Lefty Scum

Laugh With The Lefties

A riotous evening of comedy, music and revolutionary socialism is promised when Lefty Scum return here on April 6. Three of the UK’s most joyfully rabble-rousing acts – Josie Long, Jonny & The Baptists and Grace Petrie –  join forces to present their brand new material and songs but, unsurprisingly,...

Continue reading


An Entertaining Exit From Europe

As the Brexit drama continues in Westminster, we will be marking this unprecedented time in history in our own unique way. Empire To Exit will be performed in The Round on March 27 and 28, just days before Britain was planning to leave the European Union. It marks 200 years...

Continue reading

LRGS Twelfth Night Poster

School Jazzes Up Shakespeare

Be transported back to the 1920s Jazz era with students from Lancaster Royal Grammar School as they present Twelfth Night in our Round theatre on April 2 and 3. Pupils are proud to present a fresh perspective on William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy featuring love triangles, mistaken identities and episodes of...

Continue reading

The cast of Lancastrians. Front centre, Roberta Kerry; left Natasha Patel; right Matthew Durkan

New Play Gives Lancastrians A Voice

We’re delighted that Junction 8 Theatre, one of our Associate Companies, is to tour a new play about Lancashire by its people across the county this spring. Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by the Chorley-based theatre company. Their stories and thoughts about Lancashire...

Continue reading

Some of the prints on display in Charlie Kondras's exhibition

An Artist’s Paradise

A Morecambe artist with a passion for 20th Century culture has found his paradise here at The Dukes. Charlie Kondras, who graduated from art school in 2015, is currently staging his Paradise Estate exhibition in our gallery and café bar. Charlie, a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and musician, uses a...

Continue reading

THE GREAT ESCAPE [US 1963] STEVE McQUEEN [Bud Ekin doubled as McQueen for the motorcycle jump stunts]

Escape To The Dukes For A Special Screening

There’s a chance to see a screening of The Great Escape(PG) at our cinema, 75 years to the day since the actual event happened. March 24 marks the 75th anniversary of the real-life POW escape from the Stalag Luft III prison in German-occupied Poland which inspired the 1963 film. Broadcaster...

Continue reading


Stuart Maconie Talks The Walk

Bestselling writer and prolific broadcaster, Stuart Maconie makes a welcome returns here next month to tell how he retraced the steps of the Jarrow marchers. On the 80th anniversary of the famous Jarrow Crusade, Stuart walked the same 300 miles from Jarrow to London and found a divided, complex country...

Continue reading