Claire Foy

“She is capable of getting to the truth of a character at the drop of a hat. And I think it’s because first of all, she’s enormously talented, and secondly, she’s incredibly well trained”

Nicolas Cage on Claire Foy, Graduate of the One Year Acting Course, 2007

Open Events

Open Morning events at the School

We hold an Open Morning at the School in the Autumn and Spring Term. The Open Mornings give prospective applicants the chance to view some of our classes and speak with current staff and students.

Please note that places are reserved for potential students only (one booking per person). The Open Morning runs alongside a normal school day, therefore places are limited to ensure minimum disruption.

Our next Open Morning date will be announced in December. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive notification of when booking has opened.

Information about our Open Morning events:

Getting to the School: As there is no parking available on site, the school will organise a free bus from/to Oxford city centre and Oxford Parkway station (parking is available at Oxford Parkway). On the booking form you will be asked to select which stop you will be using so we can allocate you a space on the bus.

Under 18 year olds attending: If you are under 18, please ask your parents to e-mail the school with their permission for you to attend alone. If you aren’t local, we recommend that your parents wait with you at either the bus stop on St Giles in central Oxford, or at Oxford Parkway Station, so they know that you have got on the bus. They can then spend the morning in Oxford and meet you back off the bus in the afternoon. Alternatively, if they are planning on driving you to the school, they can drop you off before spending the morning in Woodstock, or at Blenheim Palace.

Once you have booked a place: We will email you to remind you about the Open Morning the week before and we will provide details about the bus pick up points. Please let us know if you haven’t received anything from us so that we can make sure we have received your booking. We hold a waiting list, so if you are no longer able to attend please let us know as soon as possible by emailing so that your place can be allocated to the next person.

On the Day: Please bring your refreshments/lunch with you. There is no cafe on site but fruit and soft drinks will be available in the theatre foyer on arrival. Please be aware that you may be required to remove your shoes before entering into some of the classes/studios. The day will finish at 2.00pm and buses will depart shortly after.

Future Open Events:
We will hold another Open Morning event in the Spring Term and booking will be available approximately 4 weeks before. If you apply to the School and you are successful at First Round audition stage, you will be invited to a First Recall audition at the School where you will spend at least half a day at the school. The First Recall audition includes a Workshop alongside your individual audition (speeches) and hopefully this will give you a picture of day-to-day life at OSD.