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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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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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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Came for the Opera in Lancaster from La Scala for Madame Butterfly

What a treat to get the opera in Lancaster all the way from Milan - Madame Butterfly. Have never done this before watching a live cast of an Opera. The sound via satellite was not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a treat to get the opera in Lancaster all the way from Milan - Madame Butterfly. Have never done this before watching a live cast of an Opera. The sound via satellite was not quite as sharp as if live but that was countered by the close up pictures etc. Well done to Dukes.

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Arkholme, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can choose from many different plays and types of theatre, such as 'The Round', the normal theatre and many more. There is also a play done in Williamson Park anually.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This has been one of my favorite places in Lancaster for many years. Such a great range of theatre and film in a great atmosphere. From main stream to a little obscure the Dukes has it all. There is a lovely bar too with drinks able to be taken in to the show. I always choose to see films here... More 

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Thank Gemma D
Blackpool
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been going to The Dukes for the last 20 years on and off. As an independent "art house" cinema there is always a good balance between mainstream films and interesting, less obvious choices. We love how there is a bar, and also food is available, and that it is grown up enough to allow people to take their... More 

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Thank Roonmeisters
Greater London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small, friendly, accessible theatre with varied shows. Good value. Eclectic mix of performances. Use possibly 2 to 3 times a year and rarely feel I have not had value for money.

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Thank Fargo2016
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The theatre is great with a wide variety of shows. Sometimes a little prices. Really useful for schools and the bar is great too.

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Thank EmmieCat18
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a very good cinema located it the city centre. It is very well run and organised, I just been there today to see Swallows & Amazons, for which the sound & picture quality are very good. It is certainly in my opinion well worth a visit if you have never been before.

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Thank peterentwistle1
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

the dukes is a fantastic place for theatre , movies, good food great atmosphere, it has loads to offer. you can get a friends of the dukes card which gives you discount off events and discount off bill at the bar.

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Thank eve1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

An amazing artistic venue, great theatre, independent cinema, live streaming from NT Live, Royal Opera and more. A real asset to Lancaster

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Thank David R
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It was awesome! I took my 10 and 14 year olds and they found it to be amazing! The setting and location were perfect and the cast totally spot on!! Even the weather was lovely!! Fantastic evening !

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