• Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

    Mosey Along To A Classic Film Screening

    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid ride into town this May, 50 years after their story first hit the big screen. The classic film which sees Paul Newman and Robert Redford play two outlaws who rob trains in the Old West is our latest dementia friendly screening. Our A Life...

  • Ludus Dance and The Dukes present Big Up North dance theatre festival on April 26 and 27

    Strut Along To Big Up North

    The Big Up North dance theatre festival is just a day away! We’re excited to host this annual extravaganza of dance produced by Lancaster’s very own Ludus Dance and featuring the highest quality dance theatre talent from across the region. This Friday will see an exciting night of fresh, original...

  • Tony Law

    Tony’s A Law Unto Himself

    Surreal comic, Tony Law makes a welcome return to The Dukes in May so expect the unexpected. Tony describes A Lost Show as being about optimism and recovery as he recalls years lost to alcohol and drugs in his own inimitable style. Accents, observations, shouting, clowning, a space bear puppet,...

  • Katie's Junk Yard web

    Sing Along With Shattering Images

    Our Shattering Images theatre group will tell a fun story of exploration and friendship when they perform at our Centre for Creative Learning on May 2. Katie’s Junk Yard is the annual production by the inclusive drama group run by The Dukes in collaboration with Lancaster’s Loyne School for students...

  • Mark Beaumont talks about his epic cycling adventure at The Dukes this May

    World Class Cyclist Pedals In

    We’ll be giving World Record holder, Mark Beaumont a warm welcome when he rides into the theatre this May to relive how he cycled around the world in fewer than 80 days. Mark completed his cycling marathon, inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, in 2017. And on May 22,...

  • The Dukes latest dementia friendly project, Bring Me Laughter hopes to raise a smile.

    New Dementia Friendly Project Brings Laughter

    We are proud to reveal details of our latest groundbreaking project which aims to put a smile on the faces of people living with dementia. Bring Me Laughter follows on from our pioneering A Life More Ordinary (ALMO) programme of dementia friendly events and is funded by Wellcome’s Public Engagement...

  • Lou Sanders

    Lou Sanders Hogs The Limelight

    One of Britain’s most original comedians, Lou Sanders makes her Dukes debut this spring. Lou calls here on May 22 during her first national tour with her awardwinning show – Shame Pig. This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig...

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    Come To The Cabaret!

    Expect a night like no other when Mother’s Ruin bring their cabaret to The Dukes for this first time this May. A spectacular menagerie of queer artists from the North West will be joined by two local performers at this special event sponsored by Dukes Patron Nigel Kirkup to celebrate...

  • Sarah Punshon (use this one)

    Leadership changes at The Dukes

    The Dukes is currently transitioning to a new business model that will enable it to survive recent reductions in funding and thrive into the future. As part of this the previous roles of Artistic Director and Chief Executive will be combined into one Director position which will shortly be advertised....

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    Folk Star’s Dukes Date

    One of the country’s most talented folk musicians, James Yorkston, is en route to us this May. The critically-acclaimed Scottish singer returns to The Dukes with his new solo tour just months after the release of his latest album, The Route to the Harmonium. An integral original member of the...