Barbican Theatre presents

Petrol Headz On Tour!

All ages
Sat 24 Jul
- Sat 28 Aug
Please see individual events
Free / Pay What you Decide
Read our statement about changes to Petrol Headz show this summer >>>


Petrol Headz On Tour will feature more than 100 artists, athletes and experts from the southwest and Plymouth modified car, parkour, street dance, DJ and skateboard scenes. They’ll collaborate to create innovative performances suitable for everyone to enjoy.
Roaring sound systems….
Super cool showcars
Skateboard tricks…
Parkour stunts…
Street, hip hop, contemporary  & afro beat dancers…
DJs and MC battles…
Get set go….


Saturday 24 July PETROL HEADZ on the Piazza!

Join Barbican Theatre on Plymouth’s City Centre Piazza for a high energy afternoon.
The show  featured professional dancers Charlotte Eaton, Chloe Fear, Perry Johnson, and Beryl Tebug. We are also so excited to be welcoming Drew Shears and members of Groovement Project, Chris Gilchrist and Rhythm City,  plus Exim Dance, our Petrol Headz ensemble, and our Petrol Headz Dance Interns Shannon Done and Christiana Fasoro. They will be joined by Plymouth Parkour, MC Maddy V and DJ Jacob Elder, performing around some epic modified cars.
Catch one of our performances at ​​​​​:
  • 2.30pm 
  • 3.30pm
  • 5pm 
  • 6pm
These are FREE performances, open for all to watch and take place on The Piazza on Armada Way, Plymouth City Centre.
Commissioned by Plymouth City Centre Company

Saturday 28 August PETROL HEADZ ON TOUR:  West End Carnival Headliner

Plymouth City Centre Company have also invited Barbican Theatre to take part in and headline the West End Carnival on Saturday 28 August. During the day time events at Frankfort Gate we’ll present some exciting live entertainment (which is still to be confirmed).
Following the day time events spectators will be led to the Piazza to experience a larger version of the first Petrol Headz On The Piazza performance in July, celebrating the unique voices and talents in Plymouth. Performances are scheduled for 4pm and 6pm and we anticipate they will last around 45 mins.  
We’ll be bringing professional hip hop, Afro Beat, commercial and contemporary dancers together with amazing stunts from Plymouth Parkour, skateboard tricks from Prime Skatepark, with some super cool modified cars all accompanied by epic tunes from our live DJ and MC Maddy V.
Catch one of our performances at ​​​​​:
A bank holiday weekend spectacular showcasing the modified car scene and the surrounding street culture. Petrol Headz On The Piazza will be a show like no other; roaring sound systems, modified cars for skateboard tricks and parkour stunts, street dancers, DJs and MC battles and much more! 
This larger scale event brings together a number of talented communities of enthusiasts, athletes and performers and holds a space for them to showcase themselves to the public. These communities include a range of ages from young children and their parents, to young athletes, our Barbican Theatre Rebels and local professionals in their field. 
This is a FREE event, socially distanced and open to all.