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Dukes Theatre and Cinema

Type:Theatre

Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1QE

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Tel: 01524 598 500

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Dukes Theatre and Cinema

This converted church in Lancaster is now a much-praised repertory theatre and cinema. Built in 1796 as the Parish Church of St Anne, it was cleverly converted into a theatre in 1971. As Lancashire's only professional producing theatre, The Dukes produces five shows a year including an outdoor Promenade performance and a Christmas family show, and also hosts many leading touring theatre productions. There is a public bar which is open around performance times and most evenings.

In addition to its role as a theatre, The Dukes is an independent cinema and has a varied and extensive programme. Please click here for Events listings for What's On Daily or phone the Box Office.

With three auditoria the Dukes is perfect for an entertaining evening out, whether visiting the theatre or cinema or just popping in for a drink. Opportunities are available for sponsorship of productions, seasons or individual aspects of The Dukes. For further information contact Joe Sumsion, Director on 01524 598500.

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Prices

Please contact the Dukes for price details of all tickets.

Opening Times

See individual show times on website (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Friday, 1st January 2021 - Friday, 31st December 2021

Film at Dukes Theatre & CinemaFilm screenings throughout the year in a unique cinema in the heart of Lancaster city centre.  Pre-order some drinks or snaps and enjoy your event.  
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Saturday, 16th October 2021 - Saturday, 16th October 2021

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?A brand new show from the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’or and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner, star of her own Netflix special and BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap.
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Saturday, 23rd October 2021 - Saturday, 23rd October 2021

Jenny Eclair: Sixty!Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude.
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Friday, 29th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

Dracula: The Untold StoryNew Year’s Eve, 1965, London, England. Just before midnight, as revellers celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.  She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that witnessed Count…
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Saturday, 4th December 2021 - Saturday, 4th December 2021

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It​​​​​​​Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up.  
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Saturday, 29th January 2022 - Saturday, 29th January 2022

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini QueenFollowing a sold-out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Brain on a nationwide tour.
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Friday, 11th February 2022 - Friday, 11th February 2022

Ahir Shah: LiveFeaturing his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. 
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Saturday, 26th February 2022 - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Jamali Maddix: King CrudWith a brand new show for 2021 Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.
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Thursday, 31st March 2022 - Thursday, 31st March 2022

Count Arthur Strong: And This Is MeAfter many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial public demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of him being highly magnanimous. 
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsMaking a Difference Award Making a Difference Award 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsCultural Venue/Organisation Award Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2013
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2015
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster. Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass small retail park on left on approach to traffic lights. Turn left following signs for Lancaster City Centre. Once on the one-way system keep in the left-hand lane and follow the brown heritage signs for The Dukes.

Public Transport Directions

Turn left from train station, follow signs to city centre and walk through pedestrianised shopping area, past Boots and cross Great John Street over to Moor Lane where The Dukes is situated.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Encourage Use of Public Transport
  • Energy Saving Measures - Appliances
  • Energy Saving Measures - Heating
  • Energy Saving Measures - Lighting
  • Energy Saving Measures - Well Insulated
  • Event Venue
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Recycling Policy - Glass
  • Recycling Policy - Paper
  • Recycling Policy - Plastics
  • Recycling Policy - Veg/Food Waste
  • Sign Language
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Materials
  • Water Saving Measures

Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Sign Language

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Aim to Attract Conferences & Business meetings

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Theatre
  • WiFi available

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