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

  • Wing Walking

    Join #TeamOrpheus today! Wing walks run from April-Oct 2019. Read more

  • Skydive

    Take part in a #TeamOrpheus Skydive and experience an adrenaline rush reaching speeds at 125mph from 10,000ft or 15,000ft above the ground. Read more

  • Own place challenge events

    Already have your own place in a challenge event? Do something amazing and use your place to support the Orpheus Centre. Read more

  • London to Brighton Bike Ride

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