Stan’s Cafe is a theatre company. We make our work collaboratively, following exciting ideas wherever they take us, sometimes into theatres, but often not.

We love working in schools with students and teachers. Often we help out other people because we love seeing other people make great art.

We started in 1991 and we are more excited than ever before.

Please have fun zipping around our not so new website, which still needs a bit of work.

All Our Money

It’s Bordesley’s first day at work as leader of Birmingham City Council. It would be a tough job for anyone, but he is a football mascot and his first job is to set the city’s £3bn pound city budget. We join Bordesley on his steep learning curve as he discovers, with the help of 6,000 gold dominoes where all our money comes from and where it all goes.

This 50 minute comedy is fast, funny and financially accurate. It toured to community venues through Birmingham Feb-March.


Open Space Gathering
5 June, Our Facility, Birmingham

Of All The People In All The World
Autumn Dates TBC

The Commentators
Summer Dates TBC

All Our Money
26 August – Greenbelt Festival, Kettering
Further Dates To Be Announced

River Tours: The Thames
Autumn Dates TBC


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