• The Tiger Who Came To Tea visits The Dukes on April 12 and 13

    Get Your Claws Into This Tea-Time Treat

    Fresh from its 10th anniversary on stage and more than 50 years as Britain’s best-loved picture book, we are delighted to welcome The Tiger Who Came To Tea this April. This musical play adapted from Judith Kerr’s classic tale is the ideal introduction to theatre for children aged three and...

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    Laugh With The Lefties

    A riotous evening of comedy, music and revolutionary socialism is promised when Lefty Scum return here on April 6. Three of the UK’s most joyfully rabble-rousing acts – Josie Long, Jonny & The Baptists and Grace Petrie –  join forces to present their brand new material and songs but, unsurprisingly,...

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    An Entertaining Exit From Europe

    As the Brexit drama continues in Westminster, we will be marking this unprecedented time in history in our own unique way. Empire To Exit will be performed in The Round on March 27 and 28, just days before Britain was planning to leave the European Union. It marks 200 years...

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    School Jazzes Up Shakespeare

    Be transported back to the 1920s Jazz era with students from Lancaster Royal Grammar School as they present Twelfth Night in our Round theatre on April 2 and 3. Pupils are proud to present a fresh perspective on William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy featuring love triangles, mistaken identities and episodes of...

  • The cast of Lancastrians. Front centre, Roberta Kerry; left Natasha Patel; right Matthew Durkan

    New Play Gives Lancastrians A Voice

    We’re delighted that Junction 8 Theatre, one of our Associate Companies, is to tour a new play about Lancashire by its people across the county this spring. Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by the Chorley-based theatre company. Their stories and thoughts about Lancashire...

  • Some of the prints on display in Charlie Kondras's exhibition

    An Artist’s Paradise

    A Morecambe artist with a passion for 20th Century culture has found his paradise here at The Dukes. Charlie Kondras, who graduated from art school in 2015, is currently staging his Paradise Estate exhibition in our gallery and café bar. Charlie, a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and musician, uses a...

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE [US 1963] STEVE McQUEEN [Bud Ekin doubled as McQueen for the motorcycle jump stunts]

    Escape To The Dukes For A Special Screening

    There’s a chance to see a screening of The Great Escape(PG) at our cinema, 75 years to the day since the actual event happened. March 24 marks the 75th anniversary of the real-life POW escape from the Stalag Luft III prison in German-occupied Poland which inspired the 1963 film. Broadcaster...

  • The impressive interior of St Anne's Church which was converted into The Dukes.

    And Here Beginneth A Dukes History Lesson

    As we are inviting you to wander down memory lane at our Lancaster on Film event on March 25, it’s the perfect opportunity to look back at The Dukes own history. Built originally as St Anne’s Church in 1796, the first vicar here was the Rev Robert Housman whose portrait...

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    Stuart Maconie Talks The Walk

    Bestselling writer and prolific broadcaster, Stuart Maconie makes a welcome returns here next month to tell how he retraced the steps of the Jarrow marchers. On the 80th anniversary of the famous Jarrow Crusade, Stuart walked the same 300 miles from Jarrow to London and found a divided, complex country...

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    Lancaster’s Past On The Big Screen

    Lancaster’s past will be re-discovered on the big screen here on March 25. Extraordinary treasures from the Lancaster of yesteryear will be revealed when we welcome back the North West Film Archive with their collections of professional and amateur footage exploring life in the city over the past century. There...