ReBels Masterclasses

Your Thursday nights sorted!

The ReBel masterclasses have two strands.

There will be weekly masterclasses for 15-25 year old that will give you a space to learn, ask questions and hear from industry experts about anything and everything to do with the cultural sector. We will run 5 every half term - on producing, freelancing, technical skills, digital and overviewing a specific industry.

These are FREE and you can attend as many as you'd like (if there are spaces obviously!)

We will also be running monthly 2 day masterclasses for anyone in the city who wants to get a chance to really delve in deep into a new skill. These will be for a maximum of 13 people and will be hands on sessions on anything and everything from VJing, puppetry, greenscreen motion capture to writing your own protest songs.

We think it's important that you get to see, hear and learn from the best and get a chance to hear about and get excited about all the creative careers you could have.

It doesn't matter if you know nothing about the subject- take a risk and see where these masterclasses take you.

Learn about everything from how a record gets made and distributed to fundraising, how to do your tax return, producing outdoor events, to what a dramaturg is and who on earth is a 'fixer'.

Masterclasses will feature these subject areas

Digital (D)
Overview (O)
Freelance (F)
Production (P)
Technical (T)

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FREE Masterclasses Thu 12 Nov to Thu 10 Dec (inclusive)

Our second half of Autumn 2020 term Thursday Night Masterclasses will be held via Zoom (due to the Covid-19 Second Lockdown) 

Please look through the masterclasses available and use the sign up form below to choose those you'd like to attend (you can sign up for as many as you'd like) They are all free to attend and are suitable for those aged 15 and over. Once your place has been confirmed you'll be sent the Zoom link (there will be a different link for each session)

Say It Loud - Ethical Makers & Creatives in the Southwest (O) Thur 12 Nov 6pm - 7:30pm via Zoom

This masterclass will include a panel discussion with a series of ethical makers and creatives in the South West that have something to say and choose to use action as well as words. You’ll have a chance to hear about their recent projects, have a discussion about political and ethical makings, and ask questions. This masterclass is ideal for all those who want to make a difference and do it differently. 

Aga Blonska: Theatre Director and Co-Founder of Kernow’s Power of Women Club, working to raise awareness of women in the arts and women’s rights movement. (read more about Aga here )

Emily Alden: Dancer and Choreographer and co-member of Kerpow’s Power of Women Club. Current solo work with unique sound design In My Head explores everyday sound and hearing loss. (read more about Emily here or visit her website here)

Chloe Uden, Founder of Art and Energy and Clare Mains, Project Manager for Plymouth Energy Community; part of the Art and Energy Collective making a community-led, mass participation art installation on the Climate Emergency for COP 26 called Moths to a Flame.

Matt Golding: XR Film maker. Founder and creative director of Rubber Republic. We are engagement and social change experts using shareable films to engage mass audiences with a better future, using humour and emotion. Enjoy making important stuff interesting and funny, and helping people make great films with warmth and a little magic ….>> Youth Climate Strike, Greenpeace, Triodos Bank, Extinction Rebellion, Disney, eBay, Channel 4, BBC, Bodyform, Yorkshire Tea. “Believe in the importance of culture in making change. Great films and bold storytelling work hard, as the stories we tell each other are important”

To join this free masterclass please complete the form below. You will then be emailed a link to the Zoom session when your place is confirmed. 

Is it Sound or is it Just Noise? with Simon Honywill (T) Thur 19 Nov 6pm - 7:30pm 

Simon aims to get people thinking about what they’re hearing, and introduce them to the art of critical listening.  This will inevitably touch on aspects of modern recording and mastering processes, as well as what you hear in live situations, and what you can do to improve your skills and understanding of what makes good sound, and what good sound can bring to a performance.

Simon Honywill is a highly experienced sound system consultant and engineer with over 40 years experience. He designs and commissions sound systems and mixes shows for a wide range of clients in an even wider range of applications. Simon specialised in Front Of House mixing and system engineering. He also designs CEDIA award-winning home cinema sound systems. Simon has a Diploma in Acoustics from the Institute of Acoustics. 

To join this free masterclass please complete the form below. You will then be emailed a link to the Zoom session when your place is confirmed. 


Challenge Accepted with Make AMPLIFY (D) Thu 26 Nov 6pm - 7:30pm 

Make AMPLIFY will be residents at Barbican Theatre for four days in January 2021, delivering a creative intensive in co-designed visual technology, film, and mass movement. This masterclass session will give you a chance to find out about MakeAmplify: and discuss Zach and Jen’s work, digital and analogue processed , and epic projects.

Make AMPLIFY is an international team of artists, designers, writers, composers, choreographers, creative technologists and producers with bold ambitions and big ideas. We work with festival programmers, property developers and commercial agencies who want to dream of a world that they haven’t seen yet… and create it, with us.

We create spectacular large-scale outdoor immersive events that transform public spaces and people into the extraordinary.

We reimagine city centres and urban landscapes, bringing disused buildings to life, and engaging communities and audiences in life affirming stories that celebrate joy and togetherness.

Wow moments, that last, that’s what we do.

Make Amplify Website

To join this free masterclass please complete the form below. You will then be emailed a link to the Zoom session when your place is confirmed. 

How and Why to form a Theatre Company (O) Thu 3 Dec 6pm - 7:30pm

Meet a selection of South West legends that have set up theatre companies. Find out what led them to form their company and how they do the work they do. A chance to hear about their company, have a discussion about the role of theatre companies now and ask questions. 

Panel Speakers include 

Alix Harris from Beyond Face 
Jon Nash &  Sam Parker from Down Stage Write 
Kyla Goodey from Trifle Gathering 
Sue Hill from WildWorks Theatre 

To join this free masterclass please complete the form below. You will then be emailed a link to the Zoom session when your place is confirmed. 

TBC Thu 10 Dec 6pm - 7:30pm

Details will be published shortly. Or if you have a suggestion for a Masterclass you'd like to see or one you could teach please let us know by emailing


Register to attend a ReBels Masterclass (ages 15+ only)

Please select the Masterclass(es) you'd like to attend. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to ReBels Talent Development Training members first. Masterclasses are for ages 15+.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    You can choose as many (or all) as you like - they are all free and

Watch film recordings of the ReBels Masterclasses during the first half of the Autumn 2020 term here: