Performance Training

Barbican Theatre Performance Training classes offer something a bit different.

Young people (ages 12 - 25) 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, relevant, high quality performance and we need the best young artists in the city to help us do that.

Many members of Performance Training go on to train at some of the top performing arts schools, colleges and universities in the country.

Performance Training 2019-20 Academic Year

Our next year begins from w/c 16 September 2019 for Dance and Theatre Junction, and w/c 23 September for COMPANY b Dance and COMPANY b Theatre. There will be some exciting changes, including:

 New lower prices for class membership

You'll only pay one fee per year and for that membership fee you'll get:

  • Attendance of your dance / theatre classes for 30 weeks a year including performances and any extra rehearsals
  • Discounted ticket price for nominated performances at Barbican Theatre / The Plymouth Athenaeum
  • 10% discount on food and non alcoholic drinks in The B-Bar
  • Opportunity to buy exclusive Performance Training t-shirts (£8) and hoodies (£18) – order form available here  (we have stock already so there’s no waiting for them to arrive if you order now!)
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What classes are available?