ReBels Adults

Are you looking for something exciting, new and fun to get stuck into in 2024? The Barbican Theatre are offering Adults courses as part of our ReBels programme. No experience necessary, these classes are a great opportunity to develop new skills, meet new people and challenge yourself to try new things in a safe and inclusive environment. 

Adults Acting and Performance - 10 week course (Tuesdays 5.30-7.30 at Barbican Theatre)

£6 per session / £50 block booking for 10 x week course /£100 for both Adult’s courses (saving £20!)


Adults Acting and Performance 

Unleash your creativity on stage! Join our Adults Acting and Performance course at the Barbican Theatre. Develop your confidence, communication and imagination, in our fun, creative sessions. This course welcomes everyone, no prior experience required. Meet new people and learn new skills from our experienced facilitators, in a pressure-free environment, at The Barbican Theatre. 

Over the ten weeks, we’ll be working with text in the form of short scripts, finding creative approaches to characterisation, working physically and exploring using props and puppetry. 


Community Cabaret - 10 week course (Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 at Barbican Theatre)

£6 per session / £50 block booking for 10 x week course /£100 for both Adult’s courses (saving £20!)

Experience the thrill of cabaret and devised performance! Join our weekly Adults Community Cabaret Workshops at Barbican Theatre. 

Working with a professional theatre maker, you will develop performance skills, create new work and take your skills to the next level! 

As part of a collaborative company, you will explore what YOU want to make, decide on what forms of theatre you’re interested in and develop your own performance. 


Queer Chaos! 10 week Course- Tuesdays 6.30-8.30 at The Barbican Theatre

£6 per session / £60 block booking for 10 x week course

‘Queer not as being about who you’re having sex with (that can be a dimension of it); but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live,’ Bell Hooks.

This ten week course aims to apply a queer lens to the theatrical world and encourage participants to explore and embrace the chaos that ensues when we twist, or ‘queer’ established norms. Throughout the course you’ll look at: 

  • What happens when you apply a queer lens and add a queer voice to traditional tales?
  • Queering the form – what happens when we mess with narrative structure and expectations of form?
  • Exploring our own queerness – verbatim story exploration. 
  • How do we show queer joy? What does that look like onstage?
  • Questioning queer tropes and creating new ones. 
  • The idea of safe spaces and chosen family, for everyone.

And so much more! 

Please note that you do not have to identify as queer to enjoy or attend these sessions, but you do need to be open to creating a safe, tolerant environment. We have a zero-tolerance policy to harassment and discrimination, and strive to harbour a safe space for all to creatively share and participate.

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Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps)
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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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