Summer School

Our Summer School is a chance for young people to learn drama skills, develop confidence and make new friends, whilst discovering more about theatre. Have a go at a range of performance skills including movement, voice and ensemble.

Work with a professional director to create a show in a week. By devising through stories and characters you'll create a performance to share with your family and friends on one of our stages.

Dates: Monday 2 August – Friday 6 August (you must be available for all dates). There will be a sharing on the Friday at 3.30pm.

Time: 10am - 4pm (includes 1 hour lunch)

Cost: £130

Ages: 8-14

Bursary Places

We have a number of half bursary places for our Summer School, to find out more please email 

Young Practitioners Scheme

Taking place between July 2021 and April 2022, the Young Practitioners Scheme will offer 6 aspiring creatives between the ages of 18 and 21 a free opportunity to gain experience and training in Youth and Community work.

The Dukes is looking for 18 – 21 year olds to join our Young Practitioners Scheme, a free eight-month training and mentoring programme. As part of the scheme, you will gain hands-on experience assisting our community and learning activities, as well as take part in useful mentoring and masterclasses in key skills.

For more information, please download the Young Practitioners Scheme brochure.

To apply for a place, please download the Application Form.

Deadline for applications is Monday 28th June 2021 at 12 noon.

Our Voice

Our virtual project for Young Female Travellers aged 10 - 16

Our Voice is an autobiographical theatre project with performance artist Bryony Kimmings and reality star Amy Hart, (who has GRT heritage). This virtual project is a celebration of the culture and traditions of these communities, whilst challenging negative stereotypes. Sessions take place on Zoom and are a mixture of creative writing, performance and drama activities. 

Our Voice is a unique learning opportunity in association with the University of Lancaster and is made with, and performed by, young women from GRT communities across the district. 

Please check back for session dates.

Speak Up: Young Activists Project

The Dukes is launching a brand new digital film project, ‘Speak Up’, and invites anyone aged 12 to 16 interested in becoming an artistic activist to get involved.

In 2020, The Dukes launched a brand new digital film project, ‘Speak Up’, inviting anyone aged 12 to 16 interested in becoming an artistic activist to get involved.

From matters of global significance – Black Lives Matter, the climate emergency, and most recently their own futures with exam results, the sessions encourage young people to use their voice and offer a platform to make those voices heard.

Please check back for session details.