The Orpheus Centre is an independent specialist college in Surrey that focuses on developing independence skills through performing and visual arts and makes dramatic improvements to young disabled adults’ lives.

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We believe that every young disabled person should have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers and we offer a personalised study programme focusing on building independence, communication and social interaction skills through the arts, supported housing and a personal care service.

Our students are between the ages of 18 and 25 and have learning and/or physical disabilities. They stay at Orpheus for up to three years. Everything at Orpheus is focussed on maximising lasting independence for our students.

What makes The Orpheus Centre different

We have an entrepreneurial spirit, taking a lead in finding new and effective ways of working in the arts, learning and social care sectors. Our impact and ethos has so engaged and inspired visitors to the college that we benefit from a steady stream of help from arts professionals, tutors, support staff and volunteers. Our students have performed at the House of Lords, the Royal Albert Hall and venues across the UK and worked with schools, prisons, community groups and businesses to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes.

Other ways to support

Orpheus couldn’t function without the large team of volunteers who undertake regular support roles at the centre.

Another way supporters can get involved is by participating in one of our many challenge events. These include running, wing walking and skydiving to name but a few.

We also host many events that supporters always enjoy attending. In the past these have included a Chris Tarrant Quiz Night at the Kia Oval, our Lingfield Race Days and a recent West End production of Orpheus the Mythical at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest theatre, The Other Palace. Upcoming, we have our annual Open Day, Summer Show, the Orpheus World Cup and Godstonebury, an acoustic festival.

Furthermore, we have a variety of corporate sponsors who support Orpheus in many different ways.


The Orpheus Centre, North Park Lane, Godstone

Contact Number

01883 744664