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Every penny of profit from the venue goes directly to young people in Norfolk through our charity OPEN Youth Trust.

A a compelling proposition


THE VENUE Formerly the site of a wine merchant, Gurney’s Bank and the Regional HQ of Barclays, the 50,000 ft² landmark Grade ll listed building on Bank Plain has played a pivotal role in the development of Norwich, which is indeed a fine city. It is now home to OPEN, a multi-purpose venue whose profits are donated to OPEN Youth Trust, a charity that has been helping young people in Norfolk for over ten years.

With funding increasingly hard to come by, the charity is working towards self-sustainability by optimising commercial income from the venue and increasing its capacity. The multi-purpose nature of the venue, its top rated technical facilities and exquisite catering for any taste or budget, mean that we can offer a variety of corporate solutions, fulfilling any specific communication need in a combination of flexible spaces.

The event looked amazing, sounded amazing and ran super smoothly thanks to all the team at OPEN. The new technical facilities and staging were superb with no need to hire in any additional lighting or sound. The launch was the culmination of months of work, so to see our new brand brought alive so professionally was truly emotional for our partners and created a sense of pride in our staff. Sharyn Scott Business Development Manager, Larking Gowen


CONFERENCES BANQUETING MEETING ROOM HIRE CLUB NIGHTS PARTIES WEDDINGS PUBLIC EVENTS CLIMBING DANCE STUDIO CAFÉ GYM SECURE STORAGE LIVE MUSIC


TECHNICAL FACILITIES

With the best technical facilities and largest projection screen in the city we can stage anything from a small meeting to a major conference with breakout rooms, full scale theatrical productions, orchestral concerts, award ceremonies, banquets, launches or film screenings.


CAFÉ

CATERING

CANAPÉS & BUFFETS BANQUETS FINE DINING OUTSIDE CATERING CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Our in-house catering offers budgets and menus for any event from canapés and buffets to gala dinners or fine dining in the privacy and splendour of the former Bank Manager’s Dining Room.

The food was exquisitely presented, imaginative, delicious, fresh and good restaurant quality. The service was friendly, not intrusive and helped make a relaxed evening with friends. It would be perfect to use OPEN’s catering to prepare a special event dinner, such as a family celebration, or wedding party and the food would certainly enhance the occasion. A wonderful and special evening was had by us all. Nan & Jon Neville-Jones


EVERY PENNY OF PROFIT FROM THE VENUE...


...BENEFITS YOUNG PEOPLE IN NORFOLK.


We have found that working with Open has been a two-way street whereby we help their fundraising efforts by sponsoring events and also get to make the most of the fantastic facilities the venue has to offer. Charlotte Sheehy Associate - Business Development and Marketing, Leathes Prior Solicitors

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THE CHARITY


DROP IN HUB

We engage with around 4,500 young people each year aged between 11 and 19. A programme of positive activities and workshops give the most disadvantaged the life skills and confidence to find their own path in life into meaningful work or following their passion. A further 10,000 young people a year attend events, awards ceremonies, music and dance shows, fulfilling our remit as a youth venue.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Our holiday activities attract younger children aged 4-12 years old.

SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT

Schools are sending us students to be re-engaged as they struggle with the transition to secondary education or fall into intervention.

OUTREACH

We are now taking what we do so well in Norwich out to youth clubs suffering from funding cuts in areas of rural isolation, under the banner of OPEN Norfolk.


WORKSHOPS Life Hack Eat Well Work Ready

TRAINING PROGRAMMES Climbing Boxing Mixed Martial Arts Music Dance Drama Creative writing Photography Media production Hospitality Kitchen skills

WORK EXPERIENCE Volunteering Apprenticeships Internships


4,500 YOUNG PEOPLE attend our drop in hub and outreach centres each year.


10,000 CHILDREN attend dance shows, musical theatre or youth conferences each year.

100 YOUNG PEOPLE

are trained each year as volunteers.

1,020 POSITIVE ACTIVITY SESSIONS

are delivered each year to the most disadvantaged.


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY It’s a compelling proposition for any organisation interested in enhancing its CSR strategy.

Every penny of profit from any of our activities goes directly to the benefit of young people in Norfolk rather than shareholders, owners or vested interests. We are endeavouring to make our charity selfsufficient, by developing more diverse public events, increasing capacity in our Banking Hall and encouraging wider corporate use of our spaces.


YOU CAN HELP BY... You can fulfil your own communication, marketing or training objectives whilst helping disadvantaged young people, and help us achieve our ambition of becoming selfsufficient.

Booking a conference or event Using our in-house catering facility Hiring a meeting room Sponsoring an event Making us your charity of the year Hosting a private dining experience Sponsoring a youth programme Funding a capital project Contributing towards an Apprentice’s salary Sponsoring a part of the building

OR make a regular monthly donation by Direct Debit +£100

could pay for 10 gym memberships for young people.

+£200

could pay for 80 bursary places on our School Holiday programme.

+£250

could pay for an apprentice for 12 months.


Every penny of profit from the venue makes a positive difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk.

To start a conversation contact

John Gordon-Saker, CEO john@opennorwich.org.uk 01603 252115 OPEN Youth Trust 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF

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OPEN Youth Trust Corporate Brochure  

This brochure highlights how the revenue from the venue directly benefits young people in Norfolk - a compelling proposition for any organis...

OPEN Youth Trust Corporate Brochure  

This brochure highlights how the revenue from the venue directly benefits young people in Norfolk - a compelling proposition for any organis...

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