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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.

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

All Write Jack: creating The Unsociables

Writer Jack HathawayA Lancaster sixth former has helped to write a play about last summer’s riots which is now performing at The Dukes. Jack Hathaway is just 18 but he’s already been appointed The Dukes young writer in residence and has been working with a team, including an awardwinning writer, to create one of the most energetic shows ever presented on the Lancaster theatre’s main stage.

International Women's Day Exhibition Needs Your Pictures

Tuesday 8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD), and the Lancaster group organising the celebrations would like your photos of women who have made an impact on your life, for a special exhibition, titled ‘Women Like Us’ at the Gregson, opening on the evening of IWD and showing until the end of March. Lancaster Women @ The Gregson (WAGs) will create an artwork from all your photos.

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.

1984, Shakespeare and Sarah Millican just part of Dukes new season

A radical new approach to a classic story, household names in comedy, and a magical Christmas show are highlights of Lancaster's The Dukes new season, which was officially launched on Monday. The Lancaster venue played host to an entertaining evening for supporters who heard how The Dukes is constantly changing to reflect the demands of its growing audiences.

Billie Holiday Tribute at The Dukes

Billie Holiday fans are in for a treat on 11 and 12th September when Dukes favourite Katrina Beckford brings God Bless the Child: An Evening with Billy Holiday to the venue. Direct from a successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, God Bless the Child takes a glimpse into the life of one of the most extraordinary and enigmatic singers in music history.

Funding cuts prompt Council look at ways to protect key services

Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet will consider a number of items related to its 2012 budget on Tuesday 17th January - and it looks like car parking fees may rise as well as charges for using some services. Provisional figures show that the council is facing a year on year reduction in Government support of 11.6%, or £1.5million, in the next financial year.

howdenjones 'Beautiful Music' tour to launch at the Dukes

Local muscians Kate Howden and Paul Jones kick off their 2012 season at The Dukes, Lancaster on Saturday 4th February. They are joined by Laurence Canty on bass and Trevor Wagstaff on drums. he date starts launches the band's "Beautiful Music in Beaitful Places" tour, which will see them playing venues across the country.

A Beastly Tale, Beautifully Told: The Dukes festive show is a classic fairy tale

Photo: Darren AndrewsA beastly tale beautifully told by local writer Eddie Robson will entertain audiences at The Dukes in Lancaster this festive season. Beauty and the Beast, which runs opens on Friday (20th November) and runs until 2nd January 2016, is a classic fairytale full of adventure, fun, wonderful characters and drama.

Litfest: Beyond The Water's Edge: Poetry From Our World

on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 19:30

at: The Dukes, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

First Friday arts extravaganza returns with a host of music and arts events

Brighton Carnival Band - set to brighten up Lancaster on Friday 5th June There’s nothing like a First Friday in Lancaster, the city’s highly popular arts extravaganza.

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

Let the Dukes add a touch of drama to your 2017

From new versions of classic stories to a no-holds-barred production of Trainspotting, there’s a varied year of visiting drama ahead at The Dukes.

Light Up Lancaster Back This Weekend

This year's Light up Lancaster event is set to return this weekend, with plenty of cultural events across the city. The two-night arts festival, now in its third year, takes place on Friday 6th November with the annual spectacular firework display on Saturday 7th November.

Sabbat at The Dukes

A new play based on the story of the Lancashire Witches is set to open at Lancaster's The Dukes this month. Sabbat, which opens on Thursday 29 January, attempts to unravel the mysteries behind one of England’s most famous legal trials and imagines the events leading up to the execution of the witches at Lancaster Castle in 1612.

Bay inspires artists at The Dukes

Five local artists inspired by the landscape of Morecambe Bay exhibit their work at The Dukes gallery from 10th January. Quicksands is an exhibition of contemporary mixed media artwork taking its inspiration from Morecambe Bay, its stories, histories and secrets.

Singers Sought for New Dukes Show

Lancaster's Dukes theatre is on the lookout for singers to take part in a new and hilarious show that’s coming to the venue in November as part of a national tour. The Creative Learning Department are looking to bring together a choir of at least 30 singers to take part in Spymonkey’s Moby Dick, a glorious mis-telling of the Herman Melville novel.

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations to include music from young people

Young people from More Music and DT3 Youth Theatre will be performing specially written music and theatre pieces to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at Lancaster Town Hall on Thursday 24th January from 6.30pm.