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Barbican Theatre Performance Training

Barbican Theatre and Young People:



*The 2019 Spring term starts from Monday 14 January 2019:

FREE Dance Junction Tasters 5:15pm – 6:45pm Mon 14 Jan. Book yours here

FREE COMPANY b Dance Auditions 6pm – 9pm Tue 15 Jan. Book yours here



    • Do you want a career in Performing Arts?
    • Do you want to voice and develop your ideas?
    • Do you want to become more confident and improve your well-being?
    • Do you want to learn and develop new techniques and skills?
    • Do you want to perform on stage and in unusual locations?
    • Do you want to learn about the technical, teaching and producing elements of performing arts?


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.

What will I gain from Performance Training?

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. 

What ages is Performance Training for?

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. 

How is the year split?

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. 


Dance Junction: ages 12 – 16

Barbican Theatre
From: 14/01/2019
To: 01/04/2019
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm (Mondays)
Price: £70 per term (10 weeks) / £210 per year

Theatre Junction: ages 12 – 16

Barbican Theatre
From: 14/01/2019
To: 01/04/2019
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm (Mondays)
Price: £70 per term (10 weeks) / £210 per year

COMPANY b Dance: ages 16 – 25

Barbican Theatre
From: 15/01/2019
To: 02/04/2019
Time: 6pm - 9pm (Tuesdays)
Price: £87 per term (10 weeks) / £260 per year

COMPANY b Theatre: ages 16 – 25

Barbican Theatre
From: 16/01/2019
To: 03/04/2019
Time: 6-9pm (Wednesdays)
Price: £87 per term (10 weeks) | £260 per year

FORCE: ages 15-25

Barbican Theatre
From: 11/10/2018
To: 26/07/2019
Time: Mon, Tue, Wed (term times)
Price: FREE

INDRA (14-18 years)

Barbican Theatre
From: 17/09/2018
To: 03/04/2019
Time: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Price: FREE