ReBels: ages 15 – 25


Our ReBels Talent Development Training Sessions for ages 15-25 return from 12 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 (including our extra Tuesday session) 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 seven ages 15 - 25 groups will be project based e.g. dancing on cars, creating online content, fusing music and theatre, creative projection and much more. 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 plus some new ones. 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 for ages 15 - 25 run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 January 2021. Members can attend more than one session, including the new extra Tuesday session (subject to their being spaces) which is still included in their one off fee.

Tuesdays (for ages 15 - 25)

7pm - 8:30pm Creative Projection (digital / tech)

This session will give you an opportunity to play with interactive visual tech, projections, music, graphics, and pixel mapping. Building content for a light show, you will be using technology like Resolume, Qlab and more.

With Jamie Smith + special guests at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

Wednesdays (for ages 15 - 25)

(click on the + by each one for more details about sessions)

6pm - 7:30pm: Dancing On Cars (Dance / Movement) CLASS FULL

Dancing on Cars - Yup, dancing on cars. In preparation for Barbican Theatre’s big show this Spring, you will be rehearsing and choreographing as a team to make a rhythmic, noisy, performance on and in a number of stationary cars. Guest musician Jason Singh, Benji Isbal will be on hand to create scores and music for your performance.

With Daisy Harrison and Ariel Born at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

This class is currently full. To be added to the waiting list please complete the form below. 

6pm - 7:30pm: Acoustic Performance (Music / Theatre)

Building on last terms exploring of theatre and sound, this term will focus on acoustic performance skills across spoken word, storytelling, ensemble performance & music. Each month you will be working towards a performance for Coxside Cafe Acoustica at Teats Hill Amphitheatre.

With Daisy Higman and Alex Hart at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

6pm - 7:30pm: Say It With Words (Theatre / Spoken Word)

This term we will be asking you to speak your mind by scripting speeches & monologues, creating autobiographical spoken words, composing songs and performance for live performances at The Box. Take your stand, stand on your soap box and address the crowd at The Pulpit.

With Charlotte Kransmo and Shaday Barrows at The Loft (Sutton Harbour)

8pm - 9:30pm: Rhythm & Articulation (Dance / Movement) - CLASS FULL

This term will offer time to build on the contemporary and hip hop movement styles to create a set of tricks and phrases ready for a battle. Tricks, short solos, playful battles and jams will start in the studio and across the term, build into a performance for our big Barbican Theatre Spring show.

With Daisy Harrison and Kadus Smith at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

This class is currently full. To be added to the waiting list please complete the form below. 

8pm - 9:30pm: Cityscape Creativity (Music / Film / Digital / Creativity)

Continuing on from the autumn's CatWalk Creativity sessions, Ellie and Sally will be finding ways to make a statement with live performance and digital projections. The sessions will give you time to experiment and make with music, film and projection with the final outcomes being places as an installation city spaces and onto cars.

With Ellie Woolman and Sally Burne at Barbican Theatre (Castle Street)

8pm - 9:30pm: Urban Storytelling (Theatre / Writing)

This session is all about turning traditional stories on their head. Remaking fairy tales and developing urban inspired performance for a cityscape. Inspired by Zoonation, Kneehigh and DV8 you may explore creative writing, storytelling, street theatre and physical theatre.

With Kevin Johnson and Charlotte Eaton at The Loft (Sutton Harbour)

How to join ReBels?

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

Sessions: Tuesdays 7pm - 8:30pm and / or Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30pm and 8pm - 9:30pm

Price per year: £60 (approx 30 weeks) or £40 if joining from January 2021 (for 20 weeks of sessions running until July 2021)


Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

The Loft,  Vauxhall Quay Sutton Harbour Plymouth PL4 0DN

Sign up (ages 15-25) 

You can choose one, two or three sessions (if there are spaces available) 

Once your place is confirmed by the Barbican Theatre Rebel's team you'll be sent a link to our online payment (if you are new to classes from January 2021). 

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    You can mix disciplines and venues as there is time to travel between them.
    This extra Tuesday class is open to all ReBels (in the 12 - 15 and 15- 25 groups) and is included in the annual fee you've already paid. If you'd like to join this (along with your two Wednesday sessions please tick the box)
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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.

Barbican Theatre ReBels perform in Plymouth City Centre 10 Dec 2020
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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)