Our house may be closed at the OSO for now, but there’s no reason for you not to perform in yours!


"The House Is Now Open" is an initiative that aims to facilitate remote collaborations from the home.


Any and all in the performing arts world are welcome. We want to encourage positive new collaborations between artists, providing a constructive creative outlet and spreading a strong community spirit in this difficult time.  Meet new people remotely, forge fresh creative relationships and make something beautiful for the world to see.

From the sign-ups we receive, we will be digitally introducing artists to each other in allocated groups and facilitating the creation of new pieces, from pen to performance. Performances will be recorded by you from the home, and shared on our platform for all to see and celebrate.


When the house is finally able to open again at the OSO Arts Centre, a selection of these pieces will be performed live in our theatre as a testament to the resilience of the performing arts community. 


Sign up now at this link: 


We anticipate arranging collaborations mostly in the following categories, but are open to all ideas:



A playwright creates a monologue to be interpreted by a director and performed by an actor.


Classical Song:

A poet/librettist writes a poem for a composer to set to music for a singer and accompanist.


Musical Theatre Song:

A playwright/librettist writes text for a composer to set for a singer and accompanist.

Instrumental Piece:

A composer writes a piece for instrumentalist(s). These can then be interpreted further by other performing artists.


Don’t fit into any of these categories? Have a different idea you want to explore? Sign up anyway! From dance interpretations of music pieces, to clowning duologues over video chat, we want to facilitate and celebrate it all.


We encourage any video and audio editors/artists to sign up too. You’ll be able to head up the production process of a chosen collaboration!


Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions at THiNO@osoarts.org.uk

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