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.

Applications are now open for 2017 – 2018 weekly Youth Theatre programmes. 

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.

Playmakers A image

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

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

Playmakers B image

 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

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

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

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

1045

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

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

1063

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

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

Senior Young Actors Image

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.

Applicants will be required to attend an informal audition on Wednesday 6 September.

September 2017 – April 2018

£80 per term

To apply, please download the application form here and send to applications@dukes-lancaster.org by Monday 4 September

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.

If you/your young person has any additional needs please fill in our additional access form and send along with the application.

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.

Young Writers

web image of young writers

The Dukes Young Writers Program will run in January 2018 and details on how to apply will be available nearer to the time.