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.
For ages 12 – 16 Dance Junction & Theatre Junction
For ages 16 – 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 14- 18) which is our internationally connected theatre group.
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
Click here to read our statement on Safeguarding Children and Young Adults.
Click here to read some case studies from previous members of Barbican Theatre Performance Training who are now working professionally or studying in Higher Education.