We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dukes

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE, England
Phone Number: 441524598500
Website
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Oliver Twist in the park

First time to one of The Dukes plays in Williamsons Park and what a performance it was too. Great acting, fabulous backdrops and a good time had by all. Six scenes in different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Steve-and-Andie
,
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First time to one of The Dukes plays in Williamsons Park and what a performance it was too. Great acting, fabulous backdrops and a good time had by all. Six scenes in different parts of the park with a welcome break half way through. Food and refreshments available. Many people took their own picnics and folding chairs but 2 of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went to see Henning Wehn at the Dukes and it was fantastic. He was hilarious. The service at the bar was also great with the option to preorder interval drinks. We did so and they were all ready to pick up as soon as the interval started. Saved queuing time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This well established arts theatre and cinema has an excellent programme of films, often foreign, and plays. A play is performed each summer in Williamson Park. There is a lively bar with coffee and drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dukes Theatre draws its crowds from Lancaster and further afield with its mix of locally produced plays, shows and performances, it's touring companies, and numerous one-off specials that range from quirky music ensembles and bands, to national-name stand-up comedians. They've two main performance areas - a traditional, raked, stage, and an intimate 'in-the-round' space, as well as a third... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Amazing and thought provoking peice directed by Louie Ingham. A play about yhe voting system and democracy and a young persons perspective. There was emotion humour and sadness with outstanding acting and stunning lighting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went to Hindle Wakes in Theatre-in-the-Round and it was just brilliant, as all the theatre productions at the Dukes are. The seating is all around the centre which enable the audience to feel part of the performance. Can recommend this experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went to the dukes last night to watch Hindle wakes a play written in 1912 but could of been wrote last week excellent acting great director (David Thacker ) nice to see him back at the dukes well worth going too see !!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I came to see a play here and was simply stunned - the location is great and the play brilliant. Can't wait for the next play.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Go and watch this fab production! Really entertaining for young and old. Truly magical and funny. Its aimed at 5+ years and for boys and girls alike. Its not pink and princessy at all and a real gem. Younger kids were still amazed and entertained, but the story might be a bit lost on them. Its shown in 'the rake'... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went to Dukes Lancaster last night brilliant show, the actors, the set, atmosphere was first class. Well done to everyone DEFINATLY recommend for all ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Dukes also viewed

Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster, Lancashire
 
Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster, Lancashire
 

Been to The Dukes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Dukes

Address: Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE, England
Phone Number: 441524598500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dukes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?