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.

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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

Brief Encounters on Planet Rak

The amazing Orpheus summer production, based on the students’ imagination and the skills of their tutors, took its audiences on a unique trip to a planet with five very different zones.

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Calling the Shots

A film made by Orpheus students: "Calling the Shots"

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Author: Moira Chaudhry

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Qualifications achieved by Orpheus students last year. Amazing!

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83%

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

  • London to Brighton Bike Ride

    Join #TeamOrpheus in the London to Brighton Bike Ride. Read more

  • Brighton 10k

    Join #TeamOrpheus in the Brighton 10K on Sunday 14 April. Read more

  • Orpheus Fire Festival

    Join the Orpheus Centre in its first ever Fire Festival in March 2019. Expect to see firewalkers and live music! Read more

  • Fire walk for Orpheus

    Join #TeamOrpheus and step out onto the burning hot coals at Orpheus Fire Festival in March 2019. Read more