Barbican Theatre Performance Training classes offer something a bit different. Young people choose the subject, they devise, they choreograph, they make the performances happen – as actors, dancers, technicians, producers, directors, even workshop leaders. The work created is by, with and for young people.
We want to create unusual, challenging, edgy, relevant, high quality performance and we need the best young artists in the city to help us do that.
In our fun, lively classes you will develop technical skills in dance or theatre whilst making new friends, building confidence and improving your health and well-being. Many members of Performance Training go on to train at some of the top performing arts schools and colleges in the country.
From September 2017 we will run the following Performance Training classes:
For ages 12 – 16 Dance Junction & Theatre Junction
For ages 14 – 25 COMPANY b Dance & COMPANY b Theatre
For ages 15 – 25 FORCE arts leadership training programme in danceor theatre facilitation, technical production or arts management.
We also have INDRA Plymouth (ages 12 – 16) which is our internationally connected theatre group.
The classes are split into approx three 10 week long terms (that mirror academic terms):
We do not want money to be a barrier to young people. For that reason a limited number bursaries are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Click here to read our statement on Safeguarding Children and Young Adults.
Click here to read the statement issued in June 2017 regarding changes to Performance Training from September 2017
Click here to view our Performance Training leaflet for 2017-18
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