Support Us

Investing in the Future of Your Theatre

Inspiring People - Enriching Lives

Not only a theatre, cinema or arts centre… our programme and groundbreaking work with communities makes The Dukes an essential and much loved creative hub that reaches out beyond our modest premises, from the Lancashire Coastline to the Pennines, and beyond.

As a registered charity (no. 501935) The Dukes is committed to protecting the arts and cultural life of Lancaster. We rely on support from individuals, trusts and businesses to help us that mission.

There are many ways to support The Dukes – join a membership scheme, sponsor a show, donate or simply bring your friends to the café when you go for a coffee.

Inspiring People - Enriching Lives

Sign up, support and save!

Join as a Friend of the Dukes and help us keep producing great art that enriches people’s lives, plus save money on every visit.

You will be helping us as a charity whilst also receiving discounts in the cafébar, cinema tickets and live shows, plus priority booking and exclusive events.

Support us to create and present great art which changes people’s lives for the better.

With your support we can:
  • Create, develop and present amazing live productions
  • Work with local and emerging artists to advance their skills and career
  • Provide great opportunities for marginalised groups
  • Engage with schools in deprived areas and enhance their learning
  • Support and encourage young people to gain skills in the Arts
  • Continue to be a thriving artistic hub for Lancaster, Morecambe and the North West
  • Offer life-enhancing activities for those living with dementia

Ways to Support The Dukes

Dukes Film Friend

Join our FILMS ONLY membership at £25 each year

Film Friend - £25 per year
  • £1 off all film tickets
  • 2 free cinema tickets when you first join
  • 10% discount at The Dukes Café Bar (20% 2-4pm Mon-Sat)
  • Priority mailing & booking
  • Supporters e-newsletter

Dukes Friend

£40 per year (£3.25 per month by Standing Order)

Dukes Friends rewards currently include:
  • All the benefits of being a Film Friend plus...
  • Discounts on Touring Productions
  • 50% discount on Supporters Priority Evenings
  • Discounts on Dukes theatre productions


Dukes Champion

£5 each month

Membership with rewards and a donation combined.

All of the rewards of Dukes Friends plus:
  • Free tickets to ‘Secrets of The Stage’ events
  • Portion of membership used to directly support our mission
  • Special Stage on Screen £10 ticket

Dukes Patron

£15 each month

An enhanced level of giving to support for The Dukes’ vision to create and encourage great art and entertainment.

All of the benefits of a Champion plus:
  • One exclusive VIP guest night and performance of your choice
  • Annual reception with Creative Learning team and participants
  • A thank you on our supporters board

Dukes Guardian

£85 each month

For those who choose to make a major financial contribution to the work of The Dukes

All of the benefits of a Patron plus:
  • All exclusive guest night VIP and performances
  • 20% Cafebar Discount
  • Director Lunches
  • Thank you in each season brochure and on our supporter board


Cracking little cinema.

Neil, Garstang

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

Joanna, Lancaster

Amazing, interactive theatre which feels really personal.

Caroline, 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

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

Get in Touch

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,
Lancaster,
LA1 1QE

tickets@dukes-lancaster.org

Box Office: 01524 598500

Opening Times

Mon - Sat: Opens 10am. Box Office and Cafebar close after the last film / performance begins.

Sun: Open 30mins before film begins / 1hour before satellite screening or live performance begins. Box Office and Cafebar close after the last film / performance begins.

Support The Dukes

The Dukes is a registered charity (no. 501935).

We could not exist without support from our partners and members.

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