An independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts. Rated "Good" by Ofsted and the CQC. For more details click here.

“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

  • Virtual Open Day

    Virtual Open Day and a week of virtual 'Live' events. Find out what goes on behind our big blue doors from 6 July @ 10am Read more

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil

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

  • 48 Mile Virtual Challenge

    Take part in a virtual 48 mile challenge and help us to ensure the stability of our services for our wonderful 48 students during this period of uncertainty. Read more

  • The Big Draw

    Feeling Lucky? Then get a ticket for the BIG ORPHEUS DRAW A chance to win £250 AND support our Emergency Appeal at the same time. Thank you Read more