Classes start from 28 Sept...

ReBels Talent Development Training


Mon 28 Sep
- Mon 7 Dec


£60 per year

Opportunities for young people at Barbican Theatre…

We are returning from 28 September to run all our talent development classes for 12-25 year olds – and at only £60 for an entire year!

(Read our update following the UK Government ‘Rule Of 6’ announcement on 8 Sept here)

Alongside weekly classes there will be a much wider range of masterclasses and workshops (from VJ-ing, to Projection mapping, to composing for choreography) and online workshops through the B-Hive (which reached over 37,000 people during lockdown).

Our ReBels autumn 2020 programme with dates, themes and content is now available by clicking here (you can also sign up for classes on these pages):

INFO & SIGN UP: ReBels ages 12 – 15 (theatre and dance)

Classes run Mondays and Tuesdays at Barbican Theatre and other Barbican venues (due to new group sizes) You can attend as many of the groups as you like for your annual £60 fee

INFO & SIGN UP: ReBels ages 15 – 25 (theatre and dance) 

Classes run Wedneadays at Barbican Theatre and other Barbican venues (due to new group sizes) You can attend as many of the groups as you like for your annual £60 fee

INFO & SIGN UP: Masterclasses (theatre, dance, tech, finance & more for ages 15-25)

Classes run Thursdays at Barbican Theatre – these are FREE and exclusive for members of our ReBels training


All of our talent development and training is getting a new name: ReBels

You are all part of one rebellious family from now on so that whatever your age, your voice will be heard and skills celebrated.

Membership is only £60 for an entire year (for our ages 12 – 15 groups or ages 15 – 25 groups)

You get even more opportunities, for the same great value!

Naturally there are going to be some changes to make sure everyone stays safe, happy and healthy. Here’s the Nitty Gritty:

Smaller groups in bigger spaces
You will be meeting in a smaller bubble of up to 15 people (including Practitioners/Assistants) to make social & physical distancing easier.  Barbican Theatre’s space is going to be too small for delivering socially distanced classes so we will be hiring other spaces in Plymouth, including The Loft on the Barbican which is only 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre (on Sutton Harbour).

We know that seeing your friends is important and we want you to be able to work with your friends. So you can pick your groups. Each group will have a slightly different focus for the half term to help you and your friends try new stuff.

Click below to view details of our classes for our two age groups

ReBels for ages 12 – 15: the six groups will be project based e.g. comedy, puppetry, contemporary dance, hip hop and spoken word. You can attend as many sessions as you like for your annual £60 fee.

ReBels for ages 15 – 25: the classes will still focus on technical training and then you can branch off into one of three creative projects that change every half term e.g devising ghost stories / creating a digital performance / Backstreet Theatre. You can attend as many sessions as you like for your annual £60 fee.

Rebels Masterclasses for ages 15-25: 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. 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.

There will still be Theatre or Dance training in each project with experienced practitioners you know. 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 stage combat or beatbox poetry too.

Online Opportunities: There will also be a group that will remain online to develop online content like podcasts, films and live-streaming. So if you don’t feel ready for face to face yet, you can still be part of ReBels BHive.

There will be more groups and therefore more classes. You can take part in more than one group if you want – it won’t cost you any more!

ReBels  means breaking rules, being curious, taking on new challenges and finding your unique voice. Imagine if we uncover an entire new dance style growing out of Plymouth (like KRUMP coming out of LA), or the next music genre (like Grime from London or Drum and Bass in Bristol). Imagine if your job hasn’t even been invented yet? Who’s the next Kae Tempest? What other ways can you tell stories? What stories should we be telling?

Often in the arts world you work alongside other artists, constantly learning new tricks. Sometimes you don’t even end up being a performer but go into film, technology or directing. ReBels will make sure you get the kind of training that gives you a taste of much more than dance and theatre.

The separate Junction (ages 12-15) and Company b (ages 15-25) programmes will stay separated but will be renamed as ReBels. This ReBels name is being used across all of our engagement and talent development to connect up with Barbican Theatre’s new mission – building your voices and giving you a space to be seen and heard.

You can register your interest in joining ReBels for the Autumn Term here:

Rebels Training



Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)


Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)