Prime Time

Our Prime Time project offers regular creative opportunities for older community members 65+.  These include weekly theatre-based sessions, one off trips and workshops, performance opportunities and a monthly film club.

The weekly acting-based sessions run in term-time each year, each culminating in the chance for the participants to share their work and perform on one of our stages. 

Our prime time group showcasing their cheque from the national lottery

Young Carers

The Dukes, in collaboration with LUNG Theatre and Barnardo’s Lancashire Young Carers Service, are working to share Young Carer’s stories and highlight the challenges they may face. This year-long project, funded by the Victoria Wood Foundation, aims to foster in-depth creative relationships and share the voices of care-experienced young people, and young carers. It is aimed at developing creative skills and confidence of young carers from low socio-economic backgrounds, building relationships with their local theatre, and offering respite from their caring duties.

For further information on this or to get in touch, please contact or call 01524 598522

A young person lay on the ground writing

Young Company Arts Award

Members of the Dukes’ Young Company are undertaking their Bronze and Silver Arts Awards this term. 

Arts Award is an arts qualification that allows children and young people to develop critical and creative skills, explore the arts and share their achievements. 

For the Bronze award, young people create a personal arts log or portfolio containing evidence of experiencing at least one arts event/experience as an audience member, research into the work of an artist that inspires them and evidence of passing on a skill. The Silver award goes further into developing an arts practice and analysis/leadership skills. 

For any Young Company parents looking to pay for their young person’s moderation, please call the box office on 01524 598500.

Members of our Young Company sat listening