The Dukes

Thousands of people have enjoyed this year's Dukes production of The Hobbit in Lancaster's Williamson Park
Our work in facts and figures:
The Dukes is a registered charity
The Dukes is the only building-based professional producing theatre in Lancashire and has for many years received regular funding from Arts Council England, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council
More than 500,000 people have attended The Dukes promenade plays since 1987, making them the biggest walkabout theatre event in the UK
The Dukes has been an independent cinema since it opened in 1971.
In 2013-14, 143,152 people attended Dukes events – a company record
The Dukes Creative Learning Department is rated outstanding by Arts Council England
The Dukes won the inaugural Lancashire Tourism Cultural Venue/Organisation Award in 2013

Download our most recent annual report: Dukes Annual Report 2014 2015


During 2014 Arts Lancashire’s organised a major public consultation on the value of arts and culture to the people of Lancashire – the full report can be downloaded HERE