ReBels: ages 12 – 15


Our ReBels Talent Development Training Sessions for ages 12 - 15 return from Monday 11 January 2021 and are back to being held at Barbican Theatre and The Loft. Check out what we have planned for our Spring term sessions below. You can choose as many sessions for your age group as you like and it will still only cost you £40

(unless you joined back in the Autumn term - in that case you've already paid so it'll cost you nothing more for January to July!)

ReBels: what's happening in Spring 2021 classes

The six ages 12 - 15 groups will be project based e.g. comedy, puppetry, contemporary dance, hip hop and spoken word. Some will be creating performances for Barbican Theatre's big production at the end of May.

There will still be Theatre or Dance training in each project with experienced practitioners you know. However, these smaller groups give us an opportunity to try new things. During the creative time in each class there will be extra opportunities to learn cross overs like music or beatbox poetry too.

January to April 2021

Sessions run on Monday and Tuesday evenings from Monday 11 January 2021. Members can attend more than one session (subject to their being spaces) which is still included in their one off fee

Mondays for ages 12 - 15

(click on each for more details about the class)

5:30pm - 7pm: What's Your Style? (Dance)

Continuing to explore different dance styles, Beryl and Lauren will be leading you through technique and choreography in contemporary, Afro Beat and commercial. This term you will be building up to a big performance project with Barbican Theatre in May with scrap cars, MC battles and dance clashes.

With Lauren Pomfret and Beryl Tebug at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

5:30pm - 7pm Junk Yard Music (Music & Word)

This term is all about rhythm, noise and big statements as Barbican Theatre prepare for a big performance with stunt cars, sound clashes and battles. The sessions will give you an opportunity to form a junk band with drummer BenjI Isbel and/or create your own scrap heap inspired performance using your own instruments and voices. These sessions will also look to performance art and spoken word for inspiration.

With Charlotte Kransmo and Benji Ismel at The Loft (Sutton Harbour)

7:30pm - 9pm: Rhythm & Word (Theatre / Movement / Music)

This term is all about making a statement with poetry, music and movement. What do you want to say to a crowd, and how can you make a big statement as a unified team? The sessions will also provide an opportunity to explore Beat Poetry and music composition visiting guest artists.

With Shaday Barrows & TBC at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

7:30pm - 9pm: Online Stories (Theatre / Film / Digital)

Building on last terms Online Stories, you will be working as a film crew to storyboard, devise and film your own short film. Zoe and Seb will provide you with expertise on screen acting, stage managing and editing your film. The final product will be premiered at the Barbican Theatre and used Learning the skills and exploring the possibilities of digital and analogue performance

With Zoe Bloss and Seb Berry at The Loft (Sutton Harbour)

Tuesdays for ages 12 - 15

4:30pm - 6pm Comedy Assembles with Assembleth Theatre Company

This is a comedy skills session with associate theatre company Assembleth Theatre Company . During the term you will learn how to improvise and devise comedy sketches, explore street theatre and create busking style performance. You will also have a performance opportunity, taking your sketches to the streets with Assembleth.

With Plum & Cal from Assembleth Theatre Company at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

How to join ReBels?

To register for a place in ReBels please complete the form on this page or email James at 

NB. we are no longer holding taster sessions for our ages 12 - 15 classes.

Sessions: Mondays 5:30pm - 7pm and 7:30pm - 9pm, Tuedays 4:30pm - 6pm

Price per year: £60 (approx 30 weeks) - you can attend more than one session per week for the same price. If you join in January you'll only need to pay £40 since you didn't come to classes in the Autumn.


Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

The Loft,  Vauxhall Quay Sutton Harbour Plymouth PL4 0DN


Sign up to join ReBels (ages 12-15)

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Why We Exist...

We believe that young people's creativity has no limits or restrictions

How we do the Why...

You can't be what you can't see.

A young person should encounter endless different creative outlets and opportunities to help find the best way to express themselves. Without financial, social or cultural barriers.

What ReBels do...

We provide project focussed training groups that allow young people to experience and develop with mutiple artforms and styles, while focussing on one production or performance. We listen to our young people to find out what they want - if we don't already cover subjects or artforms they want that's how we find out and develop with and for them.

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In order to ensure our young people are still able to engage with activities and their Practitioners we have launched B-Hive which is an online resource featuring videos of tutorials, challenges and activities suitable for all involved with Performance Training classes (as well as others who might just want to create or move while they are in isolation)