Stan’s Cafe is a theatre company (and charity). We make our work collaboratively, following exciting ideas wherever they take us, sometimes into theatres.

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 website.

River Tours

Guided tours of rivers, performed live, indoors or out, illustrated by especially commissioned textile ribbon maps. The library is growing and our latest map and performance ‘The River Severn’ is touring this summer. We’d love you to join us on a journey down this, the longest river in the UK, a river flowing with stories of nature, history and legend. No boat needed.


The Chairness Of A Chair
Thursday 27 June

with Kings Rise Primary School
Philosophy in Schools Showcase
University of Birmingham
Free Admission – Book Here

River Tours: The Severn
Saturday 29 June
Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys
11am and 2pm Book Here

Saturday 6 July
CoCoMad, Cotteridge Park, Birmingham
2.30pm and 3.30pm (30 minute version)

Sunday 7 July
Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley
Time TBC

Saturday 13 July
Queenswood Country Park, Dinmore Hill, Leominster
1pm and 3pm Book Here

Wednesday 24 July
Tewkesbury Abbey Gardens
2.30pm and 6pm

Saturday 27 July
Worcester Fringe Festival
Time TBC

Sami Small Pulls A Bus
(with Wheelers Lane Technology College)
4 July, 2024

Romeo and Juliet
(with Saltley Academy)
Shakespeare’s New Place
2 & 3 July, 2024

Behind Beneath Here
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

Of All The People In All The World
18 September – 6 October
ArtHouse Jersey

23 – 27 October
Charlston Gaillard Center, South Carolina

 A person is dressed in a teddy bear costume sitting behind a desk. They are holding an old fashioned phone to their bear head ear. They are a football mascot and so on top of the bear costume they are wearing a red and white striped football shirt

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.