Schools & colleges

Further Education

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We turn world-class arts into unforgettable learning experiences giving students insight into the creative industries and opportunities to develop their talents

Big Barbican Workshop

‘Big Barbican Workshop was brilliant. All the students came out buzzing at the end of the day. Many have said that they thought it was the best trip they've ever been on‘
Julie Chappell, Lead Practitioner, Performing Arts, Hassenbrook School

Barbican Box

‘Invaluable in helping pupils to feel this performance venue is accesible to them both as future practitioners and audience members‘
Teacher, Barbican Box

At the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Degree programmes, summer schools, youth learning and more

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. 

To explore the summer schools, undergraduate, postgraduate and other programmes for emerging and developing artists on offer click the button below.

Opportunities at Guildhall

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Join Young Barbican

Be there when it happens with discounted access to unmissable art and entertainment as well as events and creative opportunities for 14-25 year olds

Visit the Barbican Art Gallery

City of London School Visits Fund

Discover Barbican and further education

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Watch: Barbican Box Showcase

A creative education programme designed for secondary schools and FE colleges, Barbican Box aims to ignite, support and facilitate music, theatre and visual art making in schools through a process of devising and creating work from scratch.

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Watch: BA Performance & Creative Enterprise at Guildhall

The Performance and Creative Enterprise degree at Guildhall is aimed at artists from a range of music and theatre backgrounds who want to develop their performance, production, collaboration and leadership skills for employment in the arts industry.

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Watch: Big Barbican Workshop

We go behind the scenes of this year's Big Barbican Workshop as students explore all the art forms that the Barbican has to offer, from art, drama, movement, music to spoken word.


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Watch: Architecture

Discover more about the history of our Grade II listed building plus debates and discussion about architecture – with slight favouritism towards Brutalism…

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Watch: Short Films

Commissioned or curated by us, you’ll experience a taste of the Barbican through architecture, performance and drama in our short films, filmed in and around the Barbican.

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Watch: Classical Music

Explore our programme of classical music through our series of talks and interviews with the world's top soloists, musicians, conductors and collaborators.