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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 Box

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

Discover Barbican secondary schools

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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. 
 

Visual Art

Theatre

Get backstage at the Barbican with RSC.

Barbican Backstage 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 Julius Caesar. 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.
Open to academic years 9 to 13.

For more information on how to book onto Barbican Backstage, please check out the event here

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Culture Mile School Visits Fund

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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

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