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.


Community Service
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
10 – 13 April 2024
Tobacco Factory, Bristol
23 – 27 April 2024
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
30 April and 1 May 2024
Derby Theatre
2 – 4 May 2024
Birmingham Hippodrome
8 – 11 May 2024

River Tours: The Lune
13 April (12:00) Penrith
13 April (15:00) Lancaster
14 April (12:00) Kirkby Londsale
14 April (16:00) Halton
20 April (12:00) Sedbergh
20 April (16:00) Carnforth
21 April (12:30) Glasson Dock
21 April (17:00) Morecame

River Tours: The Severn
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

Behind Beneath Here
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

All Our Money
Autumn 2024 Dates TBC

 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.