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Youth Panel

Youth Panel

Our Youth Panel exists to ensure that young people’s voices are heard and made part of the decision making processes at the Barbican.

We are looking for new members. If you are 14–18 and passionate about the arts and creativity join our Youth Panel and have your voice heard. 

The Barbican Youth Panel gives you the opportunity to start a long-term conversation with the Barbican about what you want to see, how you want to engage with us and how we can stay (or become) a place that is open to and supportive of a different, younger perspective - both now and for the future.

Applocations are now closed

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


We will select 15 young people to be part of the new Youth Panel cohort. 

Members of the Barbican Youth Panel will meet once a month for a year to share their views on the arts programming and ethos of the organisation, working with departments ranging from Music and Theatre, to Marketing and Human Resources.

They will have the opportunity to get involved with the development of the Young Barbican programme, as well as gaining experience of teamwork, project management and leadership. There will be mentoring opportunities available, free tickets to some Barbican events, and travel expenses within London will be provided. 

The role of a Barbican Youth Panel member is to:

  • Be youth advisors to the Barbican Centre.
  • Support our vision of ‘arts without boundaries’ to help open up the Barbican to even more young people.
  • Give your views on our arts programming and the ethos of the organisation.
  • Liaise with decision-makers within the Barbican.
  • Work with different Barbican departments ranging from our art form teams (music, theatre and dance, visual art, film) to marketing, human resources and audience experience to help shape how the Barbican’s future.
  • Represent the Barbican Youth Panel at events.
  • Commit to a minimum of one year as a Youth Panel member.