Get Involved! Open Theatre works with young people with creative differences, and anyone willing to support those young people to contribute to the creative and cultural life of the West Midlands. 

Current Opportunities

Open Theatre/The Rep Work Experience Week 2024

In partnership with The Birmingham Rep, Open Theatre is offering a week of Work Experience in May 2024. Open Theatre’s Work Experience week is for young people in Year 11-13 with learning disabilities and/or autism who have an interest in working in the Arts and enjoy Drama.

During the week, young people will experience an introduction to different job roles in a regional theatre setting, as well as experiencing Open Theatre’s non-verbal physical theatre practice. They will also be supported to work towards achieving an Arts Award qualification. This week will be a brilliant opportunity to explore what it is like to work within the Arts sector and gain more understanding of future career pathways.

 The work experience week will run from Monday 20th May until Friday 24th May 2024. If you are interested in taking part, please email to receive an application form. 

Application forms must be completed by Friday 22nd March 2024

Free Training Day for Theatre Practitioners: February 2024

Open Theatre are looking for passionate and enthusiastic theatre practitioners to train in our unique non-verbal physical theatre practice. If you’re a freelance practitioner that is interested in working with young people with learning disabilities – sign up for this FREE training today! 

Open Theatre is dedicated to developing and working with young people with disabilities across the West Midlands, Coventry and Warwickshire including in community settings and SEN schools. 

Our training day will give you practical experience and techniques in non-verbal physical theatre with our Director Richard Hayhow. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be familiar with the practice already, we are looking for practitioners that value fun, creativity, improvisation and music to connect with young people. 

Please note: We are particularly interested in freelance practitioners based in Coventry and Warwickshire. 

Applicants must be available for training on Thursday 15th February. 

If you are interested, please email

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