Treasure Island

The Dukes production of Treasure Island which runs in Lancaster's Williamson Park from July 4-August 12. Pictured are Natasha Davidson(Jem Hawkins) and Jake Norton(Long John Silver)

Event details

  • Tuesday 4 July to Saturday 19 August (except Sundays)
  • 7.15pm
  • Williamson Park, Quernmore Rd, Lancaster LA1 1UX
  • 01524 598 500

Homegrown Walkabout Theatre in Williamson Park 

Climb aboard the Hispaniola this summer for the adventure of a lifetime.

We are delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, Treasure Island has been extended an EXTRA WEEK until Saturday 19 August – if you haven’t seen the show yet, now’s your chance!

SOLD OUT: 

Saturday 22 July
Tuesday 25 July

Thursday 27 July
Friday 28 July
Saturday 29 July
Saturday 5 August

Almost sold out (less than 50 available): 

Monday 24 July

Meet Jem Hawkins, a woman with a plan – to escape her troubles, travel the world and make a new life for herself. The problem is – she’s picked the wrong crew: an opinionated parrot, a bunch of pirate buffoons and the terrifying Long John Silver watch over her every move.

Follow Jem’s search for treasure as the winding paths and dark woodlands of Williamson Park transform into Treasure Island.

“Breathtaking.” The Observer on The Hobbit, 2016

 “The Dukes team have excelled themselves with The Hobbit and we are extremely lucky to have such an incredible and dedicated artistic force who are able to turn a city park into one of the world’s greatest fantasy realms with great imagination.” Lancaster Guardian on The Hobbit, 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel is given a thrilling new twist by the award-winning team behind last year’s sell-out production of The Hobbit, which won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children & Young People. The Dukes are delighted to restage Debbie Oates’ tremendously popular 2012 indoor production of Treasure Island, giving it a new life as this walkabout outdoor experience

Treat your family and friends this summer to an epic production in Lancaster’s magical Williamson Park.

Age Guidance Suitable for all pirates 5+
Runtime Approx 3 hours 5+

Adapted by Debbie Oates from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel

Meet the Makers event Thursday 15 June 6.30pm Free ticketed event – please see HERE for more details

Schools workshops are available to accompany these performances, specifically tailored for your group. These are available for both primary and secondary schools. Please see www.dukes-lancaster.org/creative-learning/schools for more details.

Tuesday 4 July to Saturday 19 August (except Sundays)
7.15pm

BSL Performance – Friday 14 July
Audio Description Performance –  An audio guide is available to accompany this production from Monday 10 July. Please ask for details at the Box Office.

Mon – Thurs Fri Sat
Full Price £20 £22 £26
Children £13.50 £14.50 £16
Concessions
Concessions receive £2 off

SPECIAL OFFERS*

Previews – All tickets £15 (£8 children)
Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 July

Friends of The Dukes
See Treasure Island for HALF PRICE on Thursday 13 July

Schools
£9.50 & one teacher free with every ten pupils (Mon-Fri only)

Groups
Buy 10+ tickets and save £1 per ticket.
Buy 40+ tickets and save £2 per ticket

*One special offer per ticket. Special offers not applicable to previews

HOW MUCH WALKING IS INVOLVED?

There are 4/5 scenes, and each scene takes place in a different location within the park. There will be slow guided walks of approximately 5-10 minutes between each scene. Some of these walks will be up and down steep slopes. There are wheelchair accessible routes.

WHEELCHAIR / MOBILITY SCOOTER USERS

Because the route takes you up and down steep slopes, you will require somebody physically fit to assist you. If you haven’t already, please call the Box Office on 01524 598500 to request a free ticket for this person.

WHAT IS THE SEATING LIKE?

Some scenes have seats to sit on, and some do not. You can purchase a seating mat or bring along your own folding chairs or mats. There will be a designated area for folding chairs at each scene.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OR FILM?

Photography and the use of recording equipment, including mobile phones, are not permitted at any time.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs are not permitted at any of our performances, except for assistance dogs. If you arrive with a dog, we will be unable to admit you.

CAN I BRING A PUSHCHAIR FOR MY CHILD / BABY?

Space is limited so if you want to bring your child/ baby in a pushchair you will need to purchase a child’s ticket. Babies carried strapped to an adult in a sling/papoose do not need a ticket.

WHAT TO WEAR

Warm outdoor clothing, appropriate footwear for all outdoor terrains, and waterproofs are essential.  It is also advisable to bring sun lotions and midge spray.  Umbrellas are permitted, but please use them with consideration to other audience members.

WHAT CAN I EAT AND DRINK?

The park café is open and they will have a stall at the first scene selling food and drinks or you can bring your own picnic (plastic tumblers only).

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The Ticket Office at the Park opens at 6.00pm. We recommend arriving by 6.30pm. The park is open all day with plenty to see and do – have a look here.

HOW TO GET TO WILLIAMSON PARK?

DRIVING

FROM THE NORTH

Use M6 junction 34. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

FROM THE SOUTH

Use M6 junction 33. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

For Satnav: LA1 3DZ – this will take you to the Wyresdale Road Car Park (please see ‘Parking’ for more information)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The park is a 30 minute walk from Lancaster Train and Bus Stations, and is situated on top of a hill. Please check your travel details online or call Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394.

TAXIS

32090 Taxis: 01524 32090

Radio Taxis: 01524 848848

WHERE DO I PARK

There are two carparks but we usually recommend using Wyresdale road. For accessible parking please call us nearer the time and we will advise you where the last scene is and the best car park to use

car-park-map

Accessible toilets are available at Wyresdale Road car park and the cafe.

WHAT IF I’M LATE?

The Box Office will close at 7.45pm. After this time, if you have already purchased tickets, please make your way to the first scene.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We do perform in wet weather, so please come prepared. Very few performances are lost to bad weather, and we aim to carry on unless conditions put the safety of audiences or performers at risk.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A SHOW IS CANCELLED?

The earliest a decision about whether to cancel a show will be taken is at 7.15pm on the evening of the show and will depend on conditions in the park at that time.

When a performance is cancelled ticket holders will be entitled to equivalent replacement tickets for a future performance of this or any other Dukes production, to the equivalent cash value, subject to availability, to be booked within 1 year. No cash refund will be given (Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act 1947). In the event of a last night performance being cancelled or if all remaining performances have sold out, there will be no replacement performance of the show, and above conditions apply.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OR FILM?

Photography and the use of recording equipment, including mobile phones, are not permitted at any time.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs are not permitted at any of our performances, except for assistance dogs. If you arrive with a dog, we will be unable to admit you.

CAN I BRING A PUSHCHAIR FOR MY CHILD / BABY?

Space is limited so if you want to bring your child/ baby in a pushchair you will need to purchase a child’s ticket. Babies carried by an adult in a sling/papoose do not need a ticket.

Please also note the following:

  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission;
  • All tickets are non-refundable;

If any of the above terms and conditions are unacceptable to you please contact the Box Office within three working days of receiving your tickets and a full refund will be given.

DUKES BOX OFFICE; Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE   Tel: 01524 598500

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