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The Dukes

Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE, England
01524 598500
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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Lancaster
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Last night I went to see Hansel and Gretel performed in Lancaster's Williamson Park - live promenade theatre with Morecambe Bay as the backdrop....It was a truly magical experience and I would thoroughly recommend it if you happen to be visiting Lancaster between early July and mid August - next year the Dukes is putting on Oliver Twist. The play... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The Dukes in Lancaster is a fantastic theatre, their recent home grown show The Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon was an absolutely wonderful show, and their annual productions in Williamson Park are the original, and best outdoor theatre productions in the UK. The theatre comprises two stages, one in the round and one in the rake (which doubles... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
95 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is the most popular theatre and cinema in Lancaster. It has two theatre areas, a conventional large lecture-theatre for major productions, and a smaller theatre-in-the-round for more intimate plays. As well as local and visiting theatre productions, they often show films (many of which are art-house or foreign with subtitles), which are much-loved both by local people and students... More

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Icmeler, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

when I lived in Lancaster the Playhouse was the only place to be to see quality drama .I saw an excellent play with Gloria Graham many years ago and was not disappointed .Do visit the venue if free as nit to be missed

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Lancaster
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I often go here with my little girl as she can run around without annoying people as there is lots of space but also people seem to be friendly. I love their cakes from Ginger Bakers in Lancaster and the coffee is good too. Probably one of my favourite coffee shops in Lancaster alongside Atkinson's The Hall and Music Rooms.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Dukes is a place we nip into for a hot drink and cake rather than always have our 'pudding' in the same place as our mains when on a shopping trip. The cakes are delicious. More importantly, it's a brilliant theatre and cinema and has some good exhibitions.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Fascinating , shame about the advertised eatery the Borough where we had a rotten experience and felt overcharged and pressured.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is fine - standard good snack food, good coffee, mainly bottled beer. It can be very busy and noisy with popular events.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went here late in 2013 to see Sunshine on Leith ... We got tickets with a meal at the Borough so we made a night of it having a meal there first. What a lovely place it is - a lovely intimate cinema There is a bar area and café in the foyer, but we didn't use it -... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Love this place, have done since I first discovered it 3 or 4 years ago. It's a little worn at the edges but has a wonderfully friendly, civilised, community, homely feel. Typically English, understated but real quality. Nice bar, good food and coffee, take in drinks. Excellent choice of GOOD films, theatre and live broadcasts. Perhaps I should not tell... More

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