Blue Apple Theatre - Young Company Performing Arts - Online

Last updated: 17/04/2023

Blue Apple Theatre Young Company Performing Arts

Who? For 14-18 year olds with a learning disability.

When? During term-time weekly on Saturdays 11am-12pm.

Where? Online via Zoom.

Cost?  Taster sessions are free. Then £7 per session payable termly/half-termly in advance.

How to book? To book or ask questions please email or phone/text 07510 844480

More details here:

About Blue Apple

Blue Apple Theatre was founded by Jane Jessop with Tommy Jessop in 2005 because many people with learning disabilities said they were isolated and lonely with no opportunity to take part in the performing arts. 

Right from the beginning, the aim was to be ambitious, lift the ceiling of expectation and change the way the public see people with any form of learning disability. 

Blue Apple is now recognised as one of the foremost theatre companies in the UK for people with a learning disability, performing and touring drama, dance, film and song locally, nationally and even internationally with partners in the Czech Republic, Poland and Italy.  Blue Apple changes lives by providing empowering, enriching opportunities, with a sense of purpose and belonging, where friendships are forged and people discover their skills and grow in confidence.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elisabeth Yeats-Brown
07510 844480
01962 827342
Blue Apple Theatre's website

Where to go

Online via Blue Apple's Zoom
Sparkford Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Saturday 11am-12pm
Time of day
Session Information
Blue Apple’s Young Company Performing Arts teaches skills to young people with learning disabilities aged 14-18. The online sessions offer singing
dance and drama and are facilitated by a trained professional. Blue Apple’s Young Company is for young adults anywhere aged 14-18 years with a learning disability who have a passion and interest in the arts. Sessions explore all aspects of performing arts including drama
and song
in a fun and nurturing environment
with development opportunities to perform and progress into Blue Apple’s adult companies and sessions.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
7 per session
Free taster session, thereafter £7 per session, payable termly/half-termly in advance.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

What do we mean by learning disabilities?

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their life. Having a learning disability means that people find it harder to learn certain life skills. Some people are born with a disability, whereas others may develop one as a result of an accident or illness in childhood. Learning disability is often confused with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or ADHD. Mencap define learning disability as a lifelong reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities. Associated conditions include Down’s syndrome, Autism with a learning disability, Williams syndrome and SYNGAP1.

Other notes

Blue Apple currently runs in-person classes in Winchester and Southampton for learning disabled adults and one online group for young people aged 14-18 who have a learning disability.  A volunteer supports the class facilitator.

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