What is Rhubarb?

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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. 


Saturday School

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.

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Who is Rhubarb?

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Charlotte Wright

Rhubarb owner and class Teacher

Shortlisted for IPSE'S 'Young Freelancer of the Year' award 2021! 


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


2022          Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, Safe in your hands

2021           Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Training - Qualsafe. Acorn Health & Safety. 

2020          Prevent Covid-19. 

2020          Mental Health Awareness in sport and physical activity. 

2019          Designated Safeguarding / Child protection lead training. Safer in your hands. 
2016          Dyslexia Therapist. International Open Academy.
2016          O. A. Diploma in Child Behaviour. Online Academies.

The Team!

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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; charlotte@rhubarb-drama.co.uk