We deliver bespoke workshops, projects and CPD’s which provide a creative approach to learning for your pupils.

Click on the tabs above to see how your school can get involved.

As an Artsmark Partner and Arts Award Supporter venue there are so many ways your school can get involved including:

–  Coming to see a show

–  Bespoke workshops and projects

–  SEAL & citizenship workshops

–  CPD / INSET days

–  School Festival

–  Teachers Network

–  Commitment to School Scheme

–  Arts Awards

–  Artsmark



The Dukes host collaborative school festivals linked to many of our shows.

As part of the festivals, students receive workshops in school to introduce them to the themes and issues of a play. Students are then given the opportunity to perform their piece on The Dukes stage, and receive discounted tickets of the play they have been studying.

For more information on our next schools festival, contact lrandall@dukes-lancaster.org.

Hourglass: What’s the Time?

This was a project delivered by The Dukes Theatre, in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Lancaster University.

Supporting the STEAM agenda (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths )  within secondary schools.

Listen to the performance:

How can The Dukes Theatre support Artsmark schools on their journey?



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ArtsMark Criteria Dukes Theatre Offer Of Support
Embed a diverse curriculum

Bespoke workshops and projects

Professional productions with education packs & resources

STEM related projects supported with academic research and evaluation

Offer staff development opportunities

Bespoke inset days and CPD sessions

Arts Awards & Artsmark Development Days

Engage Children & Young People

Annual schools festival

Bespoke school productions


Bespoke workshops

Talk back sessions with creative teams

Arts Awards supporter venue

Young Creatives work placement scheme

Career days / backstage tours

Develop valuable partnerships

Creative Lounge – Teachers Network

Local Cultural Education Partnership

Commitment to School scheme

Ensure equality and diversity for all

Dukes Inclusive Theatre programme



Commitment to School Scheme

As a member of the Commitment to Schools scheme, your school/college will be involved in building a bespoke year long relationship with The Dukes Theatre.

You will gain access to the theatre’s artistic programme comprising of performance, cinema and satellite screenings as well as working with the Creative Learning Department to facilitate workshops tailored to your students needs.

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INSET & CDP training
We regularly deliver bespoke INSET & CPD training to teachers and trainee teachers either here at The Dukes (where you can also arrange to have lunch) or we can visit your school.

We provide training in areas such as:

– Voice Training For Teachers

– Using Drama To Teach Shakespeare

– Drama In The Classroom

– Non Verbal Communication



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The network is designed to help teachers find out about opportunities that exist for both them and their students and collectively as a network plan exciting and innovative arts and education initiatives.

The network supports in the delivery of Arts Awards, Arts Mark and the development of cultural education conferences, festivals and events.

If you’d like to be kept updated with meetings that we’re planning, email lrandall@dukes-lancaster.org.




If you are planning to bring a school party to a Dukes production or would like to follow up your students’ theatre visit, why not book a workshop?

Our team of highly skilled practitioners use creative techniques to explore text, characters and theatre genres with your students in completely bespoke workshops – tailored to fit your needs.

Interested? Please email lrandall@dukes-lancaster.org.




The Dukes is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter.

Arts Award is a range of unique nationally-recognised qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

At The Dukes we offer all levels of Arts Award (Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold) to all our youth groups.

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey.

They are supported throughout by an Arts Award adviser, acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

For further information about the Arts Award, please visit: www.artsaward.org.uk

For further information about taking part in Arts Award at The Dukes, please contact: creative-learning@dukes-lancaster.org