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Lancaster Arts

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW

Tel: 01524 594 151

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A dozen performers walk through the streets of Lancaster city.  Image credit Eliza Brown

Where ideas, creativity and people connect.

​​​​​​The strapline underlines the commitment to exceptional art that connects people and ideas.  Lancaster Arts is based at Lancaster University in the north west of England and encompasses the Nuffield Theatre, the Great Hall and the Peter Scott Gallery.  A long-established artistic reputation for the creation, development and presentation of cutting edge contemporary arts and proud to be part of Arts Council England’s portfolio as a combined arts organisation.

Lancaster Arts is a distinctive cross-arts organisation in an academic context, Lancaster University, an environment that supports the questioning of what constitutes the artistic, the social, the political and the personal.

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


Saturday, 13th April 2024 - Sunday, 21st April 2024

River Tours: The LuneMulti-disciplinary theatrical performance to communities along the River Lune.
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Wednesday, 24th April 2024 - Wednesday, 24th April 2024

Susan Kempster: Common Groundunique evening of performance from dance artist and choreographer, Susan Kempster, featuring three pieces exploring ageing.
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Wednesday, 24th April 2024 - Friday, 31st May 2024

José García Oliva: Out of HoursImmerse yourself in an original collaboration between artist José García Oliva and the dedicated cleaners, porters and security staff of Lancaster University. 
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Tuesday, 30th April 2024 - Tuesday, 30th April 2024

Propellor: Flight PatternsLancaster Arts welcomes Propellor back to the Nuffield Theatre for a reimagining of the music from their acclaimed podcast into a concert with food.
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Thursday, 2nd May 2024 - Thursday, 2nd May 2024

Action Hero: The TalentThe voice and human presence in the 21st Century. 
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Thursday, 9th May 2024 - Thursday, 9th May 2024

Ariana Kim and Michael Poll in ConcertEmbark on a musical flight with a programme that traverses the emotional spectrum. 
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018



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Peter Scott Gallery, LancasterLancaster’s Peter Scott Gallery presents a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and associated talks. The gallery art collection includes Japanese and Chinese art, antiquities, works by twentieth century British artists and prints by significant European artists.

Image credit Drew Forsyth.  A man sit on a chair on the stage surrounded in darkness with the spotlight on him.  Autumn leaves fall from above and areNuffield Theatre, Lancaster"The Nuffield Theatre is one of the most important venues in the UK for contemporary performance, with a programme that is always a fantastic mix of new discoveries and established innovators

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