Open Days and Outreach
  • 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 in October 2020. The sign up form will go live on this page in September. 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 depart, dropping off at Oxford Parkway Station and Oxford city centre.

Please note that the Open Day runs alongside a normal school day and we therefore limit the number of available places to ensure that training is not disrupted. Places on the day are therefore reserved for potential students only and are offered on a first come, first served basis.


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.

The Outreach weekends will be held on:

Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March 2020 in OLDHAM  – (Coliseum Theatre)

Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15 March 2020 in WOLVERHAMPTON (Newhampton Arts Centre)

The Outreach weekends will consist of workshops in acting, voice, movement and audition techniques. The programme is open to anyone who is thinking about becoming a professional actor through drama training, who meets one or more of the criteria below, and is a UK resident, aged 18+. 

  • are from families with lower incomes (£25,000 household income or lower)
  • are from an ethnic minority background
  • have a declared disability