• Open Days and Outreach

    Open Days and Outreach

There are two ways in which you can experience firsthand what happens at the school.

Open Days

We run several Open Days each year to give potential students an opportunity to gain a real taste of life at the School.

The next Open Day will be held on Friday 28th February 2020. We will operate a free bus service on the day from/to Oxford. The bus will pick up in central Oxford at 9.30am and from Oxford Parkway Station at 9.45am.

The day will start at 10.15am with a welcome from the Executive Director, Liz Wilson. You will then have the opportunity to observe some classes and attend a Q&A session with the Principal, Edward Hicks, as well as meet some of our current students. The day will finish at 2.00pm and the bus will arrive.

The Open Day runs alongside a normal school day and we therefore limit the number of available places to ensure it doesn't disrupt the training.

Please note that places are reserved for applicants only.

The sign-up form will be available on this page from Tuesday 28th January 2020.


The Oxford School of Drama is committed to developing diversity in the arts and working proactively towards an increase in the range of actors training for the profession. The outreach work aims to increase access for all those who aspire to train at drama school and to ensure that the students training at The Oxford School of Drama are representative of our wider national communities.

It is important to us that those students who attend our outreach work can afford to access our training and we offer free auditions, help with travel costs and bursaries to students who attend the programmes.

Our Outreach Programme includes regional auditions and workshops. This activity is targeted at potential students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the acting profession.

For further information about our Outreach Programme contact Liz Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.