Play Your Part For The Park

The Dukes Play in the Park is the highlight of the cultural calendar in Lancaster, and we want to make sure we can continue to produce daring, inspiring stories long into the future.

From the magic of The Hobbit, to the courageous spirit of Treasure Island and the swashbuckling fun of The Three Musketeers, our walkabout shows inspire generations of joy – a magical experience that is truly for everyone.

Behind the scenes, lighting designers, sound technicians, stage managers and costume makers spend months putting the show together every summer.

All that activity leads to The Dukes’ biggest event of the year, with 15,000 people from Lancashire and beyond boosting the local economy whilst creating summer memories to last a lifetime.

But we need your help to keep our future bright. For our shows to be the best they can be, we need new technical equipment such as lighting and microphones, and we need to be able to invest in weather-resistant costumes every year.

Be a part of our mission to keep creating and presenting great art which changes people’s lives for the better by supporting our fundraising campaign. With your help, The Dukes can keep making new adventures for generations to come!

Other ways to give

Donate £5 to The Dukes Park Show campaign by texting ‘PARKSHOW‘ to 70085. This costs £5 plus your standard network rate message.

Alternatively, you can give up to £20 by texting ‘PARKSHOW’ followed by the amount, for example:

‘PARKSHOW10‘ gives £10

‘PARKSHOW20‘ gives £20

A follow up text will then be sent where you can fill out a gift aid declaration form if you are an eligible UK tax payer.

Why not set up a Facebook fundraiser for The Dukes? You can set up your own fundraising page for birthdays, events or sponsorships, in which members of the public can donate directly to your fundraising campaign for The Dukes. Visit and select The Dukes as your cause.