• The Dukes Hourglass group who will be presenting Escaping the Perfects on Valentine's Day

    Looking At Love Through The Hourglass

    If you fancy a break from all the red roses, chocolates, love hearts and smooching this Valentine’s Day, look no further than The Dukes. Escaping the Perfects is the latest show by our Hourglass group whose ages range from 15 to 40 plus. Over the past few months, they have...

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    Statement: Safeguarding the future of The Dukes

    As you may have heard, on Friday The Dukes announced that we are planning a new business model with a revised staffing structure which will secure a sustainable financial future. We would like to reassure our audiences, partners and supporters that we are continuing with all current activity in the...

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    Who Inspired Glory?

    Men from the wrestling and boxing scene in the Lancaster and Morecambe area have helped to inspire our next homegrown play. Glory, set in the larger than life world of wrestling, receives its world premiere here from February 21-March 2 before touring nationally. And much of it was developed following...

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    Sweet Half Term Treats For Families

    The kids might have only just returned to school after Christmas but half-term is on the horizon and we’ve got plenty to keep them entertained. On February 16, we will be hosting two performances of Stripey Honey…Is Very Yummy! And on February 20, there’s three performances of Rabbit Girl &...

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    Climber Reaches New Heights

    One of Britain’s top climbers, Leo Houlding, will tell of his latest daring expedition when he visits us on February 9. The Spectre Expedition: To the End of the Earth is the story of Leo’s dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on earth – The Spectre...

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    March Along To The Dukes For Quality Drama

    Two top theatre companies presenting their own versions of a classic Shakespeare comedy and an influential novel are visiting us this March. Both Northern Broadsides and imitating the dog will be making welcome returns this spring. Northern Broadsides present Much Ado About Nothing from March 5-9 while imitating the dog...

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    Jameela Heads For Glory

    Hi, my name is Jameela and I’m excited to be working as an assistant director on Glory, The Dukes co-production with Red Ladder, which is set in the world of Northern entertainment wrestling and opens here on February 21. It will be an interesting learning curve for me as the...

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    Sir Ian McKellen At The Double

    Owing to unprecedented demand, we are delighted to announce Sir Ian McKellen will perform an extra show when he visits us in May. When Sir Ian said that he would be celebrating his 80th birthday by presenting a new solo show at 80 venues nationwide, tickets for The Dukes date...

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    A Life More Ordinary Exceeds Expectations

    We are pleased to report that The Dukes has more than doubled the number of people with dementia that we set out to benefit with our pioneering programme of events. A new report by Lancaster University’s Centre For Ageing Research shows that since 2015, there has been almost 11,000 participations...

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    Mary Poppins Flies In For Family Fun Season

    We have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious season of family fun lined up for 2019. Mary Poppins Returns(U) is a highlight of our family film programme with opportunities to enjoy this sequel to the classic musical from January 18-24 (except January 20) at a price of £6.50/£5.50 concessions and £4.50 for under 18s. Other...