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Barbican Theatre Performance Training

Barbican Theatre and Young People: DANCE  |  ACT |  INNOVATE  |  CREATE


Junction FREE taster sessions:

  • Dance: Mon 23 April (5:15pm – 6:45pm)
  • Theatre: Mon 23 April (7pm – 8:30pm)

    COMPANY b Summer Season Auditions:

  • Dance: Tue 24 April 2018 (6pm-9pm) ages 14-25
  • Theatre: Wed 25 April 2018 (6pm-9pm) – ages 14-25

    Please email with details of the young person who’d like to attend (and which session) and we will be in touch.


      • 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 14 – 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. 

    More info

    Click below to download our information leaflets:

    Barbican Theatre Performance Training – Dance

    Barbican Theatre Performance Training – Act

    FORCE: free arts leadership programme

    COMPANY b Auditions



    Dance Junction ages 12 – 16

    Barbican Theatre
    From: 23/04/2018
    To: 02/07/2018
    Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm (Mondays)
    Price: £70 per term (10 weeks) / £210 per year

    Theatre Junction: ages 12 – 16

    Barbican Theatre
    From: 23/04/2018
    To: 02/07/2018
    Time: 7pm - 8:30pm (Mondays)
    Price: £70 per term (10 weeks) / £210 per year

    COMPANY b Dance: ages 14 – 25

    Barbican Theatre
    From: 24/04/2018
    To: 03/7/2018
    Time: 6pm - 9pm (Tuesdays)
    Price: £87 per term (10 weeks) / £260 per year

    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

    FORCE: ages 15-25

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

    INDRA (14-18 years)

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