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Ian McKellen To Make His Dukes Debut

We are excited to announce that Sir Ian McKellen will make his Dukes debut next May to celebrate his 80th birthday year. The acclaimed actor of stage and screen will bring his new solo show here on May 28, 2019 – just three days after his actual birthday – during...

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Help Light Up Lancaster

Opportunities are available to play your part in one of Lancaster’s biggest annual events. Volunteers are needed to help Light Up Lancaster on November 2 and 3. Light Up Lancaster is now a major event in the city’s calendar. Thousands of people attend the weekend festival of art and light...

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Join The Dukes on their Cross Bay Challenge on September 15

All The Bay’s A Stage

There’s just a few places left if you’d like to join our Cross Bay Challenge on September 15. For the second year, we’re inviting members of the public to enjoy a walk across Morecambe Bay and make a difference to the lives of hundreds of people at the same time....

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Listen Up For Port Stories

A former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in audio dramas we’re launching on First Friday, December 2. Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in the popular soap, joins seven other actors in Port Stories, an exciting new Dukes project which recently received...

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All Aboard For Port Stories

Hear all about our exciting new project bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life at a First Friday event on October 7. Port Stories, which has received a £58,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, will explore and reveal Lancaster’s rich and unique 18th Century maritime heritage through research and dynamic...

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The Dukes Honorary Patrons Christine Mackie, Cherylee Houston and Sarah Lancashire - Copy

Star Support For The Dukes

Our three Honorary Patrons met for the first time on Friday to support our fundraising drive and see our outdoor production of Oliver Twist. BAFTA winning Sarah Lancashire, Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston and Lancaster-based actor Christine Mackie attended a patrons reception in the Ashton Memorial before the show. All...

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