FORCE Arts Leadership

Be an arts leader...

FORCE is our FREE training programme for aspiring arts leaders to develop skills in dance or theatre facilitation and teaching, technical production or arts management. FORCE members receive accreditation through Arts Award.

Applications for the next bursaries (open to everyone aged 15 - 25) for a FREE place on our FORCE programme will open later this year (for our 2019-20 academic year which begins in October) If you'd like to be informed of when applications open please follow us on Facebook (Barbican Theatre Plymouth) or email detailing which class you're interested in.


Tuesdays 4 - 6pm (term time)

Train in technical production and stage management with our experienced Production Manager Jamie Smith. Learn technical skills in lighting and sound, and gain hands on experience as a technical assistant with professional companies.

Theatre FORCE

Wednesdays 5 - 6pm (term time)

Receive quality leadership and facilitation mentoring from our team of practitioners, led by our skilled theatre practitioners. Learn how to structure and deliver workshops combining technical and artistic content and find your feet in the arts industry as a theatre practitioner.


Tuesdays 5 - 6pm (term time)

In depth leadership training with our experienced Dance Practitioner Suzie West. Training covers legal requirements, marketing and how to structure and facilitate dance workshops, combining technique and artistic content.


Mondays 5:30 - 6:30pm (term time)

Share your artistic ideas and make them happen. Develop skills in arts management and marketing through working on scratch nights, festivals, and events, mentored by our experienced Creative Producer Dan Baker.