Free via Zoom



Thu 22 Apr
- Thu 13 May




Approx 1 hr 30 mins





Your Thursday nights sorted!

FREE ReBels Masterclass Zoom Webinars Thursday 22 April – Thursday 13 May (inclusive)

Our Summer 2021 term Thursday Night Masterclasses will be held via Zoom
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)
Thur 22 April 2021 ‘Plymouth In Its Prime’ film premieres with Suzie West 6pm – 7:30pm via Zoom
Barbican Theatre & Prime Skatepark present three shorts to celebrate the talent and unique voices of Plymouth’s skaters, dancers and parkourists.
Each film was a commission for a local film maker: Seb Pinkham, Amber Amare & Rocco Harris.
Join us for this session to find out about their commissions, hear from some of the talented performers and get the latest scoop on our next collaboration with Prime.
To join this free webinar please complete the form below (you will then be emailed the zoom link the day before/day of the session)

Thur 29 April ‘Engaging through a screen: the role art has played  throughout the pandemic and its future’. 6pm – 7:30pm via Zoom 
Digital space became the vital and sometimes only space for young people to meet, socialise and create work. Work created for families became a source of relief, restbite and fun throughout lockdown. Come and listen to how some Plymouth based companies responded to keep engagement with young people creating and using their imaginations at this time. This panel discussion will also discuss the future of digital work as we come out of the pandemic.
The discussion will be with: Plymoth Culture’s CEO Hannah Harris, Above Bounds Theatre, Take a Part and Stiltskin.
Meet Your Panelists
Meet Your Panelists
Hannah Harris – Plymouth Culture
Hannah is the CEO of Plymouth Culture, a sector development agency supporting the growth of the creative and cultural industries in Plymouth. Hannah specialities in strategic planning, partnership development and external funding within the creative sector and previously worked as the Director of Development for Plymouth College of Art.
Gemma Smith – Take A Part
Gemma has worked in the arts in Plymouth for 10 years.  Over that time her work has crossed many different disciplines and involved a range of projects as diverse as community radio, public art, theatre, sculpture, mass dance, stone carving, tour guiding and orchestral outreach.
Always at the heart of these projects has been a desire to work with people, to support new audiences and communities to experience and enjoy artwork for the first time or to grow their passion for the arts in a new direction.
Gemma has worked with Take A Part for the last 9 years; starting as programme coordinator before moving on to become creative education producer with a specific focus on delivering the ‘Crazy Glue’ arts group programme and developing connections to creative organisations and opportunities with schools.
Gemma is Plymouth born and bred and with many fingers in many pies she is an individual with a passion for the arts, a desire to support the local scene to cross-pollinate, share projects and flourish, and to then share this local knowledge more widely to shine a light on Plymouth and grow the reach of the work to other areas of the region and beyond.
Helen Bovey (Artistic Director) & Victoria Horan (Lead Artist) – Above Bounds
Above Bounds are a children’s theatre company based in Plymouth, Devon, making exciting shows for children under 11 & their families. We make theatre for young people, with young people, telling big stories and small stories in fun, playful and visually innovative ways. We believe theatre is for everyone and make events which are affordable, accessible and easy for our audiences to get to. We take our magical kids shows to theatres, community centres, libraries, art galleries, museums and more! Magical moments can happen anywhere, and we like to surprise and mesmerise audiences with our giant puppets, popping up on streets, parks & festivals near you. We perform all across the UK, not just in the beautiful county of Devon and our online events reach families across the Globe.
In 2020, Helen Bovey was awarded a grant through the Cultural Investment Fund, supported by Plymouth Culture and other Arts Council England National portfolio organisations in the City, to investigate and explore how family audiences engage with theatre through digital and live means, if the two platforms can be connected and if digital theatre will continue to be an asset for families on the other side of the pandemic. Helen has called a session with other Family Arts Leaders in the City to discuss the research further, and to question and interrogate how family arts is seen by the wider industry.
To join this free webinar please complete the form below (you will then be emailed the zoom link the day before/day of the session)

Thu 6 May: De-mystifying licensing music with Lynden Campbell from Domino Recording and Domino Publishing Companies 6pm – 7:30pm via Zoom
 Lynden Campbell, from the Domino Recording and Domino Publishing Companies is our guest expert this week helping us demystify licensing music for content creators and how to make money from your own music (without being signed to a label).
Lynden is Head of Synchronisation Domino Publishing and Recording Co. Ltd. She began her career at EMI Records licensing music from across the EMI, Virgin and Mute roster including artists like Kate Bush, Blondie, Queen, Nick Cave and The Beach Boys. Time at the major culminated in being involved in various international proactive campaigns such as Kahlua, Adidas, Ford Focus, Vodafone and Audi R8 as well as and films such as Children of Men. In 2009, Lynden joined the Domino Recording and Publishing companies to establish a brand new, proactive synchronisation service outside the USA. With much loved artists such as Jon Hopkins, The Kills and Kae Tempest under her remit, successes include campaigns for Santander, Bacardi, Honda, Fendi, Renault and Nissan. Lynden continues to wholeheartedly embrace the challenge of persuading media partners to value independent music whilst being able to maintain artist integrity.


To join this free webinar please complete the form below (you will then be emailed the zoom link the day before/day of the session)

Thur 13 May ‘An intro to the art of good stage management’ aka keeping it together for a stress free show! 6pm – 7pm via Zoom
Join Stage Manager, Tim Norman as he gives you an introduction to the ins, outs, unders and overs of stage management. 
In his masterclass Tim will talk about the different roles available in stage management, what key skills are required, what it is like to work in different types of theatre (such as outdoors, site specific etc.) and how stage management skills can be transferable to film and TV.
He’ll also touch on pre-production, a typical day in the life of a stage manager (FYI there isn’t one!) and the most recent impact of covid and social distancing restrictions.
About Your Speaker
Tim is a Stage Manager based in the wonderful city of Plymouth. Having trained at the Plymouth Conservatoire, he was introduced to the world of stage management through a placement which eventually led to him working professionally as a stage manager.
Tim has experience in many genres of theatre such as site specific theatre, promenade and immersive but he particularly enjoys working in community theatre.
Tim’s notable credits include working on ‘CITIZEN’, The Narwhal’s ‘2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey’ tour, ‘SpongeBob the Musical Live!’, and ‘The Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular’.
You will usually find Tim in a dark corner of a theatre with lots of neon tape!
To join this free webinar please complete the form below (you will then be emailed the zoom link the day before/day of the session)

Barbican Theatre ReBels Masterclasses

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’.

Our ReBels masterclasses are free, suitable for ages 15+, and will feature these subject areas

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

Watch recordings of all our other ReBels Masterclasses, such as funding and fundraising, ethical making and creativity, sound engineering, mass movement and projection mapping, risk assessments, and how and why to form a theatre company,  by clicking here:



Online via Zoom.
Please register to attend using the form on the page and the zoom link will emailed to you in the days before the webinar.


ll ReBels Thursday masterclasses are free.
We pay all speakers and hosts so if you'd like to support Barbican Theatre so they can continue to provide free / low cost sessions such as these (and keep providing employment / income for artists and freelancers) please donate anything you can by clicking here: