Supported Artists

Supported Artists

Le Navet Bete

Le Navet Bete are a theatre company based in Devon.

Barbican Theatre have co-produced a number of shows with Le Navet Bete, including multiple Christmas productions.

Beyond Face CIC

Beyond Face CIC are a theatre company based in Plymouth, with a commitment to promoting people of colour in the arts.

Beyond Face were Supported Artists at Barbican Theatre between 2015-2018, as part of our Flourish programme funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

New Model Theatre

New Model Theatre are a new writing company based in Plymouth.

Barbican Theatre supported New Model Theatre on their Outpost pop-up theatre season at Royal William Yard, and as Flourish artists from 2013-2015 developed their production of Static.

Events & Festivals

Plymouth Fringe Festival (2015 - Present)

Plymouth Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of theatre, dance, comedy and live performance which takes place each May half term.

Featuring the best of homegrown talent from the South West, alongside a number of companies from across the UK and beyond, Barbican Theatre hosts performances and curates a programme of work along with other partners in the city.

Artists who have performed at Plymouth Fringe Festival include Botis Seva, Scratchworks Theatre Company, The Plasticine Men, Documental Theatre and In Bed With My Brother.

Plymouth Fringe Festival is produced by Toast in partnership with Barbican Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Plymouth Conservatoire, and has been supported by Arts Council England, TRAC and Plymouth Culture.

From Devon With Love (2015 - 2016)

From Devon With Love was a festival of emerging work from Devon-based artists, produced in partnership between Barbican Theatre and the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

The programme of work at Barbican Theatre was be presented across weekends in January, culminating with an end-of-festival showcase and celebration. Artists selected to take part included Richard Chappell Dance, Rabblerouse Theatre, Street Factory Studios and Rose Biggin.

Flourish Fridays (2011 - 2012)

As part of Barbican Theatre's Flourish programme, performances were staged on Friday evenings as a platform to showcase full-length work from local and emerging artists.

Flourish existed to address a lack of opportunities for artists to present and develop work in Devon, offering financial and in-kind support with an aim to nuture touring work at its early stages. Artists who performed in the Flourish programme include include Theatre Ad Infinitum, Hannah Silva, Mars.tarrab, Impermanence Dance Theatre and Jack Dean.

In The Flesh (2006 - 2011)

In The Flesh was a three-day explosion of exciting, challenging, vibrant and energetic work from across all forms of live performance, where artist could experiment and try out new ideas.

Each year Barbican Theatre opened its doors to a selection of artists who brought work in various froms - from scratch performances to fully-developed shows. Artists who presented early works at In The Flesh include Bryony Kimmings, Tom Marshman, Search Party, Stacy Makishi and Piff the Magic Dragon.