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FORCE: ages 15-25

Barbican Theatre
From: 23/10/2017
To: 23/07/2018
Time: Mon, Tue, Wed (term times)
Price: FREE

FORCE is a free training programme for aspiring arts leaders to develop skills in dance or theatre facilitation and teaching, technical production or arts management. FORCE members receive accreditation through Arts Award and Sports Leaders UK.

To register your interest in any of our FORCE programmes, please complete the form at the link below:




Share your artistic ideas and make them happen. Develop skills in arts management and marketing through working on scratch nights, festivals, and events, mentored by our experienced Creative Producer Dan Baker.



Train in technical production and stage management with our experienced Production Manager Jamie Smith. Learn technical skills in lighting and sound, and gain hands on experience as a technical assistant with professional companies.



In depth leadership training with our experienced Dance Practitioner Suzie West. Training covers legal requirements, marketing and how to structure and facilitate dance workshops, combining technique and artistic content.


Theatre FORCE

Receive quality leadership and facilitation mentoring from our team of practitioners, led by Alix Harris. Learn how to structure and deliver workshops combining technical and artistic content and find your feet in the arts industry as a theatre practitioner.


All FORCE trainees can earn accreditation via Arts Award and Dance Leaders 2 Award from Sports Leaders UK. They will be mentored and supervised throughout their training by professional artists, productions and art managers with a wealth of experience.

If you are interested in joining one of the FORCE groups or if you have an enquiry, please email Dan Baker our Creative Producer and House Manager at or call 01752 267131 and we will be happy to help.

If you would like one of our FORCE groups to provide technical support for a production or run an educational, community or extra-curricular dance or theatre workshop, you can also contact Dan Baker on



  1. Harry

    5 years ago

    Is there any accreditiation for the Tech force option?
    Does it need CRB check ? Thanks.

    • catharine

      5 years ago

      Hi Harry
      The accreditation would be through Arts Award at either Silver or Gold Level and you would also need to get a CRB check which we would organise but you would need to pay for at a cost of £50.00
      Hope this answerers your question if you need any other info please get in touch again.
      Best wishes

  2. Rowena

    5 years ago

    Just signed up to do the theatre force but I was wondering whether the classes were for theatre and dance combined ? Because I know nothing about dance !

    Also is it tuesdays and Wednesdays, or is it one day or the other ?


    • Laura

      5 years ago

      Hi Rowena,

      You can sign up for Theatre Force which is on Wednesdays at 5pm. I’ve asked our Artistic Director Mark to email you with some further details.

      Hope that helps,