Schools & colleges

Secondary schools

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Give your students unforgettable learning experiences through world-class culture. Get them to engage with innovative arts and deepen their understanding of the creative industry

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and RSC Education Collaboration

Towards a Creative Curriculum

A conference for eachers and arts education professionals

Discover new ways to help young people develop creativity in a new conference exploring arts-based learning in the classroom. 

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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

Art and theatre

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

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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: 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: Barbican Box Theatre - Toneelgroep Amsterdam

We speak to Toneelgroep Amsterdam's Artistic Director, Ivo van Hove and the Barbican Box producers along with some of the participating teachers and students, to learn more about the impact of this year's project. 

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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…

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