Youth Theatre

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

We're bringing the youth theatre back in person for the summer term, following government guidance and safety measures.

Our groups run in several terms 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 Learning team.

Our groups are:


  • Monday Intermediates (School Years 5,6,7) 5.45-6.45pm
  • Monday Seniors (School Years 8,9, 10, 11) 7.30-8.30pm


  • Tuesday Juniors (School Years 3 & 4) 4.00-5.00pm
  • Tuesday Seniors 1 (School Years 8,9, 10, 11) 5.45-6.45pm
  • Tuesday Seniors 2  (School Years 8,9, 10, 11) 7.30-8.30pm 


  • Friday A (School Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11) 4.00-5.00pm. 
  • Friday B (School Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11) 5.45-6.45pm. 


We are keen to ensure that no young person misses out on the benefits of performance due to financial constraints.

All our groups have bursaries available for those in receipt of means tested benefits (proof of eligibility required.) Please contact Carl Woodward for an informal conversation about bursaries or youth theatre.

Current term dates

Autumn Term 2021

Term starts: w/c 20th September 2021

Half term: w/c 25th October 2021

Term ends: w/c 10th December 2021

Youth Theatre 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 Youth Theatre alumni Ciara Kaighin Adams reflects on her time at The Dukes in her blog.