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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

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 booking on outdoor and off-site screenings
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • No transaction fees
  • A free Cinema ticket to celebrate your birthday

Dukes Friend

£40 per year (£3.34 per month)

All of the benefits of Dukes Film Friends, plus:
  • Discounts on selected live events
  • £1 off Dukes productions (Incl Christmas & Park Show)
  • Invite to our Season Launch Events

Dukes Champion

£60 per year (£5 per month)

Membership with benefits and a donation combined.

All of the benefits of Dukes Friends plus:
  • £10 tickets to Stage on Screen
  • Priority Booking for Christmas & Park Shows

Dukes Patron

£180 per year (£15 per month)

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

Dukes Guardian

£1000 per year (£85 per 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:
  • Invite to our Season Launch Events & Exclusive Theatre Talks
  • Thank you in each season brochure and on our supporter board
  • Free hot refreshment on every visit to the cinema or live event
  • Invitation to our board Reception

Email for more information

Dukes Student Membership


(You'll need to provide proof that you're a University Student before your benefits will be activated)
  • One free cinema ticket when you first sign up
  • £4.50 cinema tickets throughout your membership
  • £8 theatre tickets on selected shows
  • Free wifi & unlimited refills on tea and filter coffee @ our Theatre Bar
  • Invites to our season launch events, gaining a sneak peek on upcoming theatre & cinema
  • Mystery, exclusive discounts and surprises on cinema & theatre throughout the year
  • Our exclusive newsletter sent to you monthly

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

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

Great venue. Lovely and enthusiastic staff and cast.

Danny, Blackpool

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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

Get in Touch

The Dukes,
Moor Lane,

Booking enquiries:

General enquiries:

Box Office: 01524 598500

You can download our Safeguarding & Privacy Policy here

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. 

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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