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 this fancy new website which, frankly, isn’t really finished.

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 tours to community venues around Birmingham Feb-March.


See Diary below for ticket links or click here to visit the Project Page

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All Our Money

The Warehouse – Digbeth  (Friends of the Earth)
27th February, 7.30pm Book Tickets

Sector 57 – Digbeth
1st March, 7.30pm Book Tickets

The Irish Centre – Kings Heath
2nd March, 7.30pm Book Tickets

Stirchley Baths – Stirchley
4th March, 6pm Ticket Info Soon

Purbanat – Small Heath
5th March, 3.00pm Book Tickets

1000 Trades – Jewellery Quarter
5th March, 8.00pm Book Tickets

Quinborne Community Centre – Quinton
7th March, 2.30pm  Book Tickets
7th March, 7.30pm Book Tickets

St Andrews Sports and Community Centre – Handsworth 
9th March, 7.30pm  Book Tickets

Moseley Road Baths – Balsall Heath 
10th March Ticket info soon

Clifton Road Youth Centre – Sutton Coldfield
14th March, 7.45pm   Book Tickets

The Exchange – Centenary Square
15th March, 1.00pm and 6.00pm Ticket Info Soon

Attic Brewery – Stirchley
16th March, 7.30pm Book Tickets


River Tours : The Lune
18:00 18 March 2023
Lancaster Literature Festival
Storey Institute, Lancaster
Or online via Crowdcast

Of All The People In All The World
2023 Dates TBC

The Commentators
2023 Dates TBC