What is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a Speech and Drama School based in Portishead, Bristol where everyone’s voices matter and all creative ideas are nurtured, valued and heard.
led by industry experts with many years’ experience of working within the Creative Arts sector, we are incredibly passionate about offering fun, original, high-quality experiences to children of all ages and abilities.
Rhubarb has a thriving Saturday School for children aged 4-18yrs. Our school has a focus on both confidence and skill building. Our curriculum has been carefully structured to build and develop skills in Theatre Making and Performance in a fun, creative and nurturing environment.
Theatre making skills: Storytelling, Comedy, Script Work, Improvisation, Devising, Directing and Technology in Performance (including Green Screen & filming).
Physical performance skills: Character building including Posture, movement and audience communication.
Speech and vocal technique: Projection, clarity of speech, diction and reading aloud.
Life skills: Our classes provide young people with a safe space to play, explore and develop life skills. Classes encourage Creative thinking, self-expression and problem-solving, building social skills, self-confidence and teamwork.
In School / After School Drama
Rhubarb works in schools throughout Bristol delivering high quality drama education and curriculum enrichment; including preparation for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts examinations (LAMDA). We also offer bespoke one-off workshops using drama to bring subjects to life; Previous workshops have included History and Literacy.
Who is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb owner and class Teacher
Charlotte is a professional Drama Workshop Facilitator, Theatre Maker and LAMDA tutor with a BA Hons in Drama and Performance from Worcester University and a Higher National Diploma (HND) In Acting and Theatre Making from the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (Formally the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts).
Working full time in the industry since 2013. She has designed and delivered Drama workshops and provisions for companies including;
The Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Travelling Light Theatre Company.
ROKH School of Dance.
Tockington Manor School
Clifton College Preparatory School
2020 Prevent Covid-19.
2020 Mental Health Awareness in sport and physical activity.
2019 Designated Safeguarding / Child protection lead training. Safer in your hands.
2019 Paediatric First aid Training. First Aid Training Bristol.
2016 Dyslexia Therapist. International Open Academy.
2016 O. A. Diploma in Child Behaviour. Online Academies.
Rhubarb couldn't do the work we do each week without the support of our brilliant Class Assistants. The Rhubarb team are highly experienced in working with children and young people within the theatre industry.
All of the Rhubarb team have enhanced DBS certificates and are trained in Safeguarding and child protection policy and procedure.
If you are interested in joining our Rhubarb Team, or are interested in work experience. Please email;