Sundays at Barbican Theatre - Plymouth

Our Sunday training hub at The Barbican Theatre will continue in Spring 2020.

Courses and workshops will include:

Acting Fundamentals (16+) - led by Amanda Collins & Kevin Johnson.

This eight week part-time course, explores and redefines the core 

principles of the actors craft. We will engage with a range of approaches to performance throughout the course, as each week we explore a key building block in performance; including presence, play, impulse, improvisation, the actors body & voice, text & character.

Ideal for those looking to get into the acting industry or to complement their existing training.  Also suitable for more experienced actors, looking to reengage or refresh their core skills.

1:30pm - 4:30pm  -  2nd Feb - 29th Mar. (excluding 23rd Feb).

The World of the Play (18+) - led by Amanda Collins

"We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” The Crucible


This two day intensive weekend workshop uses Arthur Millers 'The Crucible' as a starting point to practically investigate the tools used to bring the world of the play from page to stage.  We will explore the play’s structure, themes, contemporary relevance, central characters and key scenes from the perspective of the actor and director, always focusing on how we can translate and realise the text as a live theatrical experience.

Ideal for emerging actors, directors, dramaturgs and teachers.

10am - 5pm  -  22nd & 23rd Feb.

All workshops are designed to progress individuals at their current level and will be structured accordingly to ensure you make the most from the course. 

Our new season of part time training programmes, workshops and CPD opportunities will be open to booking soon, below is some preliminary info on what we have coming up with more details and opportunities to follow soon.

Our training offer is designed to offer continued training opportunities for professional performers and emerging artists as well as to develop those at the early stages of their career, either currently in study and training or looking to apply to Drama schools in the near future. All workshops and courses are designed to progress individuals at their current level and will be structured accordingly to ensure you gain the most from the course. 

Booking Details

Acting Fundamentals:

2nd Feb - 29th Mar (excluding 23rd Feb)

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth 

£90 (£80 Early Bird Discount if booked before 6th January)

The World of the Play:

22nd & 23rd Feb

10am - 5pm 

Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth

£45 (£40 if booked with Acting Fundamentals course)

Courses subject to minimum number of participants 

For more information or to request a booking form please email:

info@thewheel.org.uk  or call 01752 229234 for a chat.

Sunday 19th January 2pm - Meet the company and find out more about the courses/workshops - We'll be at The Barbican Theatre to meet anyone in person that wants to find out more about the courses and the company.

The Actor's Gym

In 2020 we will be launching our trial of 'The Actor's Gym' a membership scheme with regular sessions for professional performers to maintain a healthy career and remain on top of their craft... More details here ... or email info@thewheel.org.uk for more info and to express an interest.

Past courses have included:

Physical Theatre, Acting With Text, Audition Technique,

Stage Combat, Shakespeare and Singing Masterclasses.

Contact email: info@thewheel.org.uk
Tel: 01752 229234
Images from directors' past work.