ReBels Training

Opportunities for young people at Barbican Theatre...

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Our ReBels Talent Development Training return with new sessions and classes from 27 September 2021.
As always you can choose as many sessions for your age group as you like and it will still only cost you £60 for an entire year! We have weekly sessions covering music, theatre, dance, tech, writing, production, digital, film, podcasts, spoken word, performance & more...
We're changing things slightly for the 2021-22 year by splitting our age groups into three:
Ages 12-15 (goes direct to the 12-15s page for info/sign up)
Ages 14-18 (goes direct to the 14-18s page for info/sign up)
Ages 18-25 (goes direct to the 18-25s page for info/sign up)

What ReBels sessions are available?

Register your interest in joining ReBels for the 2021-22 year starting in September here:

If you'd like to join you can register here and we'll send you all you need to join us! Or you can follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for regular updates and news.
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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 now take place at Barbican Theatre (in the auditorium or the studio spaces)
Membership is only £60 for an entire 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!)
Sessions are split into these age groups:
ReBels ages 12 - 15:  learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels ages 14-18: learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels ages 18- 25: learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels Music ages 15-25: music production & mixing, composing, learning/playing instruments and finding your own sound. 
Digital ReBels ages 14-18: an online only group (held via zoom) where you choose an area of  performing arts you're interested in to learn and create from the comfort of your own home.
You can take part in more than one group if you want - it won't cost you any more! (so for example if you're aged 15 you can attend a session for ages 14-18 , ages 15-18 or ages 15-25!)
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.

Safety first

As with our 2020-21 year we take the safety and health of our participants and colleagues very seriously and will continue to take extra precautions including:
  • Added time between sessions for cleaning
  • Session spaces are 'gridded' so that participants have their own work space 'bubble'
  • Masks to be worn from when you enter the building and can only be removed when your Practitioner says so 

Some of Barbican Theatre's previous Training performances