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Watch Open Clasp’s award-winning prison drama online for free



As theatres around the world are forced to close their doors, experience Open Clasp Theatre Company‘s award-winning Key Change for free online. The prison drama goes live at 1pm on 20th March 2020 and you can watch it here – just click play on the link above. In these uncertain times, it’s more important than […]

Watch Rattle Snake



Open Clasp Theatre Company‘s Rattle Snake is a play based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. It was originally developed as part of a training programme for frontline police officers in Durham, and last year toured the UK. You can watch it here from 25th November […]

Professorial lecture on arts and criminal justice



University of Wolverhampton’s Professor Laura Caulfield’s inaugural lecture on arts in the criminal justice system is now available to watch online. “Where I am now, I didn’t imagine I could be”: Creative approaches to rehabilitation in the criminal justice system is a useful resource for students, academics, practitioners and anyone interested in the role of arts […]

New film makes the case for arts in criminal justice



We are pleased to announce the release of our new film Why do arts in criminal justice matter? Using interviews filmed during our 2017 Annual Conference at the National Theatre, the film features responses from sector leaders and supporters, and shares inspirational accounts of our members’ work; making a compelling case for arts in criminal justice. What access to the […]

Key Change



Following our blog post in October, we are delighted to share with you Open Clasp‘s critically-acclaimed ‘Key Change’, screening here until 10 December to mark the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Devised with women in HMP Low Newton, UK and originally toured to male prisons, Key Change is a raw and illuminating […]