Youth Theatre for young people aged 7 – 19

The Dukes Youth Theatre programme provides opportunity for young people to develop confidence, team work, communication and performance skills.  We also have Young Writers and Young Ambassadors programmes.

Please click on the tabs below to see what’s available.

The tabs refer to school years.

Dukes Young Writers Program 

Young writers minus Danny

January 2018 – April 2018

For ages 16 – 21
Price £80
Thursday’s 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Interested in Theatre? Interested in Playwriting? Would you like to write your very own play?

The Dukes Young Writers Program is an exciting opportunity to work with professional writers, directors and theatre practitioners to learn the craft of playwriting. Working alongside the Dukes Creative Learning Department, you will learn about character, dialogue, structure and narrative. You will read and discuss a variety of plays as a group and develop your very own short play to be performed in a rehearsed reading in April.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in other Dukes Creative Learning events.

If you’re aged 16 – 21 and interested in taking part then please fill out the application form and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org

Deadline for applications – Friday 5th January 2018

Places will be given on a first come first served basis.

 

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

Click here for our Annual Timetable

Click here for our Weekly Schedule

We offer a limited number of bursaries to support Creative Learning Participants throughout the 2017/2018 academic year. Click here for more information.

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PLAYMAKERS A

Run by experienced theatre directors and workshop leaders.  Children in our Playmakers A group will learn basic performance skills whilst having lots and lots of fun.

September 2017 – July 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

Dukes Autumn Play in a Week

For Children aged 6 – 10

This fun filled week will help children develop their performance skills whilst building confidence and making new friends. Children will create their very own play that will be shared to family and friends on the Friday.

Our next Play in a Week will run throughout the 2018 spring half term, February 12 – 16.

Price: £100

Time: 10am – 4pm each day (With a sharing of work on the Friday at 4pm)

To sign your child up for the Play in A Week program please fill in this form and sent to applications@dukes-lancaster.org

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 PLAYMAKERS B

Over three terms, children in our Playmakers B group will form a closely knit theatre team. Where they’ll learn new performance skills from leading directors and workshop leaders.

“Very Professional! Wow”
“Not what I expected.  P.S in a good way.”
“One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.”

Some of the comments from the 2017 playmakers production of ‘The Monsters Register’

September 2017 – July 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

Dukes Autumn Play in a Week

For Children aged 6 – 10

This fun filled week will help children develop their performance skills whilst building confidence and making new friends. Children will create their very own play that will be shared to family and friends on the Friday.

Our next Play in a Week will run throughout the 2018 spring half term, February 12 – 16.

Price: £100

Time: 10am – 4pm each day (With a sharing of work on the Friday at 4pm)

To sign your child up for the Play in A Week program please fill in this form and sent to applications@dukes-lancaster.org

Junior Youth Theatre

JUNIOR YOUTH THEATRE 

Led by Dukes associate artists and physical theatre specialists, The Knotted Project. Participants will learn devising, storytelling, improvisation, character, playwriting and physical theatre to name just a few.

September 2017 – July 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

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SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE

For young people interested in making new friends, and with a firm interest in the performing arts. Participants will work with a variety of play texts whilst being introduced to a variety of exciting performance styles. Participants have chance to perform in one of the Dukes three main performance spaces.

September 2017 – July 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

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JUNIOR YOUNG ACTORS

Working with Dukes resident practitioner and professional actor Liam McCormick; the Junior Young Actors will team up with our Prime Time, over 55’s group to create a brand new, intergenerational project in 2018. This one of a kind programme is not to be missed.

September 2017 – April 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

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SENIOR YOUNG ACTORS

Our flagship group for actors and theatre makers needs no introduction.  Senior Young Actors will work on a variety of performance skills with resident Practitioner Liam McCormick and Associate Director Alex Summers before performing in a full production of a set text directed by a guest professional. A course for people with a strong interest in performance and theatre making.

September 2017 – April 2018

The application window for the 2017 – 2018 Youth Theatre Programmes are now closed. For further information or to be put on our waiting list please email applications@dukes-lancaster.org

We also have a limited number of bursaries available to support those with financial barriers to participation, as part of our Creative Opportunities programme. Please click here for further details.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Weekly Schedule for information about session times.

Click on the Dukes 2017/2018 Timetable for information about term dates.

 

Dukes Young Writers Program 

Young writers minus Danny

January 2018 – April 2018

For ages 16 – 21
Price £80
Thursday’s 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Interested in Theatre? Interested in Playwriting? Would you like to write your very own play?

The Dukes Young Writers Program is an exciting opportunity to work with professional writers, directors and theatre practitioners to learn the craft of playwriting. Working alongside the Dukes Creative Learning Department, you will learn about character, dialogue, structure and narrative. You will read and discuss a variety of plays as a group and develop your very own short play to be performed in a rehearsed reading in April.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in other Dukes Creative Learning events.

If you’re aged 16 – 21 and interested in taking part then please fill out the application form and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org

Deadline for applications – Friday 5th January 2018

Places will be given on a first come first served basis.