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Work With Barbican Theatre

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference. Barbican Theatre welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique view and interpretation to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisation.
About Barbican Theatre Plymouth
Barbican Theatre is committed to building Plymouth’s cultural voice. We have been working for 42 years to inspire the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs to find their creative voices (voices often unheard). 
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and a registered charity. We specialise in creating performances and events for unique spaces, mixing genres and styles to create innovative, accessible work, and taking performances that people want to engage with, direct to their communities.  We are committed to inclusivity regardless of cultural, sexual or social background. 
People can get involved with our work in so many ways; not just as a participant or an audience member. We have opportunities to engage with technical, choreography, directing, writing, producing, designing, digital, film making and much more.  There are so many opportunities and experiences we want to help emerging talent explore and engage with so that together we can create work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone so we ensure our performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. 
Barbican Theatre is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, Youth Music, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
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Short Play/Theatre Dialogue Call Out

Calling local writers! The Barbican Theatre are looking for short (up to 5 min) pieces of writing for theatre for 1-3 actors to use in our work with our Adult’s Acting course participants.

This is a great opportunity to see your work brought to life by our participants and facilitators over the course of the next term of Acting and Performance workshops, with a sharing at the end of the course on 16th July at the Barbican Theatre.

To be considered, your writing needs to be:

The piece can be suitable for live performances
Suitable to be performed by actors 18+
Contain appropriate content for audiences and community members
Able to be directed and have some light edits to respond to performer’s needs
Be up to 5 mins long

Please submit by Tuesday 21st May

An opportunity to get that scene out of your head, off your laptop and onto the stage!

Please submit a short application using this form:

Work Experience at Barbican Theatre

Are you interested in learning all about working in the arts? Do you have a passion for theatre, dance, music and much more? We offer a number of bespoke work experience placements throughout the year. Please fill out this form to express your interest in work experience with us and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss things further.


Please be aware that Barbican Theatre cannot consider speculative enquiries regarding employment - all current vacancies are listed on our website on this page.
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