ABOUT BARBICAN ASSOCIATES
Encouraging talent and a community spirit is what the Barbican Associate School does better than anyone. Professional tuition is provided by a team of dedicated specialists ensuring continuity and high standards are maintained.
Whether it’s for recreation, physical and social development or a serious step towards a career in performing arts, children from 3 years to adulthood can enjoy discovering hidden talents in a stimulating and creative environment.
For all students, the Barbican Italia Conti Associate School is a gateway to a new and exhilarating adventure. One where solid friendships are formed and personal qualities are cultivated. Our graduates are acknowledged throughout the world for their talent, versatility and professional approach.
SHOWS & PROFESSIONAL WORK
The School’s theatre productions and special events are cherished memories that last a lifetime. Opportunities often arise outside of the School as we are able to put forward exceptional students for representation by the Italia Conti Agency which finds work for young people in the performing arts, notably TV dramas, commercials and pantomimes. In particular, it has been a magical experience for some Conti kids who were cast in the Harry Potter blockbusters.
DANCE & DRAMA EXAMS
For students wishing to gain formal qualifications, those of a suitable ability are able to take Dance exams with the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teacher's of Dancing) in Ballet and Tap, and Acting exams with LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).
Inevitably, many of our School pupils are bitten by the stage bug and a large percentage go on to join the full time courses here at Italia Conti, following in the footsteps of Pixie Lott, Leona Lewis, Newton Faulkner, Martine McCutcheon, Naomi Campbell, Claire Sweeney, Louise, Lisa Scott-Lee (Steps), Abs (Five), Lee Ryan (Blue), Jo O’Meara (S-Club 7), Kelli Young (Liberty X), Bonnie Langford, Sadie Frost and Leslie Ash - to name but a few!
Our staff are all chosen for their ability and experience. Many are seasoned professionals who have worked in the industry and have a wealth of credits to their name. All our syllabus staff have their DDE teacher training qualifications. All staff are DBS checked and we always have a designated first aider on site.
Italia Conti House is the home of the Barbican Associate School, as well as our full-time training Academy. Our facilities have 20 studios for dance, acting and singing. All dance studios are light and airy with sprung floors, full-length mirrors, barres and air conditioning. Acting, contextual studies, music and singing studios have pianos and white boards for theory work.
In addition, there is a video studio and editing suite, a solo singing room and study rooms. Students also have access to the canteen for lunch and break times. There is a student common room for students to relax and numerous changing rooms with locker areas, showers and toilets.
The administration offices are located on the sixth and ninth levels, along with the staff room.
NURTURING OUR STUDENTS
"I cannot recommend Italia Conti highly enough! The staff are fantastic, from managers to teachers who are
professional, polite and efficient. My daughter loves her Ballet class and has been nurtured from day one."
LUCY - MUM TO TILLY, AGE 8