It's festive season here at The Dukes and we have a host of yuletide treats for to enjoy with this Christmas. From mulled wine to Muppets, Beasts to ballet and Christmas chills to heartwarming thrills, take a look at our Christmas highlights.

A Beauty and the Beast show pull-up banner in between Christmas trees in the Dukes foyer

Christmas in the CafeBar

Cosy up in our CafeBar with some festive treats and winter warmers, with mince pies and bakes courtesy of Talk About Tasty, glasses of mulled wine and a little something special our catering and hospitality genius Jane has come up with called a ‘Biscotti’ – a hot, smooth, delicious drink combining Biscoff biscuits with your choice of milk.

The CafeBar is open from 10am during weekdays.

Beauty and the Beast Production Image: Belle looks in shock at the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Join us this Christmas for a fun, festive show packed full of fun, music and magical storytelling (as well as a fair bit of flora and fauna!). It's another wonderful adventure from Daniel Bye (Sleeping Beauty) and Sarah Punshon (Grimm Tales), featuring the brilliant talent of the creatives behind past Christmas shows Cinderella, Peter Pan and Aladdin. 

Friday 3 - Friday 31 December 
Audio Description: Tuesday 21 December
BSL: Wednesday 22 December 

Christmas Gothic: the heroine, dressed in a black Victorian dress and holding a candle in the dark

Christmas Gothic **SOLD OUT**

Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark…

Saturday 4 December, 7.30pm (SOLD OUT)

A Christmas Carol promo shot: Ebenezer Scrooge holding a candle in the dark

A Christmas Carol

A pleasingly haunting adaptation of the most famous festive ghost story, from the company behind The Book of Darkness & Light and Shivers, including Belle & Mary writer Adam Z Robinson. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys into the past, present and yet-to-come, with Victorian London and the ghosts of Christmas brought to life through the magical art of storytelling and a live violin score.

A Boy Called Christmas Film Still: Nikolas riding a reindeer

A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

This magical adaptation of Matt Haig's seasonal bestseller sees a young boy called Nikolas venture on an extraordinary journey into the snowy north in search of his father. From headstrong reindeers, a loyal mouse and sprinkling of festive charm, it's a story for all the family that proves that nothing is impossible. 

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 December

ROH The Nutcracker Production Still: Clara dancing in front of a giant, ornate Christmas tree

Stage on Screen: ROH The Nutcracker

Enjoy this screening of the Royal Ballet’s sparkling production of the The Nutcracker – an enchanting, festive treat for the whole family. Directed by Peter Wright, it’s a magical adventure, a Christmas classic and a delightful way to discover the wonder of ballet.

Sunday 12 December, 2pm

A Boy Called Christmas Film Still: Nikolas holding a wooden top while loyal pet mouse Miika sits on his shoulder.

Parent & Baby: A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

Enjoy a festive film outing with your baby for company with this winter warmer. With the lights slightly up and the sound slightly down, our Parent & Baby screenings are ideal for enjoying new releases on the big screen.

Tuesday 14 December, 11am

Silent Night Film Still: Keira Knightley

Silent Night (15)

Here's a bit of alternative Christmas film fare - a jet-black comedy about a group of friends reuniting to celebrate Christmas in a British country pile while the world faces impending doom. 

Friday 17 December and Wednesday 22 December 

The Muppet Christmas Carol: Rizzo the Rat holding Gonzo's coat as they swing through the night sky

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

The Muppets, Sir Michael Caine and a Charles Dickens classic combine for one of the greatest Christmas films. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the gang retell the iconic tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of past, present and future who visit him on Christmas Eve night. So much fun and heart-warming too! 

December 19 - 24 (excluding December 20)

Bolshoi Ballet Promo Image: A ballet dancer in a red leotard, red tights and red billowing cape leaping.

Stage on Screen: Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Another opportunity to indulge in some brilliant ballet on our cinema screen, as Tchaikovsky's exceptional score is paired with the magical choreography of the breathtaking Bolshoi Ballet. A holiday classic to delight the hearts of all generations. This version was captured live in Moscow, December 23, 2018.

It's a Wonderful Life Film Still: George Bailey (James Stewart) surrounded by his wife Mary (Donna Reed) and children.

It's a Wonderful Life (PG)

A Dukes Christmas staple. This moving quintessential Christmas classic sees George Bailey (James Stewart), a desperate man who sees no purpose in his life, visited by his guardian angel Clarence who shows him what his beloved hometown would be like if he hadn’t existed. 

December 19 - December 24 (excluding December 20)