• The Flying Deuces

    Comedy Duo Fly Into The Dukes

    Laurel & Hardy will be getting into another fine mess when they appear on our big screen on October 22. Ollie and Stan star in The Flying Deuces (U), our latest dementia friendly film screening. In this comedy classic, they play two Americans who head to France to join the...

  • The Evil Dead

    Lancaster Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

    Lancaster has to be one of the scariest places to celebrate Halloween. Some of the spookiest tales focus on our Castle where more people were hanged than anywhere else outside London. And who can forget the Lancashire Witches who were tried there and met their fate at Golgotha – the...

  • Sonya Moorhead, right, with The Greyhounds who will perform Feral at The Dukes on November 2

    Go Wild About Feral

    We’re pleased to be hosting the premiere of Feral on November 2, a show for anyone who’s ever wondered if they’ve missed their chance to be wild. Sonya Moorhead has created and will perform Feral which features live music, storytelling and the odd party trick. It was inspired by her...

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    Gary The Gagster’s Dukes Debut

    We’re happy to be welcoming one of Britain’s leading one-liner comics making his Dukes debut on October 27. Gary Delaney’s latest show – Gagsters Paradise – will be packed full of a seemingly impossible number of new puns, wisecracks, and unstoppable one-liners. A Mock The Week regular and recent star...

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    Join Our Beautiful Choir

    There are still a few places left to join our community choir who will perform during a forthcoming production of Beautiful Thing. Intensive choir rehearsals start on October 12 for the 25th anniversary production of this iconic story which will be performed here from November 6-10. We are collaborating with...

  • One of Jaini Hadley's wall hangings currently on display at The Dukes

    Weaving An Artistic Web At The Dukes

    Autumn might be spider season but there’s a web with a difference currently on display in our gallery. The Web Of Life is the latest exhibition by Lancaster artist and Dukes staff member, Jaini Hadley whose beautiful weavings and hangings are adorning the walls of our gallery until October 20....

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    Storytelling To Give You The Shivers

    We’re preparing for Hallowe’en by hosting some ghostly goings-on later this month. The company who brought us The Book of Darkness and Light last year return on October 26 and 27 with a trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. Shivers features...

  • Theyshallnotgrowold

    Special Screening Of Unique New War Film

    To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, The Dukes is proud to be screening the world premiere of a film showing the Great War as never seen before. They Shall Not Grow Old will be screened here on October 16 at 6pm and will be followed...

  • Hull Showcase at New Diorama Theatre

    Spreading A Little Happiness At The Dukes

    There’s two chances to enjoy a Best Musical Awardwinning show guaranteed to make you smile here at The Dukes this October. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) wowed crowds and critics alike at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe where it won the Best Musical and Fringe First awards. And...

  • Lancaster Playwriting Prize - Full Colour

    Lancaster Playwriting Prize Shortlist Revealed

    The Dukes is pleased to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Lancaster Playwriting Prize to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. In its first year, the prize focused on BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) playwrights of any age or experience, resident in the North West and more...