• Marcquelle Ward (Aladdin) and Dora Rubinstein(Princess) in a scene from The Dukes production of Aladdin which opens on November 24.

    Aladdin Flies In On Friday

    Tickets for our production of Aladdin are flying out of the Box Office. Boxing Day is proving particular popular with the 4pm performance now sold out so an extra show has been added at 7.30pm. Tech week is now well underway as the first show opens this Friday afternoon! But...

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    Aladdin Has Arrived!

    Aladdin has now arrived at The Dukes and he’s busy rehearsing for our Christmas production. The famous storybook character is being played by Marcquelle Ward, star of the ITV series Britannia High, who was award nominated for his debut West End role as The Rum Tum Tugger in Cats at...

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    Blackout Finale Lights Up Lancaster

    A special late night final performance of Blackout will take place on November 3 as part of Light Up Lancaster. Our community play, which tells the story of how Storm Desmond plunged North Lancashire into darkness for days, has been warmly received by audiences since it began its run on...

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    Help Aladdin Find His Missing Magic Lamp

    Aladdin is calling on local children to find his magic lamp which has gone missing! He’s desperate to get it back for rehearsals of The Dukes forthcoming festive production which opens on November 24. Aladdin has heard that some of the shops in Lancaster city centre have taken a shine...

  • The Dukes production of Blackout which runs from October 13-November 3.

    People’s Play Just Days Away

    We’re just days away from premiering Blackout, our very own play about how Storm Desmond affected our community. We are hoping luck will be on our side for opening night – Friday the 13th of October – and the rest of the run which ends on November 3. Inspired by...

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    Dukes Premiere For Storm Desmond Play

    A power cut of unprecedented proportions and duration has sparked our forthcoming new homegrown production. At 10.45pm on December 5, 2015, Storm Desmond plunged 100,000 people in North Lancashire into darkness, lasting four days for many. At the storm’s peak, 1,742 cubic metres of water per second flowed down the...

  • All aboard for The Dukes production of Treasure Island in Williamson Park,Lancaster.

    Enjoy An Extra Week On Treasure Island

    We’re delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, our outdoor production of Treasure Island will sail on for an extra week. Thousands of people have already seen the walkabout show in Williamson Park and it’s proving so popular that Treasure Island will finally drop anchor on August 19. Treasure...

  • Setting sail for Treasure Island in The Dukes production which runs until August 12

    Park Show Magic Alive And Kicking

    The magic of our park shows is still very much alive and kicking, 30 years since we first began producing walkabout theatre – according to the critics. The first reviews for Treasure Island are now in and the Lancaster Guardian was full of praise for its “Classic storytelling, crafty adaptation,...

  • The Dukes Film Programme and Live Events Manager, Johnathan Ilott, and Chief Executive, Ivan Wadeson with the Northern Soul Awards

    Our Double Award Delight

    The Dukes is the life and soul of the North for cinema and plays after scooping two new awards. We won Best Cinema and Best Theatre Production at the inaugural awards launched by Northern Soul, an online guide celebrating the region’s exceptional culture and enterprise. Despite relatively limited resources in...

  • 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)

    Treasure Island Launches Tonight!

    We’re excited to be embarking on our 30th year of park shows tonight with our latest offering – Treasure Island! It’s anchors aweigh for what promises to be another bumper season in Williamson Park as three of this week’s performances have already sold out. There’s still some availability tonight, if...