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.


Of All The People In All The World
Idyllwild Arts, California, USA
6 – 13 February 2024

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 – 21 April 2024

River Tours: The Severn
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

Behind Beneath Here
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

All Our Money
Autumn 2024 Dates TBC

  • Rotunda Dawn
    It was unexpectedly moving to observe Ultraopticon live chronicle activity of urban areas across the world.  I’ve wanted to break into The Rotunda since I was little.  It’s windows would… Read more: Rotunda Dawn
  • Recruiting: 12 Languages Needed
    We are looking for performers and poets, fun, imaginative and inquisitive people, with origins from around the world, now living in or around Birmingham, to collaborate with us on a… Read more: Recruiting: 12 Languages Needed
  • BankrupCity
    How come Birmingham City Council is bankrupt? Different people will tell you different things depending on their perspective. We made a theatre show called All Our Money explaining how the… Read more: BankrupCity
 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.