Sam Gould and Janice Smith accepting the 2018 UP Award

Open Door Theater Receives 2018 UP Award
Open Door Theater is the proud recipient of the first annual UP award for efforts to make the cultural treasure of our Commonwealth accessible to all. The award comes with a cash prize of $10,000.  The award was presented at a reception and ceremony on June 19th in Boston.
Pictured left to right – Charles Baldwin (Program Officer – UP Initiative), Anita Walker (Executive Director – Mass Cultural Council), Sam Gould (President – Open Door Theater), Janice Smith (Board Member – Open Door Theater).
Click Here for more information about the Mass Cultural Council UP Initiative and the award.

Our 2019 Show – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

We are excited to announce our 2019 show! The show will be directed by Brian Kelly. Click HERE for more details. Auditions will be in the fall, registration will open in September – in order to be notified about auditions and performances sign up for our mailing list.

The Little Mermaid

The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI    Music by Alan Menken   Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Sla er   Book by Doug Wright  Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written and directed by John Musker & Ron Clements    Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.


For over 30 years, Open Door has been committed to providing an accessible theater experience for families from Acton, MA and surrounding communities.


Our mission is solely funded by ticket sales and donations so in addition to making a donation, the best way to support us is to attend our shows!

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"What makes Open Door so special?"
"It's the people" -
Janice Smith

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Open Door could not operate without the support of generous grants and donors. (You can access these websites by clicking on the logos.)

We are also grateful to the local Cultural Councils that support our programs and mission:
Acton Boxborough Cultural Council
Concord Cultural Council
Littleton Cultural Council
Sudbury Cultural Council
 Westford Cultural Council