Can I apply?
If you are passionate about having a career working backstage in production but are worried about the process and cost of applying to drama school then Open Door is for you.

We can give you the support you need to approach your interviews with confidence, knowing that you have benefited from the advice and mentoring from industry professionals. Eight successful candidates will also have their interview fees paid at six of the top UK drama schools.

In order to apply for Open Door, you will need to:

  • Be aged 18-25 (18 by the 15th of November)

  • Be based in London or the East Midlands

  • Have an annual family household income £30,000 or less

  • Not currently hold a degree

  • Commitment to applying for a productions course in 2018

  • Want to apply for a production course (2019 intake)

We will need to check the financial records of the selected participants, so please do not apply if you do not meet all the criteria above. This is a project aimed at young people who could not otherwise afford to audition for drama school.

When are the interviews?

Interviews will be held on the following dates:

East Midlands - Nottingham

Saturday the 24th of November


Sunday the 25th of November

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2018, but we will be going on a first come first serve basis.

What can I expect on the day? Do I need to prepare anything?

You will be invited to come along to an informal interview with us lasting around 15 mins. But think of it more as a chat. If you have anything you’ve done before that you’d like to show us; photos or work you’ve done on shows, or any art work or design, then you’re welcome to bring it with you, but don’t worry if you don't. You don’t have to have any experience. We just want to meet you and see that your interested and have a passion for this work.

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 3rd December 2018.

Mentoring will begin from the Saturday 15th of December

What happens next?

If you meet the above criteria and are looking to take the next step - Apply now