Renovate The Rake

We need your help!

After 50 years of creating amazing theatre and sharing the best in independent cinema at the Dukes we are now looking towards the future. As part of our plans to continue as a vital cultural hub for our community, our facilities are in need of an urgent update. We have some exciting plans in place to Renovate the Rake including new seating and a new cinema screen but we need your help to make it happen. In 2022 we will be looking to raise £200k to invest in our Rake theatre and we are asking you to support our ambitions. Your donation however big or small will be vital to making the Rake a more comfortable and inviting space for audiences, artists and our community to enjoy.

If you are able to donate please see the link below. We will be sharing all our plans and will be working with our audiences to shape the new look for the Rake. The Dukes is extremely proud of the support from our audiences and community, simply we couldn’t do it without you so we hope you will join us on this exciting journey to RENOVATE THE RAKE!!!


Thank you in advance for your support.


Best Wishes

The Dukes Team

Ways to Support The Dukes

The Dukes was inviting and the atmosphere electric! I would definitely recommend and will certainly be back to The Dukes in the future.

Becca, Barrow in Furness

Cracking little cinema.

Neil, Garstang

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The Dukes is fantastic. We love it for family theatre, a good film, drama classes or for just popping in for a drink.

Joanna, Lancaster

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The Dukes provides Lancaster with a cultural heart. I am always inspired, challenged and entertained and I'm grateful that Lancaster has such a great place where I can enjoy the arts.

Guy, Lancaster

Amazing, interactive theatre which feels really personal.

Caroline, Lancaster

Great venue. Lovely and enthusiastic staff and cast.

Danny, Blackpool

Fabulous, friendly people and always something interesting to watch.

Rebecca, Lancaster

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The Dukes,
Moor Lane,

Booking enquiries:

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Box Office: 01524 598500

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Opening Times

General opening:

Mon: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: From 11am 

Saturday: From 10:30am

Sunday: From 11am

Events will start at the time advertised. Please arrive in good time to be seated comfortably. 
Please note on days with no events the building will be shut. 

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