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…

Details of our Spring 2021 term sessions will be published here from 4 December (current members of ReBels have been emailed details on 26 November so they can choose their sessions before they are opened to the public) 


CLASSES MOVED ONLINE! During the first half of term classes ran in a safe and socially distanced way at Barbican Theatre, The Loft and Annabels. However following the introduction of #Lockdown2 from 5 November all ReBels classes have moved online using Zoom until at least 2 December. 


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: Digital ReBels Weekly Online Classes ages 15-25 (theatre, dance, digital) 

Classes run online via Zoom on Tuesdays from 17 November for 15 weeks (with a break for Christmas) for £30

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

NOTE: During #Lockdown2 ReBels sessions will all be held online unsing Zoom

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

NOTE: During #Lockdown2 ReBels sessions will all be held online unsing Zoom

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

Classes run Thursdays at Barbican Theatre – these are FREE and for all  aged 15+

NOTE: During #Lockdown2 Masterclass sessions will all be held online unsing Zoom


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+ There will be free weekly masterclasses for ages 15year 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 open to anyone (and during #Lockdown2 will all be held online)

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



Online via the Barbican Theatre website (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

In person at the Barbican Theatre & B-Bar (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm)

Or by telephone through the Box Office on 01752 267131 (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm)

Please note that the ticket prices listed are inclusive of all Booking Fees and Charges. See our Terms and Conditions for more details regarding this and on policies regarding exchanges, latecomers and more.