Creative LearningThe Dukes House Programme offers 120 children and young people weekly sessions, working with inspiring Directors and experienced creative practitioners. Groups work towards at least one production a year and perform at The Dukes Centre for Creative Learning, or The Dukes Theatre. Sessions are fun, and provide members with skills, knowledge and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in Lancaster!

Work with professional directors, designers, writers and theatre makers on a weekly basis
 Develop skills in performing arts, team work, communication and creative expression
Meet like-minded young people who share your love of theatre]
Learn about life in a professional theatre environment
Create exciting and innovating productions inspired by you
Have fun!

Membership is £60 per term for most groups (see below for more details*) and registration is through The Dukes Box Office. There are limited places for each group and these are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Please click here for a registration form for any of the groups below.

Any projects for this age group will be posted here when available.


Playmakers A – Years 3 & 4

Wednesdays 4 – 5pm at CCL



Playmakers B – Years 5 & 6

Wednesdays 5 – 6pm at CCL

Junior Youth Theatre – Years 7 & 8

Tuesdays 4.30 – 5.45pm at CCL

Director Vicki Ciaputa


Senior Youth Theatre – Years 9 & 10

Tuesdays 6 – 7.30pm at CCL

Director Vicki Ciaputa


That Music Thing – Years 9 -11

Thursdays 4.30 – 6.30pm at CCL

Director Lee Affen


Young Company – Years 10 & 11

Mondays 4.30 -6pm at CCL

Director Louie Ingham

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Young Actors – Years 12, 13 & University

Mondays 6 – 8pm at CCL

Director Louie Ingham



Shattering Images – For young adults with learning difficulties (aged 18 – 25)

Wednesdays 10.30am – 3.00pm at CCL

Director Jilly Sumsion

*Membership is £120 per term, payable before the start of every term.


RedBananaLlama – For adults with learning difficulties (aged 25+)

Thursdays 10.30am – 3.00pm at CCL

Director Jilly Sumsion

*Membership is £120 per term, payable before the start of every term.

 Members of Redbananallama prepare for their Cinderella Cabaret on January 10

Deaf Drama – For deaf adults (18+) using BSL

Mondays 6 – 8pm at The Dukes

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Director Jilly Sumsion