Our bar is open from 11am until 11pm Mon-Sat, and you can take your drinks into any of our events! A great alternative to the pub, our bar is welcoming and inclusive whether you are with friends or want to enjoy a quiet drink while reading the daily paper.

We are proud to serve Lancaster Brewery’s Blonde on draught and their Black, Red and Amber in bottles. We also stock a range of wines, spirits, ciders and lagers, and non-alcoholic drinks include Frobishers Juice and Fentiman’s botanically brewed soft drinks.

J. Atkinson & Co have been supplying Tea & Coffee to the good citizens of Lancaster since a young Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. You can get a cappuccino, hot chocolate and other speciality coffees up to 30mins before an event. After this time we serve filter coffee and tea to speed things up and ensure everyone gets served.


Interval Drinks and Ice Creams

Intervals for shows and Live by satellite events are usually only 15 mins long. We can have your drinks ready and waiting for you, saving you time and allowing you to relax and discuss the performance. Our bar staff will gladly take your order pre-show and let you know where to collect your refreshments. You can also pre-order food, just ask at the bar.

Ice-creams – Since 1954 Mrs Dowson’s have farmed the gently rolling hills of the Ribble Valley. Today they supply us with an exciting and delicious range of creamy ice cream tubs. As a business with a family they are very concerned about additives and when developing new flavours they use ‘honest’ ingredients rather than artificial flavours. Ices are usually served from The Gallery at the interval, but can be bought from the Cafébar anytime.

Clayton-le-Dale dairy farmer, Eric Dowson, is pictured with his herd

Stay For A Drink

Unlike many theatre bars we stay open post show and film Monday – Saturday until 11pm and often later on opening or special event nights. We frequently have live music or DJs playing on these special nights which are open to all. Chances are you will also be able to spot cast and crew enjoying a well earned pint!


Coffee and Cakes

Ginger Bakers produce an inspiring array of cakes and bakes using the freshest ingredients, often gluten free, locally sourced where possible and always free range eggs.

J. Atkinson & Co have been supplying tea & coffee to the good citizens of Lancaster since a young Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837.

Don’t wait until you’re in to see a play or film to visit us; Our Cafébar is the perfect place to work, read the papers, our books, or grab a game of scrabble with friends. We are also family friendly with plenty of room for prams.

Ginger Bakers

Save Money

We really appreciate the support our Friends give us so don’t forget to show your Friends card when you order at the Cafébar and check your emails for the latest special offers. The Friends of the Dukes currently get the following discounts in our Cafébar:

  • – 10% off your food or drinks bill
  • – Double your discount! 20% off your bill 2- 4pm Monday – Saturday
  • – £1 monthly deals – check your emails or ask a member of staff

Become a Friend of The Dukes here 



Homemade Soup, Bagels, Sandwiches, and Toasties are available from 11am until 40mins before advertised event start time. If you’re a group of four or more please book in advance if you want to eat pre-show – Simon Nixon snixon@dukes-lancaster.org (01524) 598520

Dukes CafeBar Menu


If you fancy eating elsewhere – try our Meal Deal at the Borough Gastropub – just up the road

See any film at The Dukes and enjoy a two course meal at The Borough all for just £11.

You can also add a two course meal at The Borough to your ticket for any live event for just £7.

Choose from a wide range of main meals including The Borough IPA Battered Mini Fish and Chips or Lancashire Ploughman’s and a delicious pudding such as Homemade Syrup Sponge or Summer Berry Jelly! To take advantage of this great offer, all you need to do is book your combined ticket at The Dukes Box Office in person or call 01524 598500. Rushed for time? Use your meal voucher at The Borough another day, any time the School Dinners menu is being served.

This offer available from Monday to Sunday 12noon – 6.30pm at The Borough. Booking ahead is preferred but not always essential. All live events at The Dukes are included in this offer, just add £7 to the price of your ticket to add a two course meal to your evening out!

Where is The Borough? Only a 2 minute walk from The Dukes – find it on this map!

Tel: 01524 64170

As we’re a charity, for every meal deal sold the Borough kindly donates £1.20 to The Dukes.

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