• 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...

  • Matthew Morrell, Harris Beattie and Conner Jordan-Collins in Puss in Boots. Photo Brian Slater

    Children’s Ballet Is The Cat’s Whiskers

    Puss in Boots, Northern Ballet’s latest children’s production, is set to take The Dukes in its stride this May as part of a national tour. Inspired by the much-loved fairytale, Puss in Boots is a remarkable cat who, despite being clever and charming, always seems to bring his master bad...

  • Tiger 9186 Photo Robert Day

    Enjoy A Cracking Time This Easter

    We’ve got loads of egg-citing events lined up for the Easter holidays. As the kids break up well before the Bank Holiday weekend, we have a special treat in store or should that be roar? On April 12 and 13 we’re hosting a stunning stage adaptation of The Tiger Who...

  • One of David French's paintings currently on exhibition at The Dukes

    An Artist’s View Of Home And Away

    A Lancaster artist is presenting A Fresh View of Home in our gallery’s latest exhibition. David French, who is originally from Morecambe, is displaying paintings from his travels and recent works of the Morecambe Bay area. David is a former senior lecturer in carpentry and joinery at Lancaster & Morecambe...

  • Big Up North

    Step Into A Dynamic Dance Festival

    Together with Ludus Dance, we’re proud to be staging Big Up North again this April. Lancaster is set to be the dance capital of the North when this annual dance theatre festival comes to town. On April 26 and 27,  there will be two nights of performance here at The...