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Open door auditions

Open Door is an award winning 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. 

We work with people aged between 18-30 (Actors) 17-30 (Behind the Scenes) who are serious about pursuing a career in either Acting, Technical Theatre or Production Arts. Our work breaks down barriers that young people may face, allowing them to compete for a drama school training on a level playing field – that will prepare them for a career in television, film and theatre.

And it’s all FREE!

What do you get?

Free auditions at our partner schools: 

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, LAMDA, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Free travel to all auditions
  • All UCAS and UCAS Conservatoire fees paid for
  • Free theatre tickets throughout the programme for theatres such as Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse, Nottingham Playhouse, National Theatre, Curve Theatre and more!
  • A series of fifteen creative workshops
  • Up to fifteen hours of one-to-one acting tutoring to help them with their auditions/interviews
  • Access to our hardship fund to cover any expenses relating to being part of Open Door or your audition process
  • Pastoral support and mentoring from the Open Door team

We give talented and eligible young people the support they need so they can go into auditions and interviews feeling prepared, confident and without any worry of financial strain. 

Open Door alumni work includes:

  • Jerome Lance securing the leading role in forthcoming prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds.
  • Dionne Brown who landed the leading role in upcoming Apple TV+ series Criminal Record alongside Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi.
  • Sheyi Cole, who appeared in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series and  Donald Glover’s Atlanta, and who will soon appear in Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Beautiful Game alongside Bill Nighy and Michael Ward.

Applications open on Monday 17th July and close on Friday 15th September  via our website