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.


Of All The People In All The World

1 & 2 April & 5 – 10 April
Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

4 – 16 April
RiverRun Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA


The Commentators
2023 Dates TBC


  • WANTED: Textile Artist
    We are seeking to commission a Birmingham based Textile Artist to create a 15m long ribbon map of the Indus River for our expanding River Tours project. We are particularly […]
  • A Tour Of The Indus
    We’re coming to the culmination of our first Schools River Tours project with St. Matthews Primary School. Children have been exploring The Indus and learning about its people, its history […]
  • The View From The Stage

    The Classroom Stage has been a two-year programme with have run supported by the Paul Hamlyn Teacher Development Fund. One of the fund’s priorities is that “all those involved are positioned as learners”. This includes Stan’s Cafe Associate Artists who were partnered one to each of our ten schools.

    Here Carys Jones reflects on her own journey working as an Artist on The Classroom Stage with Years 3, 5 and 6 at St Gerard’s Catholic Primary School.