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The Dukes

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Address: Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE, England
Phone Number: +44 1524 598500
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Dukes is an award winning producing theatre. We run rich theatre, film,...

The Dukes is an award winning producing theatre. We run rich theatre, film, art and education programmes. We are the home of the nationally renowned Williamson Park Walkabout Theatre show which has had over 500,000 visitors over the last 30 years.

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great place to see films and plays

I've been so many times to see films and plays and never been disappointed. The bar is good so you can take drinks into the theatre with you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Heather C
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been so many times to see films and plays and never been disappointed. The bar is good so you can take drinks into the theatre with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my boyfriend went here to watch a pantomine and it was brilliant! tickets were cheap and we thoroughly enjoyed the show we went to watch. Would recommend!

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1 Thank Kirsty A
Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dukes Theatre / Playhouse also hosts some outdoor play type attractions which are equally well organised. The Dukes Theatre is great value for money, clean and warm. It is far better than the usual commercial cinemas as you get the impression the place is run for the benefit of film / drama / local arts so it must be... More 

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1 Thank Mark T
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116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to watch the latest James Bond film there and I really enjoyed it. There was plenty of room as well. It is by far the most affordable cinema in Lancaster.

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Thank Mossman19
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Went recently to see Alan Bennett's Lady in the Van. It's was a like going to see film in an old style picture house rather than a faceless multiplex. Staff very helpful and more economical than the more modern cinema. Well worth a change of venue to see a movie or show.

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1 Thank DianeNDrew
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I love the Dukes. I really love it - I've seen some amazing plays and films here over the years but yesterday I had a big disappointment. Before attending a matinee there my husband & I dashed into the cafe bar (advertised as open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) to snatch a quick lunch about 40 minutes before the... More 

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2 Thank katherine153
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is really popular with locals, there is always something on. There are visiting theatre companies and performers in two venues (one conventional stage, one smaller in-the-round); films (English-language and foreign with subtitles); displays by artists, plus a pub-cum-cafe with small meals. You can become a Friend and get discounts. As Lancaster is a University City the demand for modern... More 

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Lancaster, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

From First Fridays, Lancaster's monthly cultural whirligig, to shows on the slopes of Williamson Park, The Dukes has it all.

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Blackburn Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have just been to see the new release Film "45 years" which was excellent. It is such a pleasure to go to this rather old fashioned theatre and see a film without having to endure lots of adverts. Worth booking a ticket although sometimes the Box Office takes a little time to answer, but you can leave a number... More 

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Thank Iantravelswell
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

At last we've been to the play in the park. Thus summer it was Oliver Twist. The production was exceptional in every way. The park and Ashton Memorial lend themselves perfectly to providing several stage sets, in the woods and in front of the memorial and of course by the lake. Fagin's den in the woods with a brazier and... More 

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