Our Workshops

With opportunities for all ages and abilities we aim to excite and inspire every person that engages with us.

MUSICAL IN A WEEK – Summer School 

Dates: 10 – 14 Aug 2020. 10.00am-4.00pm

Price: £120 for the week

Age: 8-14 Years 

Capacity: 25 Participants 

Location: Moor Space 

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!

Bursaries: 1 x full bursary and 1 x 50% bursary- we are keen to ensure that no young person misses out on the benefits of performance due to financial constraints. Please email cwoodward@dukes-lancaster.org to discuss. 

Click HERE to book your place.

​ Common Ground: Barriers to building a sustainable career as a working class creative in Lancashire

*This event has been postponed until further notice - please check this page for updates*

WHEN: 6pm - 8.30pm, Wednesday 25th March WHERE: Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX


We are thrilled to be partnering with Lancaster Arts and COMMON to host an event from their COMMON: GROUND programme.

This is a supportive, solution-focused discussion for creatives who identify themselves as working-class, who work in theatre, and who are living and/or working across Lancashire. The session will offer a platform for these creatives to share the barriers to career development they encounter in the region with the cultural leaders of arts organisations across Lancashire, and suggest ways they can provide more effective support to aid them in building sustainable careers in the theatre sector.

Creatives who do not identify as working-class, but as benefit-class, under-class or further identities connected to socio-economic disadvantage, are actively welcomed and encouraged to attend this event.


This event is wheelchair-accessible, baby and child-friendly, and inclusive of working-class creatives from intersectional backgrounds across race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, gender binaries, visible and non-visible disabilities or illness and neurodivergence. If you have any specific access needs we can offer support towards, please email Charlotte to let us know.

A number of travel bursaries are available to working-class creatives who need support accessing this event due to transport costs. Please contact Charlotte if you would benefit from financial support with travel expenses, and we will connect you to the nearest partner organisation of this event who can discuss arrangements with you in advance.

Click HERE to book your place.

Bring Me Laughter Sessions

We are delighted to offer our Bring Me Laughter multi-arts sessions in Lancaster and Morecambe.

These sessions include music, singing, drama, movement and visual art in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

The sessions are designed specifically for people living with early stag dementia and their care-givers. 

These sessions are FREE.

Lancaster | Thursdays 2-4pm | At The Dukes, Moor Lane, LA1 1QE

Morecambe | Thursdays 12 - 2.30pm | At More Music, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Sessions take place on the following dates - Thursday Feb 6th, Thursday Feb 13th, Thursday March 5th, Thursday March 12th, Thursday March 19th, Thursday March 26th, Thursday April 2nd, Thursday April 9th, Thursday April 23rd, Thursday April 30th, Thursday  May 7th