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OPEN Youth Trust

OPEN Youth Trust was established in 2005 to provide opportunities for young people in Norfolk including those who are most disadvantaged, with the longer-term aim of making a positive difference to their lives.

OPEN in Norwich is able to offer a range of different activities, most of which are free to attend, for young people aged 7 – 25.

These include:

Climbing Wall Sessions

Climbing is quickly becoming a popular alternative sport, it is a great way of keeping fit and meeting new people. Those taking part in these sessions will not only learn how to climb, but also how to interact socially, solve difficult problems, build trust and work as a team. Sessions are 60 minute in duration and all equipment is provided.

Dance and Performing Arts

OPEN offers a variety of dance classes from ballet to street dance. Dancing has great health benefits and their classes are guaranteed to get your energy pumping, burn calories, make friends and are great fun too! Anyone can enjoy these classes regardless of age, gender, ability or knowledge.

OPEN’s drama sessions will introduce you to a wide variety of drama experiences including character building, physical theatre, storytelling, script work, choreography, movement and improvisation skills.

Birthday Parties

Planning a birthday party and want to do something different? Then why not let OPEN Norwich do the organising so you can join in the fun?

A birthday party at OPEN is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday. Not only will it be great fun, but it will also get your children active and will hopefully tire them out too. OPEN offers:

  • Climbing Wall birthday parties which give you an hour’s climbing session. All children will get the chance to experience climbing, putting their trust in their friends (and our instructors) to belay them and keep them safe. We have routes for everyone regardless of whether this is their first time or they are experienced climbers.
  • Dance parties offer great fun for girls and boys of all ages and abilities. You can choose the dance style and music, or you can leave it all up to us. One of our professional dancers will then choreograph your very own routine before your party.

Naturally, every child is different, so at OPEN they pride themselves on creating a totally unique birthday party experience for everyone.

OPEN Drop In

Drop In is a service for young people aged  11 – 19.  There are youth workers on site to offer help with a range of things, whether it be education, employment, housing or health. Also, on offer are a range of activities from a pool tables, air hockey or computer game consoles!

Drop In gives those who visit a chance to mix with their peers, to just sit, chat and be themselves.

Drop In opening times during term time are Tuesday – Friday 3 – 7pm, & Saturdays 10am – 6pm. School holiday opening times are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

During the school holidays OPEN offers a wide range of workshops for young people aged between 7 – 12. These include photography, animation, craft creations, drama, science made fun and climbing. Find out more here.


20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.

Tel: 01603 763111 (Box Office).

Registered Charity No: 1108712.

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