Open Door is a project designed to tackle the escalating problem of under-representation of people from low income backgrounds within the industry by increasing access to drama schools. We level the playing field for our participants as they make their drama school applications by removing existing barriers including financial. Open Door participants are age 18-25 with exceptional talent within their field and with a household income of less than £30,000. We believe that fairer access to drama school training will ultimately lead to higher representation of people from low income access working within the industry.
In 2018 Open Door expanded it’s work to include working with young people aspiring to train at drama school in off stage roles. Our backstage programme includes one to one tutoring, studio visits with leading professionals and work experience days at some of London’s and East Midlands leading theatres. As with all Open Door programmes, financial barriers to applying are removed allowing our participants to apply to a larger range of schools than they might otherwise have been able to and without the associated stress of financial strain.
Initiative by: Open Door People