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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

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
  • Priority mailing & booking
  • Supporters e-newsletter

    Dukes Friend

    £40 per year (£3.34 per month)

    Dukes Friends rewards currently include:
    • All the benefits of being a Film Friend plus...
    • Discounts on a selection of Touring Productions
    • £1 off Dukes productions (Incl Christmas & Park Show)
    • Invite to our Season Launch Event
    • Priority booking on outdoor & off-site cinema screening
    • Monthly E-Newsletter

    Dukes Champion

    £60 per year (£5 per month by standing order)

    Membership with rewards and a donation combined.

    All of the rewards of Dukes Friends plus:
    • £10 tickets to Stage on Screen
    • Priority Booking for Christmas & Park Shows
    • Monthly E-Newsletter 

    Dukes Patron

    £180 per year (£15 per month by standing order)

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

    All of the benefits of a Champion plus:
    • Invite to our Press Night for Dukes Productions
    • Invite to all Young Company Productions 
    • A thank you on our supporters' board
    • Monthly E-Newsletter

    Dukes Guardian

    £1000 per year (£85 per month by standing order)

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

    All of the benefits of a Patron plus:
    • Invite to our Season Launch Events & Exclusive Theatre Talks
    • Free hot refreshment on every visit to the cinema or live event
    • Invitation to our board/reception dinner 
    • Thank you in each season brochure and on our supporter board
    • Monthly E-Newsletter

    Email for more information

    Cracking little cinema.

    Neil, Garstang

    Great venue. Lovely and enthusiastic staff and cast.

    Danny, Blackpool

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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

    Fabulous, friendly people and always something interesting to watch.

    Rebecca, 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,
    LA1 1QE

    Booking enquiries:

    General enquiries:

    Box Office: 01524 598500

    Opening Times

    General opening:

    Mon: Closed

    Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - until the start of the final event. 

    Box Office opening:

    Mon: Closed

    Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm (tickets can be purchased from our cafe bar outside of these hours) 

    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. 

    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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