We will make original, exceptional productions that can be enjoyed by everybody. We will work with the best available artists, to deliver industry leading productions.
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. Following this success, we return with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will reach 38 communities across a Summer long, UK tour, before delivering our first original indoor production in time for Christmas 2022.
Our ethos is to bring high end, 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.
- a Duke’s Theatre Company production will excite and engage everyone.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE | TOUR 2022
Oberon and Titania’s marital mayhem unleashes chaos on four young lovers with disastrous - and hilarious - consequences. Deep in the forest, a troupe of aspiring actors prepare for the most important night of their lives - a command performance before the Duke and Duchess.
As the King and Queen of the Fairy Kingdom become entwined with the human world, a night of madness, music and magic ensues...
(don’t forget the donkey!)
“THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH.”
The Duke’s Theatre Company returns after their critically acclaimed adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
This original production for Summer 2022 features live music, beautiful design and theatrical magic. It promises to delight audiences with Shakespeare’s most celebrated and comic fairy tale.
Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
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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.”
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”.
Goodnestone Park Gardens
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WE NEED YOUR HELP
Touring the UK and moving venues so often presents us a with a big problem, a problem with 4 wheels and a big box on the back - the tour van!
Over the course of a year, The Duke’s Theatre Company makes around 30 additional van trips picking up set materials, moving costumes and delivering large marketing packages to rural venues.
This is before the main tour even starts, (which is a van hire of 90 days.) We really need our own transport that belongs to us. The Van hire is eye-wateringly expensive.
We are currently trying to raise £10,000 with which to purchase our very own van. Could you help us?
Whatever you could give would be an enormous help, be it £5, £50 or £100.