Open Here

“I’ve always felt that so much more could be done to enrich the imaginative and creative lives of young people who aren’t within mainstream systems. This is a great project addressing this and I hope it will continue and grow.”

Paddy Campbell, Guest Workshop Practitioner

Established in May 2014 Open Here is an independent performance group based at Northern Stage, in Newcastle upon Tyne, supported by Tender Buttons.

Open Here’s programme consists of performance workshops with professional performance makers, monthly trips to see a range of live performance work, and intensive performance making workshops in which the group present their own work to the public.

The group grew out of a Tender Buttons programme that aimed to introduce people to different theatre making skills and approaches, and support them to make their own performance work. The group is specifically designed for people who are involved with local NHS Early Intervention in Psychosis Services.

Open Here is supported by Tender Buttons, Launchpad, Drop Everything and the Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside NHS Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams.

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Open Here is currently supported by the following funders organisations