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    Georgina’s Journal: Blogs from a Summer Intern #4

    Here’s the final blog from our intern Georgina: I’ve arrived at my last week of working at The Dukes and it has really flown by. In the past eight weeks I’ve been immersed in so many aspects of The Dukes, learning the ins and outs of marketing but also seeing...

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    The Bay Writer Makes Dukes Return

    Daragh Carville, writer of ITV’s hit drama The Bay, is to become the newest Honorary Patron of The Dukes. Originally from Armagh, Northern Ireland, Carville had an interest in theatre, television and cinema from an early age. When he and his wife, the novelist Jo Baker, moved to Lancaster in...

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    Georgina’s Journal: Blogs from a Summer Intern #3

    Last week I was explaining to someone the kind of things I’ve been doing here at The Dukes Marketing office, and listing everything out reminded me just how varied the work is, which is great because it means I’m learning a whole lot! One new thing I’ve been doing is...

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    Win Gandalf’s Staff Signed by Sir Ian McKellen

    The Dukes are delighted to announce our “Gandalf’s Staff Lottery”, a chance for you to win a unique piece of Dukes park show history – complete with an exciting addition. The lucky winner will receive the handcrafted staff used in our award-winning 2016 production of The Hobbit. And, to make it even...

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    Georgina’s Journal: Blogs from a Summer Intern #2

    My Sunset Screening Posters: The Process of Design Time is flying and I’ve been interning at The Dukes for nearly three weeks now! This week I’ve been sitting in on some programming workshops and meetings, which gave a real sense of the thought and intention behind programming theatre events at...

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    Georgina’s Journal: Blogs from a Summer Intern #1

    We’re delighted to welcome Lancaster University student Georgina Harris to our team here at The Dukes for the summer. Georgina is here on a short internship, during which time she hopes to develop her existing skills and pick up some advice and guidance from our staff. She’ll be writing a...

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    New Director Takes The Reins At The Dukes

    The Dukes has today announced that Karen O’Neill, formerly of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, will take the reins as the venue’s director from August. Karen will be taking on the new role at a pivotal moment for the Lancaster venue, overseeing the implementation and development of the new business model...

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    Dukes Disclose New Exhibition

    Local artists Anthony Birchwood and Ingrid Christie present a joint exhibition Disclosures at The Dukes this June and July. In an exhibition bursting with colour, Birchwood and Christie’s work is displayed in the our gallery and cafe bar and is free to view for the general public. Anthony Birchwood started...

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    We’re Staging A Cross Bay Walk!

    We are swapping the stage for the sands in our latest fundraising venture. Our Cross Bay Challenge takes place on July 28 and members of the public are invited to take part in this walk across the spectacular Morecambe Bay. This family event will set off from Arnside at 2pm...

  • Gloria Grahame in The Dukes 1980 production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

    Sir Ian Follows Famous Footsteps To The Dukes

    This month we’re excited to be welcoming Sir Ian McKellen who’s making his Dukes debut at the age of 80! But Sir Ian isn’t the first theatrical great to have graced our stage. The Dukes can also lay claim to helping Harriet Walter on her way to becoming a Dame....