Music, Film, Poetry & Acting for Young People at The Barbican

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 ensembles, groups, 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. We meet regularly in school holiday periods for three to four days of intensive work and often perform at the Barbican and beyond!
The ELCJO is a group of young musicians from across East London. We create our own music as well as exploring a classic big band sound. We have performed in the London Jazz Festival with Grammy award winning pianist Robert Glasper and vocalist Gretchen Parlato as well as on the Barbican Concert Hall stage.
Barbican Young Poets 
Led by renowned poet Jacob Sam La Rose, we work together to discover, create and perform our poetry at the Barbican, meeting other creative people in the process. If you’re aged 14-24, and have an interest in writing and performing your own poetry then the Barbican Young Poets is the group for you!
Young Programmers
The Barbican Young Programmers is an opportunity for a group of young people aged 13-25 to learn how to programme and review films; putting their skills into practice during our film festivals and our monthly events, curated by the Young Programmers themselves.
Young Filmmakers 
Barbican Young Filmmakers brings together (aspiring) directors, screenwriters, producers and editors to explore elements of filmmaking under the guidance of professionals. Written, filmed and produced over the space of a few days, the films premiere to a public audience in one of the Barbican Cinemas.Summer Schools
Spare time over the summer to study? The Guildhall School of Music & Drama offer a range of summer schools including, a Jazz Summer School , a A Cappella Choral school, courses inEssential Music TheoryBeyond Grade 5 Theory and Advanced Jazz, as well as a Drama Summer School and a range of Technical Theatre Summer Schools.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. For more information please visit the website

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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.freeB 
freeB is the Barbican’s membership scheme for 16-25 year olds and offers you a chance to get your hands on free and discounted tickets to see film, music, art, theatre and dance.