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“The Duke’s Theatre Company sets

a new standard for Outdoor Theatre…”

BBC Radio Wiltshire



Mission Statement:

Our aim is to bring industry leading, accessible productions of some of our greatest Classical works, as well as original works, to communities around the UK with energy and accuracy; engaging audiences both young and old. Our production values are high, and we work with the best possible standard of creatives, performers and artists. 

The Duke’s Theatre Company’s inaugural tour of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet visited 22 Open-Air venues to critical acclaim in the Summer of 2021. The following year, we returned with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which reached 38 communities around the UK. Now returning for a third season, Twelfth Night visits 50 venues taking in a host of new and exciting partners including Wilton’s Music Hall, Sudeley Castle and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  

- a Duke’s Theatre Company production will excite and engage everyone.



The Supporting Founders 

The Duke’s Theatre Company receives no public or government funding and intends to self-generate the finance for all productions. Its inception was generously supported by a small number of key Supporting Founders, and the company wishes to record its gratitude to the following individuals here.


Jonathan Courage | Rosemary and Terry St John | Debbie and Chris Norris

Enid Dunhill | Emily and Ryan Elsworth | TJ | Christine and Dave Nutall

Shamia Chalabi | Stuart Mallalieu | Helen Nuttall

The generosity of our patrons and friends can help to ensure that our future is secure.

If you would like to join our group of supporters, or make a one-off donation, please email


Work with us for your venue 

We are continually looking for exciting locations to add to our family of venue partners. 

Venues we consider range from stately homes and castles, to private gardens and open air theatres. 

Attractive commercial rates, and a bespoke marketing package ensure each event is professionally and competitively managed. Arrangements can also be made for one off, private performances. 


For more information, or to suggest a suitable venue, please email

Here’s what two of our

returning partners had to say

“We were delighted to work with the Duke's Theatre Company in 2021. Their performance of Romeo & Juliet was lauded by our visitors and feedback was unanimously positive. Working with the team was great. The lead-up to the event was effortless and the marketing materials he provided was of a very high quality. The ease & efficiency of their set-up when onsite was exemplary and the actors were friendly and fun to work with. We very much look forward to hosting The Duke's Theatre Company again in 2022.”

Jenny Low
Visitor Business Manager Berkeley Castle

“We were delighted to welcome Duke's Theatre Company to Goodnestone Park in 2021, and will be scheduling a return visit for 2022. Particularly impressive was the thought and time given to promoting the production via print and social media, efforts which were reflected in ticket sales. The affable Company Director maintained excellent communication throughout the booking process, and our share of the house was promptly paid. The production itself received glowing reviews, one audience member tweeting “Fantastic interpretation of Romeo and Juliet at Goodnestone Park Gardens last night. Brilliantly performed, amazing and clever staging, well worth a watch”. 

Sally Lewis

Goodnestone Park Gardens 


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Last year, as we toured the county with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we asked for audiences to help us raise money towards our very own tour van.

Extraordinarily, we raised nearly
eight thousand pounds towards the cost. We now have a beautiful Luton Van that is ours to use throughout the year.

We wish to acknowledge the generosity
of everyone that donated.

The Duke's Theatre Company Van Appeal


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