Open Clasp make truthful, risk-taking and unforgettable theatre from a female gaze to inspire new and young audiences.

Our work is informed by the lived experiences of marginalised women and young women we work with and rooted in the belief that theatre changes lives. Since 1998, the unheard voices of women have been given a platform through collaboration, creating professional, thought-provoking and award-winning theatre.

Based in the North East of England and building a national profile, we have a developing mixed gender audience and a loyal following which includes women who share the life stories of the characters we depict. We know of no other organisation that works the way that we do.


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