• 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. During the day you can meet current students, staff and observe classes, as well as have a Q&A session with the Principal, Edward Hicks. The Open Day runs alongside a normal school day and we therefore need to limit the number of places to ensure it doesn't disrupt the training.

The next Open Day will be held in February 2020; the exact date will be confirmed in due course. Please revisit this page in January to book a place or sign up to receive our e-newsletter if you would like to be notified when booking opens:



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.