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Address: Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE, England
Phone Number: 441524598500
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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
Description: The Dukes is an award winning producing theatre. We run rich theatre...
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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Outdoor Theatre in Williamson Park - Totally magical

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A refreshing way to watch a classic play. The actors were very talented, and the location added a magical ambience to the production. I would recommend a Dukes theatre production to anyone who's interested in the arts and a great evening of entertainment!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fantastic performance! We all really enjoyed it, my son is already looking forward to next year! Found the camping chairs invaluable but a mat for sitting on the logs would have been useful too.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great atmosphere and some excellent independent films that won't be found in most mainstream cinemas. A real gem!

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North Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Won tickets for this production and was thrilled to be able to take my daughter. We went on Sat 8th August and it was a perfect evening. The cast were amazing and held everyone's attention even the little people. It was lovely to watch so many young ones enjoying the performance with pure joy on their faces totally wrapped up... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the best things about living in Lancaster. Fab local arts centre providing access to live and recorded theatre, dance, exhibitions and art house cinema. The summer park shows are also a delight. And there's a nice bar. What more could you ask for??

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another fantastic performance, in the glorious setting of Williamson Park. The Dukes Play in the Park has been fantastic each and every year! You never fail to impress us all and with 2 teenagers in the family that's a major achievement. Brilliant brilliant brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just came home from an amazing night at Williamson Park to see Oliver Twist. Everything was amazing from the organisation to the actors to the weather! Had a fab time - if I could come for the final 3 nights, I would! Congrats to all!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The best production I have ever seen. My 12 year old son also loved it. Really good, clever adaptation. Brilliant acting,superb set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's rare to find a place these days where the owners of an arts centre are passionate about their venue and the service they provide. This place is perfection. Every detail is well thought out and they aim to please. The films that are shown are always carefully selected; the staff are lovely and accommodating; the owners are passionate about... More 

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