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COMPANY b Theatre: ages 14 – 25

Barbican Theatre
From: 25/04/2018
To: 04/07/2018
Time: 6-9pm (Wednesdays)
Price: £87 per term (10 weeks) | £260 per year

Summer Season Auditions:  Wed 25 April 2018 (6pm-9pm)

Please email with details of the young person who’d like to attend and we will be in touch. (NB these are workshop auditions and no pre-prep is required)

A socially engaged theatre company made up of the most talented young actors from across the city. Company b Theatre members make edgy, original performances with leading theatre practitioners. Aspiring actors train with highly skilled theatre practitioners to make socially engaged, cutting edge original performances. Company b members develop exceptional performance skills and theatre technique. Ideal for young people studying GSCE, A Level or Higher Education  Theatre, as well as for those with limited or no previous experience, but with a burning desire to develop and progress.

Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm (term time)

£87 per term (10 weeks) | £260 per year (equates to £8.70 per  3 hour session)

The classes are split into three 10 week long terms (that mirror academic terms):

  • Term 1: September to December
  • Term 2: January to March/April (depending on when Easter falls)
  • Term 3: April to July

No experience needed – all styles welcome!

This year’s auditions for COMPANY b Theatre have now taken place. Spaces occasionally may come up during the year to register your interest in being considered should a space become available, then please complete the form at the link below:



Many of the young people we work with go on to train at some of the best drama schools and universities in the country.

This cutting edge company is an integral part of our engine room for creating and producing new theatre. COMPANY b Theatre members train, make and deliver high quality dance and theatre performance work in a professional environment with professional artists.

In 2015-16 COMPANY b Theatre have continued their incredible work engaging with social issues and training their skills in performance. Following initial auditions with a staggering 70+ young people, the 2015-16 group have worked together to devise and rehearse their main summer show, Attempts on Her Life, by Martin Crimp. During their training, COMPANY b Theatre have also been fortunate in attending resident company workshops with Curtis Productions (The Bogus Woman) and Mars.tarrab (The Lady’s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian), prior to their performances.

With a wide range of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds – including professionally trained actors working alongside secondary school students – COMPANY b Theatre has provided brilliant opportunities to its members, including outside of the weekly training sessions. This has led many of the company to perform in events such as Plymouth Fringe Festival 2016, Theatre Royal Plymouth productions, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery shows, and as part of their own independent theatre companies – in addition to many auditioning for Barbican Theatre’s summer production of Romeo & Juliet.”

A limited number of bursaries are available to reduce the costs of the class for participants on certain benefits. Please email for more information on eligibility. 

If you’d like to know more about COMPANY b Theatre, please email or call 01752 267131 and we will be happy to help.