The Impact of #Openhire - Year Two

Our goal in establishing #OpenHire was to change the culture of hiring creative freelancers in theatre, to make it more transparent – more open. We made great strides in our first year, and built on that in our second.

Who Advertises on #OpenHire?

Anyone can use #OpenHire to search for talented creatives. Some major companies have made a commitment to advertising at least one major role per year through the platform. Companies committing this year include:

#Openhire in numbers

Subscribers (Oct 2022)
Followers on Twitter (Oct 2022)

Special mentions

We are especially grateful to STOCKROOM who became the first supporting organisation to make a financial contribution to our costs. Their example was then followed by the RSC, Theatr Clwyd and Shakespeare’s Globe. Stage Directors UK have been incredible by providing in-kind administration support, which makes a huge difference to us.


I think the concept is brilliant, it's so important for the theatre industry to advertise jobs out to freelancers and not just hire on word of mouth as otherwise it is impossible for new talent to break into the industry
OpenHire User