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.


River Tours: The Indus
Autumn Dates TBC

19-20 January
Details TBC

Community Service
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
10 – 13 April 2024
Further Dates TBC

Behind Beneath Here
Summer 2024 Dates TBC

  • All Out Of Money
    On Tuesday, driving between Birmingham and London, we listened to the radio news tell us that the government has appointed commissioners to run Birmingham City Council’s budget. In 2012 control … Read more
  • Actor Required As Indus Guide
    Wanted: We are looking for a highly engaging actor to lead audience members down a 15m long textile map of the River Indus. This is a one person show, a … Read more
  • Most Beautiful Thing…
    We need more beautiful things in our lives. So here is my suggestion. I can’t currently imagine anything more beautiful than this. Spem In Alium came to my attention recently … Read more
 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.

This 50 minute comedy is fast, funny and financially accurate. It toured to community venues through Birmingham Feb-March.