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The Dukes Seeks New Board Members

Lancaster's award-winning Dukes theatre needs new trustees to help plan its future. The Dukes is managed by a voluntary, unpaid Board of Directors and there are currently three vacancies. Candidates with experience of capital development, legal advice and fundraising would be especially welcome.

Dukes Offers Free Theatrical Directing Course

The Dukes is offering people from all walks of life a chance to learn about theatre directing this summer. The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme takes place at the Lancaster theatre from August 12 – and it’s free. They'e keen to attract a diverse range of participants aged 18 plus.

Actress Sarah Lancashire In the spotlight at The Dukes on Friday

BAFTA Award-winning actor, Sarah Lancashire will be talking about her career and answering questions from the audience at The Dukes this Friday. Sarah, who is one of the Lancaster theatre’s Honorary Patrons, will be taking part in an Actor’s Studio during The Dukes Youth Forum Summer Takeover.

Dome, Citizens Advice and Toilets Gain Cuts Reprieve

Lancaster City Council set its revenue budget for 2009/10 this week, with a Full Council Meeting reversing an earlier decision to close Morecambe Dome, keeping open all but two public toilets that had been ear marked for closure and removing the proposed £20,000 cut to Lancaster and Morecambe Citizens Advice Bureaux.

In Review: Mixed Up North

Above: Rose Leslie, Asif Khan, Lorna Stuart and Stephanie Street in Mixed up North.

Under Morecambe Skies exhibition set to reveal the town's hidden chaos?

"Under Morecambe Skies" is a new photographic exhibition by Lancaster photographer Richard Davis which opens in the Dukes Gallery, Lancaster next Friday (2nd September) "The exhibition is a celebration of all things Morecambe, it highlights the often choatic mix of man's bizarre intervention nature's stunning wonder," says Richard.

Classic Greek tragedy gets a comic twist at The Dukes

A comic no-holds-barred subversion of a Greek tragedy will have audiences crying with laughter at The Dukes next month. Following on from its acclaimed production of Moby Dick which played at the Lancaster theatre in 2009, Spymonkey return with Oedipussy, their eagerly-awaited collaboration with artists from the forefront of British theatre.

Beaumont Dance Company show to debut at Dukes DT3

A dance company formed by students at the Skerton-based Beaumont College for young people with physical and learning disabilities will perform independently for the first time at the Duke’s DT3 Theatre in Lancaster on the 3rd March 2011 at 1.30pm.

Sabbat Run Extended at Dukes after Sell Out Success

Lancaster's Dukes Theatre has added an extra week of performances to the run of its Lancashire Witch play, Sabbat. This unprecedented step has been taken due to more people booking tickets for the production than any other in recent memory. “We’re thrilled to be extending the run of Sabbat," says Dukes Director Joe Sumsion.

War Drama at The Dukes Digs Deep

As the centenary of World War One looms, the true story of a miner trapped in a tunnel during the conflict will be told at The Dukes this April. The Trench is an award-winning play which achieved a sell-out five star run at the Edinburgh Festival and will be on a nationwide tour when it calls into the Lancaster theatre on 23rd - 24th April.

Tory Councillor suggests funding cuts for Dukes, Platform and Salt Ayre Sports Centre

Councillor Peter Williamson: "Are we entertainment or sports promoters?" Photo: Lancaster City CouncilAs elections loom, local Tories seem to have set out their stall early in terms of how they view the future of publicly-funded services in Lancaster and Morecambe.

"Poetry Podium" unveiled in Dallas Road Gardens

Writer of the Winning Words poem, Freddie Granger, stands on top of the new sculpture in Dallas Road Gardens after its unveiling. Lancaster’s latest sculpture is pure poetry. The city’s newest piece of public art was officially unveiled last Friday (5th October) in Dallas Road Gardens - just in time for National Poetry Day.

Warm Up With The Winter’s Tale at The Dukes

There’ll be a warm welcome for Northern Broadsides when they return to The Dukes later this month with their well-timed version of The Winter’s Tale. Among the cast of this updated version of the Shakespeare play, which runs from 10th - 14th November, will be two faces familiar to Dukes audiences.

The World is on Lancaster's Streets this Saturday

An exciting urban street game will take to Lancaster's streets on Saturday afternoon (25th September) involving teams, chasing and checkpoints -- all in an intriguing bid to raise awareness about development issues.

Half Revealed, Half Concealed - new exhibition from Wendy Stuart at The Dukes

A keen interest in travelling, exploration and sailing has inspired the latest exhibition at The Dukes gallery in Lancaster, which opens on Monday 5th November. Wendy Stuart has been an artist for many years and her latest exhibition – Half Revealed, Half Concealed – runs until the 21st November.

Lancaster and Environs Arts Round-Up

A round-up of arts events and reviews in Lancaster and the surrounding region.

Let's Talk About Film


Repeats every week every Tuesday until Wed Jun 07 2017. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 18:15

at: The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Northern Broadsides present: 'Cyrano'. Matinee


Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 01 2017. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 14:00

at: The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Northern Broadsides present: 'Cyrano'


Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday and every Sunday until Sat Apr 01 2017. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 19:30

at: The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Dukes Stand-Up: Tony Law - A Law Undo His-Elf

on: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 20:00

at: The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE