Photography credit: Alessandra Davison Photography

Photography credit: Alessandra Davison Photography

Open Door is a non-profit organisation that helps talented young people who do not have the financial support or resources to gain a place at one of the UK’s leading drama schools.

Open Door is a 8-month part time intensive course designed to give you what you need to take the next step in your career. We work with people aged between 18-26 (Actors) 17-26 (Behind the Scenes), based in
London, Essex, Sheffield, Rotherham & the East Midlands who are serious about pursuing a career in either Acting, Backstage or Production Arts but may need a little help in getting there. We know how difficult and expensive the process of applying for drama school can be so we want to help by giving you the support you need so you can go into your auditions feeling prepared, confident and without any worry of  financial strain. And it’s all free!

Successful Acting applicants will receive:

  • Seven free auditions at the UK’s leading drama schools including; RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall, Drama Centre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Free travel to any drama school audition outside of your region

  • Fifteen hours of one-to-one acting tutoring from experienced industry professionals. Helping to get your speeches where they need to be

  • Musical tutoring for any singing stages of your auditions

  • Bespoke workshops led by top industry professionals

  • Free theatre trips followed by discussions

  • Bursary and funding advice.

Successful Behind the Scenes and Production Design applicants will receive:

  • Support to apply for interviews at the UK’s leading drama schools including; RADA, Guildhall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, LAMDA, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland including interview fee exemption whenever required 

  • Free travel to any drama school interviews outside of your region

  • Bespoke workshops led by top industry professionals

  • Mentoring from top industry leaders professionals

  • Free theatre trips followed by discussions

  • Bursary and funding advice.

Sound good?

Applications NOW OPEN