Donmar OpenHouse is a long weekend of free performances and events for groups with which the Donmar has extended and deepened its ties during Michael Longhurst’s five years as Artistic Director. These include schools and community groups in Camden and Westminster, early career and emerging theatre artists, and young people. The event is delivered in partnership with Open Door.

Since 2019 the Donmar has doubled the reach of its schools and community work, including twice touring full scale productions to schools in its local boroughs in response to declining arts provision in schools.

The company has also significantly expanded its talent development work, launching CATALYST, our training programme that creates paid training opportunities for those historically underrepresented in the sector. Since 2019 the programme has helped launch the careers of 31 early career artists and administrators, 90% of whom continue to work in the sector.

Thousands of young people each year get to see the Donmar’s world-class productions through audience development programmes providing heavily discounted or free tickets. These include £10 tickets for under 30s, supported by Barclays, for SKELETON CREW and the current sold-out production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD, as well as the ongoing Young+Free ticket lottery programme for 16-25 year olds, supported by S&P Global.

Donmar OpenHouse takes place during the run of SKELETON CREW, from 11-13 July 2024 and we'd love to get you involved!

Enter the YOUNG+FREE ballot for your chance to win a free ticket to OpenHouse

Tickets are for the SKELETON CREW performance on Friday 12 July at 7.30pm. Entrants must be aged 16-25. The performance will be followed by a post-show event with a DJ. 

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Further information for schools, communities and emerging artists can be found below.

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