Musical In A Week

Mon 25 - Fri 29 October | 10am - 4pm

Young people (ages 8-14) will learn and perform a range of songs drawn from across musical theatre. Led by professional theatre-makers, Musical In A Week leads to a performance on the final day for friends and family. There's something for everyone to enjoy!

Price: £120

Good Creator Sessions

September - November 2021

This Autumn, The Dukes Theatre, in partnership with, Good Creator, is hosting ‘The Sessions’, a ten-week series of virtual keynote lectures jam-packed with insight, inspiration and expert guidance to help young people, age 16 – 25, begin to build a career in theatre arts.

Each 75-minute session will be rich with information and experience from professional theatre artists and creatives who will share their work, their process and their vision to help you energise your thinking and take actionable steps to building a sustainable, creative career in theatre and the arts.

From writing for live performance and producing outdoor shows and installations, to using immersive technology, designing music and soundscapes, and making your work accessible, to set design, costume design, theatre and tour management - we’re covering it all, with plenty of time for you to ask lots of questions too.

What’s more, each online session is FREE to attend, but that means places will fill up fast.

So, what you are waiting for? Book your place on The Good Creator Sessions today!

(You are free to book on to as many sessions as you like, whether that be just one or all ten sessions)

Young Practitioners Scheme

Taking place between July 2021 and April 2022, the Young Practitioners Scheme will offer 6 aspiring creatives between the ages of 16 and 21 a free opportunity to gain experience and training in Youth and Community work.

Our Young Practitioners Scheme is a free eight-month training and mentoring programme. As part of the scheme, participants 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.

Applications now closed.

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.