A creative catalyst

The Dukes is a catalyst space: a facilitator for artists to create, providing them with the resources, skills and space to develop their work and practice. The Dukes places artists centrally and we ensure our talent development programmes are designed, informed and delivered by artists. 

Creative Learning Callout for Freelance Theatre Practitioners

We are seeking to add theatre practitioners with experience of working with young people to our pool of freelance artists.

In particular, we are keen to hear to from people based in the North West. 

Please send a CV with your term-time availability to our Creative Learning Manager by 28 August 2020.

Moor Space

The newest performance space in Lancaster, Moor Space is a place of cultural democracy where artists are invited  to present their work in partnership with the Dukes. Focused on contemporary and new work Moor Space is a place to develop ideas, practice and present work.


The Dukes workshop programme is deliver by artists in response to artists.

Please check back for workshop updates.

Contact Johnathan for more information.

Open Space

R & D space, time and support is available at the Dukes throughout the year. We are keen to support both local and regional artists and emerging companies. For more information please contact Lauren.

Artist Meets

Artists Meets are events curated by the Dukes to bring artists together to discuss ideas, issues and learn from each other. Held at the Dukes quarterly, these events are an open door to meet other local artists and create connections. Please check back for an update about the next Artist Meet.

Resident Companies

Are you a creative company in Lancaster or Morecambe looking for a home and the support of an established creative organisation? If so please contact Karen.

Creative Collaborators

Creative Collaborators work with The Dukes across its diverse output from programming to creation of place to creative learning. We work closely with these artists to embed them in The Dukes and share our skills, knowledge and access to support their work.