Young People

Are you a budding musician, or would you like to make a film, develop your acting skills or write poetry? We have a wide range of collectives, Saturday and summer courses for you to join.

Future Band
Future Band is a space for young people and adults to come together and explore music making.

Young Reviewers
Giving you a platform to share your thoughts on the Barbican's art, theatre & dance, film and music programme.

Young Visual Arts Group
A programme for young people with a passion for and curiosity in the visual arts.

Creative Careers
Get a head start with our workshops for young creatives. 

(Im)Possibilities is an ensemble which gives young artists from east London the chance to collaborate with Guildhall School students and guest collaborators.

Young Poets
Led by renowned poet Jacob Sam La Rose, work together to discover, create and perform our poetry at the Barbican, meeting other creative people in the process.

Young Photographers
Improve your technique and learn new skills through mentoring with professional photographers and a chance to shoot the Barbican's artistic programme.

Young Programmers
An opportunity to learn how to programme and review films; put your skills into practice during our film festivals and our monthly events, curated by Young Programmers themselves.

Young Songwriters
The opportunity to develop your songwriting and music making skills with musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and across London

Young Jazz Big Band
Inspired by the jazz greats? Be in the band with some of the best jazz musician from New York and London.

Summer Schools
Spare time over the summer to study? The Guildhall School offer a range of summer schools from jazz to drama.

Junior Guildhall
The world renowned Guildhall School offers a Saturday morning programme, providing specialist training in music and drama for young people aged 4 to 18. Please visit their website for more information.

Centre for Young Musicians
Centre for Young Musicians, a division of the Guildhall School, provides specialist Saturday and holiday courses for young musicians at its base at Morley College in Lambeth.

Young Barbican
Are you 14–25? Become a Young Barbican member and enjoy advance booking on over 50,000 discounted tickets a year across art, film, music, theatre & dance.