Open Minds Theatre Company
To help people grow through self expression, via drama, dance and singing; to help people to work together co-operatively through production; to gain confidence and enhance self esteem.
Open Minds Theatre Company works in the community to assist in the developing and equipping of people to lead effective and fulfilled lives by improving their confidence, self esteem, understanding of others and themselves, communication skills and self-discipline through their exposure to and involvement in drama. We work with different groups of disadvantaged people in the community and we are committed to using performance drama as a means of opening people’s minds and combating bigotry and prejudice.
We are keen to work in partnership with other organisations.
We provide out of school workshops for children. Many take place in schools, commissioned by them. 300+ take part.
We run 2 evening classes at the Unity Centre for over 60 children. We arrange theatre visits and performances in our own Market Gallery. We aim to include children with disabilities in our activities.
We develop relationships with parents and increase social capital in the area.
We bring Colourscape to Rotherham annually
We have worked with REMA on the Kashmiri project, about Kasmir immigrants to Rotherham, Swamp Circus, PCT, Gang Crime Prevention Unit, Sheffield
Comments from beneficiaries & partners
You saved his life!
Every Child Matters Outcomes
Health and safety; high staffing ratios
From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation
Non bullying agenda
From bullying and discrimination
Equal opportunities and “respect”
Be physically healthy
Singing, dancing, drama
Be emotionally or mentally healthy
Circle time, self confidence
Be sexually healthy
Have a healthy lifestyle
Respect for self and others. Physical activities
Choose not to take drugs
Enjoy and Achieve
Attend and enjoy school
Achieve educational standards at primary level
Achieve educational standards at secondary level
Self confidence; literacy
Achieve Economic Wellbeing
Engage in further education, employment and training
We offer vocational opportunities
Be ready for employment
Live in decent homes and communities
Encourage well being in families
Make a Positive Contribution
Engage in decision-making
Support the community or environment
Enhanced opportunities for families,
Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour
Choose not to bully or discriminate
Anti-bullying and discrimination agenda
Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 50005481.
Registered Charity No: 1107362.
Open Minds Theatre Company provide short breaks for disabled children and young people.
Geographical area served
- Town Centre
- East Dene
- Broom Valley
- Springwell Gardens
- Valley and Whiston
- Kimberworth Park
- Thorpe Hesley
- Brampton Bierlow
- West Melton
- Upper Haugh
- East Herringthorpe
- Hooton Roberts
- Ravenfield Common
- Brecks part of Herringthorpe
- Hooton Levitt
- Slade Hooton
- Thorpe Salvin
- South & North Anston
- Kiveton Park
- Laughton Common
- Wentworth North
- Wentworth South
- Wentworth Valley
- Rotherham North
- Rotherham South
- Rother Valley West
- Rother Valley South
Age ranges served
- Primary 5-9
- Primary 9-11
- Secondary 11-13
- Secondary 13-16
Open Minds Theatre Company employs 0 staff.
Most staff are graduates. Some have fewer qualifications, working as assistants, but with experience
Open Minds Theatre Company has 0 volunteers.
Food handling. Training needs will change as new staff are appointed
3000 children and young people from across Rotherham
Very professional, experienced staff; inclusively; fun times; commitment, enthusiasm
And for the Future...
To continue to deliver good quality services across South Yorkshire. To work with younger children from the age of 4.
- Nominated Child Protection Officer
- CRB checks
Policies in Place
- Child Protection Policy
- Safeguarding Policy
- Equality & Diversity Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Recruitment & Selection Policy
- Confidentiality Policy
- Data Protection Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Internet and Email Usage Policy
- Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure
- Environmental Policy
- Disability Discrimination Act Compliant
- Training and Development Plan