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The Dukes Play in the Park is the highlight of the cultural calendar in Lancaster, and we want to make sure we can continue to produce daring, inspiring stories long into the future.

From the magic of The Hobbit, to the courageous spirit of Treasure Island and the swashbuckling fun of The Three Musketeers, our walkabout shows inspire generations of joy – a magical experience that is truly for everyone.
Behind the scenes, lighting designers, sound technicians, stage managers and costume makers spend months putting the show together every summer.

All that activity leads to The Dukes’ biggest event of the year, with 15,000 people from Lancashire and beyond boosting the local economy whilst creating summer memories to last a lifetime.

But we need your help to keep our future bright. For our shows to be the best they can be, we need new technical equipment such as lighting and microphones, and we need to be able to invest in weather-resistant costumes every year.
Be a part of our mission to keep creating and presenting great art which changes people’s lives for the better by supporting our fundraising campaign. With your help, The Dukes can keep making new adventures for generations to come!

Make a text donation

Donate £5 to The Dukes Park Show campaign by texting ‘PARKSHOW‘ to 70085. This costs £5 plus your standard network rate message.

Alternatively, you can give up to £20 by texting ‘PARKSHOW’ followed by the amount, for example:
PARKSHOW10‘ gives £10
PARKSHOW20‘ gives £20

A follow up text will then be sent where you can fill out a gift aid declaration form if you are an eligible UK tax payer.

MAKE A SINGLE DONATION

Your gift of any size will contribute to the valuable work of The Dukes to support our vision to create and encourage great art and entertainment.

You can also donate as a ticket top-up every time you purchase tickets for The Dukes!

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Start a fundraiser for The Dukes

You can set up your own fundraising page for birthdays, events or sponsorships, in which members of the public can donate directly to your fundraising campaign for The Dukes. This can be done via Virgin Giving on the link in the ‘make a single donation’ section above

or you can start your fundraiser via Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/fund/dukeslancaster/ and selecting The Dukes as your cause.

Lancaster Riverside Half Marathon

MARATHON

This summer, five members of The Dukes team will be lacing up their running shoes to raise money for our Park Show fundraising campaign.

Box Office Manager Karen, Front of House Manager Karl, Bar Manager Simon, Box Office Assistant Tom and Programme Manager Johnathan will all be training and taking part in the Lancaster Riverside Half Marathon.

Donate

Thank you for supporting us. Your donation will always make a difference and it will help support the valuable work we do in our theatres and in the community.

The Dukes is a registered charity (No: 501935). We inspire people and enrich lives by creating and presenting work and by creating opportunities for everyone to experience and participate in the highest quality cultural activities.