Peter Pan (Gareth Morgan) and Captain Hook (Helen Longworth) in a scene from The Dukes production of Peter Pan which runs from November 23-January 5.

Peter Pan About To Take Off!

We’re so excited that Peter Pan is flying into The Round this Friday. And here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for those of you who’ve already booked your tickets to Neverland for a show that’s promising fairy dust, flight and catchy songs. Fans of last year’s festive production...

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The Borough Meal Deal Is Back!

Enjoy an evening of brilliant cinema and a delicious two course dinner with The Dukes and The Borough for just £15. Both situated in the heart of Lancaster, we have partnered with The Borough to offer cinema goers and food lovers the chance to enjoy both in this great meal...

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Kickstart Open Space Artists Now Confirmed

We’ve now confirmed the artists for our second annual Kickstart Open Space programme, and this year we’re super excited to invite a variety of actors, directors, writers and dancers into our spaces throughout the third week of August. Those taking part in this years’ programme include; local writer and New...

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Lancaster Playwriting Prize - Full Colour

Lancaster Playwriting Prize Launched

The Dukes is proud to announce the launch of a playwriting prize to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Lancaster Playwriting Prize is an initiative arising out of the Cultural Partnership between us and  Lancaster University. It is supported by the actor and Lancaster University graduate, Lucy Briers...

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Octagon Theatre Bolton - John Blackmore, Executive Director landscape

John Blackmore, 1941 – 2018

We were sad to learn that John Blackmore, our former Artistic Director and advocate for regional theatre, passed away yesterday following illness. John was an important figure in theatre across the North of England and Midlands for several decades, including setting up what is now Northern Stage in Newcastle. He...

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