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Coronavirus Update

In light of the Government’s recent updates regarding coronavirus/COVID-19, The Dukes has closed to the public for the foreseeable future. As the situation is constantly evolving, these plans may change and we will do our best to keep you informed about any developments to how this impacts us. You can find our statement in full here.

These are unprecedented and uncertain times, and, as a registered charity, we cannot deny that this period will be a challenge for us, with little to no income being generated.

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.

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 information about paying 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 information about paying 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 information about paying by standing order

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

Great venue. Lovely and enthusiastic staff and cast.

Danny, Blackpool

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

Fabulous, friendly people and always something interesting to watch.

Rebecca, Lancaster

Amazing, interactive theatre which feels really personal.

Caroline, Lancaster

Get in Touch

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,

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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