Open Door

Open Door is a 8-month part time and flexible intensive course designed to give you what you need to take the next step in your career.  This year we are working 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 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.

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.

Last years cohorts received 64 offers to the leading drama schools in the country.

Applicant criteria for 2019/2020:

  •  Age 18-26 (acting) Age 17-30 (backstage)

  • Based in London/Essex, East Midlands, Rotherham or Sheffield/surrounding area 

  • Annual household income less than £30k

  • Not a university graduate

  • Commitment to acting or backstage arts as career goal

  • Commitment to applying for BA(hons) Acting course or backstage course at – RADA, Guildhall, RCS, RWCMD, & RCSSD. Acting applicants will also apply at Drama Centre & LAMDA

  • Not studying on a foundation course during the 2019-2020 academic year

  • U.K citizen or have lived in the U.K long enough to be eligible for student finance

www.opendoor.org.uk

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September 3, 2019

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