


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Student work

Peter Pan Christmas show review by Ann Lovelace

A review of Peter Pan, Enter Neverland the Orpheus Christmas show 2018 by Ann Lovelace


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Orpheus Rocks Politics Review by Ann Lovelace

Orpheus Politics in the round, read the full review by Ann Lovelace


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Maths in our daily lives

Watch these 3 videos showcasing the students brilliant work related to maths in every day life.


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83% of our graduates over the last three years have gone on to independent living in supported housing.


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What's on

  • Run Reigate

    Are you ready to run Surrey's best Half Marathon? Join #TeamOrpheus in the award winning Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon & 10k. Read more

  • Harp Recital at Hammerwood Park

    Join us for an enchanting summer afternoon of harp music on the terrace at Hammerwood Park, a Grade I listed historic house. Read more

  • An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh, hosted by Sir Richard Stilgoe

    Join Sir Richard Stilgoe as he steps on stage with best-selling novelist, television personality and one of the UK’s top gardening experts, Alan Titchmarsh. Read more

  • The Canterbury Tales

    This years' student summer show Read more