Halloween Half Term Magic Workshop with Chris Cox

Online over Zoom
Date: Friday 30 October  
Time: 10am-2.30pm
Age range: 10-16
Capacity: 15 maximum
Price: £50.00

Please note: There are two half bursaries available for low income households. Please email carlw@dukeslancaster.org for more information.

Master mind-reading and magic in this unique online theatrical workshop presented by West End and Broadway magic star Chris Cox

Chris has been called ‘One of the most exciting entertains in Britain’ by The Guardian, he’s played to over 750,000 people worldwide including three west end runs, two US tours, a sell out season at Sydney Opera House and most recently starring in The Illusionists on Broadway. He has had his own CBBC series, ‘Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic’ and is magic and illusions assistant on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One and Two.

Included with the price of the workshop is a one-of-a-kind box. What's in the box? It's a secret, and magicians always keep their secrets, but we can tell you that it will be filled with special props, gimmicks and the items you need to make the magic happen. 

Each magic effect is hand picked by Chris who will teach you over Zoom exactly how to do the trick with the items we provide. He'll then work on performance and presentation techniques with you so by the end of the session and with a bit of practice and rehearsal you'll be able to wow your friends and family with some amazing magic and mind-reading tricks - all while building your confidence and critical thinking skills. 

Please book your spot before October 27 so that we can post the box out to you. 

Free Autobiographical Theatre project for Young Female Travellers aged 13 - 16

The Dukes Theatre is looking to work with young women (ages 13-16) from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities across Lancaster and Morecambe. Zoom workshops take place at Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Our Voice is an autobiographical theatre project with live artist Bryony Kimmings and reality star Amy Hart (who is from a Traveller background). The project is a celebration of the culture and traditions of these communities, whilst challenging negative stereotypes.  

This project is a new blended learning opportunity in association with the University of Lancaster and is made with, and performed by, young women from GRT communities across the district.  

Zoom sessions will take place in a Covid-secure classroom at Lancaster & Morecambe College. 

In-person | Session 1 |  Introduction at The Dukes

  • Tues 20 Oct | 4 - 5pm | Drama workshop
  • Tues 20 Oct | 5 - 6pm | Zoom Q&A with Amy Hart and Bryony Kimmings 
  • Zoom Session 1 | Mon 9 Nov| 4 - 6pm   
  • Zoom Session 2 | Tue 10 Nov 4 - 6pm 
  • Zoom Session 3 | Mon 16 Nov | 4 - 6pm   
  • Zoom Session 4 | Tue 17 Nov | 4 - 6pm 

Performance Tue 24 Nov at Moor Space 5 - 6pm


The project is free to all who take part and the Dukes will cover any travel expense incurred during involvement of the project. 

The project will culminate with a socially-distanced performance at the Dukes.  

If the project is interesting to you please email our Creative Learning Manager Carl Woodward: carlw@dukeslancaster.org by 14 October. 

Please note: Spaces are limited. 

Bring Me Laughter Sessions

We are delighted to offer our Bring Me Laughter multi-arts sessions in Lancaster and Morecambe.

These sessions include music, singing, drama, movement and visual art in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

The sessions are designed specifically for people living with early stag dementia and their care-givers. 

These sessions are FREE.

Lancaster | Thursdays 2-4pm | At The Dukes, Moor Lane, LA1 1QE

Morecambe | Thursdays 12 - 2.30pm | At More Music, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Please check back for dates.