Barbican Backstage Pass: Royal Shakespeare Company

Barbican Backstage Pass invites secondary-school aged students behind-the-scenes to work practically with technical staff from the Royal Shakespeare Company, as they prepare for the evening’s performance of King Lear. The day will give students an insight into the technical process of staging a production, as well as the broad range of careers in the production process and wider theatre industry.


Students will work with members of the lighting, stage management, sound and design teams on specific production tasks, and will bring a moment of their own version of King Lear to life on the Barbican’s stages.

Open to academic years 9 to 13

Date and time
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 10am-5pm; followed by a performance starting at 7.15pm

Price (prices shown are per class, up to 30 students)
East London based schools: £150 (includes boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Islington, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets Redbridge, Waltham Forest)
UK maintained schools: £300
Independent and international: £1,100

Please note, prices include a ticket to the evening performance of King Lear for each student and accompanying teachers.

To book please call Box Office on 020 7638 8891

For more information please email creative.learning@barbican.org.uk using the subject line 'Barbican Backstage Pass'.