An independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts.
Rated "Good" by Ofsted and the CQC.
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“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 21 years have proved 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.

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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

Compose and perform

Students learn to write their own music and perform it.

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Author: Moira Chaudhry

The Canterbury Tales review

The Canterbury Tales - student summer production 2019. A review by Ann Lovelace

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Author: Nicola Fennell

Orpheus Rocks Politics Review by Ann Lovelace

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

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Author: Nicola Fennell

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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Author: Nicola Fennell

89%

89% of our graduates last year have gone on to independent living in supported housing.

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What's on

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

    Take on the UK’s Highest Freefall Abseil in aid of Orpheus! Read more

  • ORPHEST 2020

    This one day music festival will feature bands across two stages, a kids zone, performance area, arts and crafts stalls, food stalls and of course a bar. Read more

  • Orpheus Football Tournament 2020

    Our 2nd Annual 5-a-side Football Tournament returns to Whyteleafe FC. FREE Breakfast roll on arrival for teams, designated team area, trophies and plenty of football. Read more

  • STRICTLY YOUTHFUL 2020

    Strictly Youthful is back with their blockbuster concert in aid of Orpheus. You can expect songs, acoustic performers, dancing and poetry. Richard Stilgoe is also joining the entourage. It's going to be a fabulous event. Read more