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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

Partnership working

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

Stay Safe

From Accidents
Health and safety; high staffing ratios

From maltreatment, abuse or exploitation
Child protection

From violence
Non bullying agenda

From bullying and discrimination
Equal opportunities and “respect”

Be Healthy

Be physically healthy
Singing, dancing, drama

Be emotionally or mentally healthy
Circle time, self confidence

Be sexually healthy
Self respect

Have a healthy lifestyle
Respect for self and others. Physical activities

Choose not to take drugs
Self respect

Enjoy and Achieve

Attend and enjoy school

Achieve educational standards at primary level
Literacy, enjoyment

Achieve educational standards at secondary level
Self confidence; literacy

Enjoy recreation
Through drama

Achieve Economic Wellbeing

Engage in further education, employment and training
We offer vocational opportunities

Be ready for employment
Self confidence

Live in decent homes and communities
Encourage well being in families

Make a Positive Contribution

Engage in decision-making
Circle Time

Support the community or environment
Enhanced opportunities for families,

Choose not to offend, re-offend or engage in anti-social behaviour
Respect Agenda

Choose not to bully or discriminate
Anti-bullying and discrimination agenda

Develop self confidence and enterprising behaviours

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Company Limited by Guarantee No: 50005481.
Registered Charity No: 1107362.

Open Minds Theatre Company provide short breaks for disabled children and young people.

Contact Details

ROAR Art Space, Westgate Chambers, Westgate
Rotherham S60 1AN
T: 01709 829446

Geographical area served

  • Town Centre
  • Eastwood
  • Clifton
  • East Dene
  • Wellgate
  • Canklow
  • Broom
  • Broom Valley
  • Herringthorpe
  • Moorgate
  • Morthen
  • Springwell Gardens
  • Valley and Whiston
  • Blackburn
  • Ferham
  • Greasbrough
  • Masbrough
  • Kimberworth
  • Kimberworth Park
  • Meadowbank
  • Munsbrough
  • Rockingham
  • Scholes
  • Thornhill
  • Thorpe Hesley
  • Wingfield
  • Brampton Bierlow
  • Harley
  • Swinton
  • Wath
  • Wentworth
  • West Melton
  • Upper Haugh
  • Dalton
  • East Herringthorpe
  • Hooton Roberts
  • Kilnhurst
  • Parkgate
  • Rawmarsh
  • Ravenfield
  • Ravenfield Common
  • Thryberg
  • Brecks part of Herringthorpe
  • Bramley
  • Flanderwell
  • Hellaby
  • Hooton Levitt
  • Maltby
  • Sunnyside
  • Wickersley
  • Dinnington
  • Slade Hooton
  • Firbeck
  • Letwell
  • Girdingwells
  • Woodsett
  • Thorpe Salvin
  • South & North Anston
  • Harthill
  • Kiveton Park
  • Wales
  • Hardwick
  • Laughton Common
  • Laughton-en-le-Morthen
  • Letwell
  • 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
  • 16-19


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.

Additional information

  • 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