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Who are ReBels?

You are all part of one rebellious family from now on so that whatever your age, your voice will be heard and skills celebrated.
All classes take place at Barbican Theatre (in the main theatre space, studio or music studio).
ReBels means breaking rules, being curious, taking on new challenges and finding your unique voice. Imagine if we uncover an entire new dance style growing out of Plymouth (like KRUMP coming out of LA), or the next music genre (like Grime from London or Drum and Bass in Bristol). Imagine if your job hasn’t even been invented yet? Who’s the next Kae Tempest? What other ways can you tell stories? What stories should we be telling?
Often in the arts world you work alongside other artists, constantly learning new tricks. Sometimes you don’t even end up being a performer but go into film, technology or directing. ReBels will make sure you get the kind of training that gives you a taste of much more than dance and theatre.
We want to support our ReBels as you build your voices and have space to be seen and heard.

Who is it for?

ReBels Talent Development can help you if you are:
1. Emerging performers: aspiring dancers, actors, and performers.
2. Aspiring musicians.
3. Visual Storytellers: visual artists, writers, and poets.
4. Multi-disciplinary Artists: artists involved in film, technology, directing, and other interdisciplinary arts.
5. Creative Community: anyone that wants to network, collaborate, and access a wide range of artistic sessions.


Ages 12 -25 & ReBels Music (ages 15-25)
£20 per term (£60 a year) and you can choose as many sessions as you like  (so you can attend any theatre, dance, music etc sessions for your age for no extra cost!) If you're aged 15-18 you can sign up for ReBels Music as well as the other ReBels weekly sessions all for the one £20 term price.
Ages 18+ Advanced Sessions & Masterclasses
  • £50 per term for all advanced weekly sessions, masterclasses, mentoring and guest workshops (saving approx £70 alone just on the cost of intensive sessions)
  • £30 per set of advanced weekly intensive sessions (usually 5 weeks)
  • £6 per session

ReBels (ages 12-18)

You can only join the classes if you purchased the membership. Buying the membership qualifies you for all classes. After purchase, complete this form to select the classes you would like to attend. You will be receiving then regular updates on classes and opportunities that you could choose from.

ReBel Short Courses (ages 18+)

By purchasing the £50 termly membership, you get access to All Advanced Sessions and Masterclasses. You can still attend Advanced Sessions by purchasing the separately - £30 per block or pay as you go per session, After purchase, complete this form  and select 'ReBels Advanced'. We will contact you to send directly classes and opportunities you could choose from. 

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Barbican Theatre is a safe space

Safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
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