Secondary Schools

Secondary schools in Torbay and Devon can get involved with our Open Doors Outreach programme through three key offers:


Artists in Residence programmes: Theatre of the Mind


A theatre and wellbeing education program which uses active learning. This program supports early intervention and awareness by increasing knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing in young people.  It reduces stigma and improves awareness of self-resilience and coping strategies. It also cultivates a safe learning environment for participants to understand and connect with their emotions through drama and creative practice.

Available either as a 3-week Foundation programme or a more intensive 6-week Residency. Please contact to find out more and visit the Theatre of The Mind webpage.


#Clean up your Doorstep Poster competition:

We need your help to clean up Torbay. Littering hurts our oceans and green places and we all want this to change! Could you create a ‘Clean up your Doorstep’ Poster to be the face of our local campaign?

Design a unique & inspiring poster to promote picking up litter in Torbay and looking after our environment with the hashtag ‘#Clean up your Doorstep’ as the slogan. Your poster will be used to promote the ‘Clean up your Doorstep’ campaign across Torbay for the year. Get drawing and designing- the deadline is 8th August 2021! (If you do a digital deisgn please ensure that any images you use are copyright free).

There are also other exciting prizes that will be split between each age group category winner ( 4-6yrs,7-11yrs, 12-14 yrs,15-20yrs) and the overall winner!



→ Click here to read the competition details and learn how you can submit


→ Checkout last year’s winners here!










Touring Theatre Shows


The Doorstep Platform strand bring touring theatre into non-traditional theatre spaces. Our team are currently working to develop small-scale offers for schools which can be safely done within social distancing guidelines. Please contact to find out more.



The Devising Discovery Series


A schools outreach programme that runs annually every Jan/Feb, providing devising support from visiting professional artists in schools, & a shared platform for Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form students to take to the stage and perform at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Please contact and visit this link to find out more.


→ Primary school outreach offers

→ More about Open Doors Outreach

→ Visit our live Projects page