The Open Season provides access to our venues, facilities and resources for the amateur and community sector in the local area. It's their chance to display their achievements in a professional environment, celebrate their identity and showcase their talents. The season includes performances of small scale drama in the New Wolsey Studio, runs of performances of major musicals in the New Wolsey Theatre with our schools festival, charity and community focused events, and performances from the New Wolsey Young Company in between. Places are offered on the basis of a successful application. Applications are required to express an understanding of the potential audience for the work to be presented, demonstrate artistic ambition, or good cause i.e. historical or contextual.
Open Access provides structured opportunities for advice, guidance and mentoring, as well as increased access to the New Wolsey Theatre to the local amateur and community sector as a part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the development and sustainability of the amateur sector. We will offer time limited packages specific to their needs, advice, guidance and some mentoring will be offered at no cost, however specific forms of support and training will include a charge to the participant or group. Packages are offered on the basis of a successful application. Applications are required to express an understanding of the need for support and a description of what is required, which can include artistic guidance, technical training or marketing support etc...
The Open Platform is a web based resource. The page provides ongoing access to free and paid resources. Scripts for devised projects such as No Ball Games, workshop plans, design specifications etc will be offered at no cost thereby extending the life of these resources. We will also offer some resources at a cost such as the sets from Young Company/Youth Theatre productions that cost too much to store and therefore can be offered with a small charge.