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    Vote For Us To Win The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award!

    The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award competition is now OPEN! We’re very pleased to be in the North West Shortlist. If you enjoy visiting us, please spare a moment to follow the link below and vote for the Dukes. Voters have the option of entering a prize draw to WIN...

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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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    Celebrating Creative Adventures in Dementia: A Life More Ordinary Festival

    On Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May 2018, we held a unique two day festival, exploring how the arts are touching the lives of people living with dementia in wonderful and remarkable ways. This event included keynote speakers, performances and workshops by some of the most pioneering artists, practitioners, researchers...

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    Access all areas for young people as part of our Young Creatives programme

    Last week we invited 17 young people to complete a work placement as part of our annual Young Creatives Programme. Coming from schools and colleges from across Lancashire and Cumbria, young people were given an access all areas pass, learning from the many wonderful people that make our theatre tick. They received...

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    Musketeers Attract Business Sponsor

    (Left to Right: Ivan Wadeson – Chief Executive Officer, Richard Alford – Black Bear Managing Director, Sarah Punshon – Artistic Director) We’re thrilled that Black Bear IT Solutions wanted to sponsor The Three Musketeers to support ‘a unique and fantastic event for Lancaster.’ “Our staff have attended previous shows and...

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    Five Star Reviews For Our Three Musketeers

    Our new promenade production of The Three Musketeers is enjoying some five-star reviews, just in. “Director Sarah Punshon has exceeded all expectations with her first park show; an inclusive and joyous celebration of love and diversity, entirely suited to family audiences and an adaptation that truly epitomises the motto of...

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    Behind the Scenes of The Three Musketeers!

    The cast of The Three Musketeers have been busy rehearsing in Williamson Park, getting ready for opening night on Tue 3 July. From dance rehearsals to swashbuckling training, the cast and crew have been working hard on bringing this classic tale to life in a fun and modern way. Check out the rehearsal trailer...

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    The Heat Is On For Our Musketeers

    The sun has been shining down on the final days of rehearsal for our new outdoor walkabout production of The Three Musketeers. Our cast and crew have been enjoying – and enduring! – the heatwave while they put the finishing touches to our show which opens in Williamson Park on...