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Coronavirus Update

After four months of being closed, we are now able to open our cinema back up to you and Lancaster from Tuesday 4 August!

These are unprecedented and uncertain times, and, as a registered charity, we cannot deny that this period has been and continues to be a challenge for us.

Any gesture of support is deeply appreciated and will go a long way to helping us work through this difficult transition.

If you can, click HERE to find out the ways that you can donate to The Dukes. 

We thank you for all of your support and kindness. 

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

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.

Email for more information on how to pay by standing order.

Inspiring People - Enriching Lives

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

Email for more information on how to pay by standing order

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

Email for more information on how to pay by standing order

Dukes Patron

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

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

Patrons membership includes a voluntary donation of £120. To discuss a benefit-only membership option, please email 

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

Email for more information on how to pay by standing order

Great venue. Lovely and enthusiastic staff and cast.

Danny, Blackpool

Cracking little cinema.

Neil, Garstang

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

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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

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

Fabulous, friendly people and always something interesting to watch.

Rebecca, Lancaster

Get in Touch

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,

Booking enquiries:

General enquiries:

Box Office: 01524 598500

Opening Times

August 2020 onward (until further notice)

Mon: Closed

Tue - Sun: Our Box Office will be working at reduced hours, open from Tuesday – Sunday from 10.30am – 4.30pm. Screenings will start at the time advertised. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before each screening to reduce queuing but in good time to be seated comfortably. 

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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