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INDRA (14-18 years)

Barbican Theatre
From: 27/09/2017
To: 25/07/2018
Time: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Price: FREE

INDRA (ages 14 – 18)

Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm (term time)

INDRA is an international congress, which brings young people from across the globe together to share, explore, break apart and resolve human experiences of conflict through the Arts. Indra consists of groups in the UK; Plymouth, Durham, Burnley, Bolton and Derry, Northern Ireland; whilst internationally groups exist in India, Palestine, South Africa, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, Brazil.


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 is needed!


What we would really like you to do is tell us why you would like to be a part of INDRA Plymouth. This can be via email as a voice recording, short film or a written paragraph – whatever works best for you! The sorts of things we’d like to know about you in your application are:

  • Do you have an interest in political and/or social issues in the UK and globally?
  • Do you want to find out about how people live and work in other parts of the world?
  • Any interest you have in actively contributing to cultural integration in Plymouth and the rest of the world!
  • A bit about you and your interests, passions in life etc.

Please email your application document or recording to Alix Harris on

Watch the Indra Plymouth Member’s pledge their support to Palestine by clicking here:

Indra cover for video



The groups work independently on exploring the conflicts in their local communities and use the arts for conflict transformation. Over the years the groups have met in Plymouth for a Global congress, which involved a sharing of the groups work and stories. The week culminated in a parade through the city centre as a celebration of the unity of the work. In 2013 the global congress took place in Derry, Northern Ireland as part of the City of Culture celebrations. In July 2015 Plymouth hosted and interim congress in preparation for Palestine 2016.

In the Plymouth group we devise theatre around issues that are important to the participants in the group, we then share these with the wider INDRA groups and ask them to feed into our devising process by exploring the same topic, or responding to questions that we have. We then use this information to generate the material that we then turn into a performance.