Young Company

The Dukes Young Company programme provides opportunity for young people to develop confidence, team work, communication and performance skills.

Our sessions run in term-time each year, each culminating in the chance for young people to perform on one of our stages. Sessions take place in our Moor Space building on Moor Lane and are led by The Dukes Creative Communities team.

Our groups are: 


  • Juniors (school years 4-6): 4pm-5.30pm                                     
  • Intermediates (schools years 7-8):  5.45pm-7.15pm


  • Seniors 1 (School Years 9-10): 5:30-7pm 
  • Seniors 2 (School Years 11-13+): 7:30-9pm.

Autumn 2024 Term dates:

Term Starts: WC 16th Sept/ Half Tern: WC 21st Oct / Term Ends: WC 25th Nov

Spring 2025 Term Dates:

Term Starts: WC 13th Jan/ Half Tern: WC 17th Feb / Term Ends: WC 24th March

Try a Taster Session for Free

We're offering the opportunity to come along and try an Autumn taster session with our Young Company, to see if you like it.

Book a Taster Session Here


We offer a limited number of Full and Half Bursary Placements on all our activities each term.

To find out more and for registration details:

Young Company Alumni

'I honestly think being given the opportunity to work alongside professional actors, get advice from them and learn how to properly behave in a working theatre is a huge part of who I am as an actor now.'

Young actor and Young Company alumni Ciara Kaighin Adams reflects on her time at The Dukes in her blog.