Open Theatre

What we’re all about


Introducing Ourselves!

We are Open Theatre, the experimental performance society at Leeds University! Here at Open Theatre we love new writing and alternative types of theatre, in other words; all theatre weird and wonderful! We are a fun and approachable society that produces professional sell out work!

At open theatre we love to experiment with new ideas and we are not afraid to go beyond the boundaries. Whether it be a piece of new-writing or physical theatre, a published play with a twist, we want to hear your ideas! 

What do we do?

We produce 4 shows per semester, 8 shows a year, giving students the chance to direct, produce, design, act in and often even write plays! 


This Years Goals:

This year our two focuses are new writing and Edinburgh Fringe. We are starting a new scheme for new writing, where participants will have the opportunity to work on their scrips, ideas and character work with actors. This scheme goes hand in hand with Open Theatre's journey to Fringe 2020, as we will be opening proposals for a piece of new writing to take to the festival next summer. 


Acting with OT:

We have regular auditions for parts in our shows each semester. Keep an eye out for our facebook page to get involved further. 


Production Team Roles with OT:

Get involved with our shadowing scheme. It's a great platform to see how a producer or director works and whether it may be something that intrests you. After taking part in the shadowing scheme there is the opportunity to assistant produce or assistant direct the following semester. If you would like to hear more, please email Chloe on: 

New Writing:

We are launching a new writing workshops throughout November. Each week will be targeted towards different things.

Week 1: 4/11/19: Generating Characters

Week 2: 11/11/19: Trialing Script (with actors)

Week 3: 18/11/19:  Using The Object

Week 4: 28/11/19: Form and Style

Theres workshops will run every Monday in November from 5-7pm. Register your interest on Facebook, or send us an email if you have any questions. 


Proposals have now open for Second Semester and will close on the 18th November 2019! Come along to our Writing Workshops, which will start on the 4th November. These workshops are designed to help with proposals and generating new writing.


Committee Members

President: Lili Fletcher

Vice President: Chloe Arrowsmith

Secretary: Joe Jones

Treasurer: Grace Revill

Publicity: Phoebe Curtis

Social Sec: Racheal Pearson and Leah Hand

Open Seat: Connie Badley

Social Media

Instagram: opentheatresoc


Absolutely not! Open Theatre is about experimenting with new types of performance and exploring what theatre you love. We encourage everyone to have a go, regardless of experience or background!
Nope! We have plenty of opportunities for members that don't want to be on stage, including trips to the theatre, workshops with industry professionals, and a variety of socials around the city.



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