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The Lancaster and Morecambe area is where the coast meets the countryside and we have some of the best facilities and amenities in the country. Our theatres attract top international names and our annual ‘Play in The Park’, put on by The Dukes, is the only regular ‘Outdoor Theatre’ in the UK. Whatever you are looking for – theatres, cinemas, museums, restaurants, markets, days out, shopping, family and children - we have got them all. So for what’s on in Lancaster and surrounding areas visit thebestof Lancaster Local Events page first.

  • Clear Waters: An Oral History of Windermere

    Clear Waters: An Oral History of Windermere
    Today

    An exhibition of fascinating images and personal memories of life around the lake over the last 60 years By the Freshwater Biological Association

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  • I Remember - The Theatre of War

    I Remember - The Theatre of War
    Today + More Dates

    Photographic portraits of people who served in the armed forces everywhere from Normandy to Iraq are currently on display at a Lancaster theatre.

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  • Say Hello To A Farewell To Arms

    Say Hello To A Farewell To Arms
    Today + More Dates

    he Dukes presents romance against a wartime backdrop when the first UK stage adaptation of A Farewell To Arms is performed at the Lancaster theatre from October 10-25.

    Categories: Performing Arts

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  • A night of orchestral delights at Lancaster’s Great Hall

    A night of orchestral delights at Lancaster’s Great Hall
    Today

    The outstanding Northern Chamber Orchestra brings a night of great English and German music to the Lancaster International Concert Series on Thursday 23rd October

    Categories: Music, Concerts

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  • Mugenkyo Drummers

    Mugenkyo Drummers
    Today

    Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection

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  • One Saw Doctor and One Water Boy

    One Saw Doctor and One Water Boy
    Today

    Saw Doctor Leo Moran and Waterboy Anthony Thistlethwaite have put together an intimate two hour acoustic show featuring stripped down unplugged versions of Saw Doctors hits such as 'Red Cortina' 'Clare Island' and 'Same Oul' Town'

    Categories: Music, Concerts

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  • That's Entertainment 2014

    That's Entertainment 2014
    24/10/2014

    The Happy Feet Dancers are back to entertain us again

    Categories: Family Fun, Kids

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  • Mark Steel's Back in Town

    Mark Steel's Back in Town
    24/10/2014

    The ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ show, based on the Radio 4 series in which I write a show centred around each town, has now been to at least 5 million places. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that I’ve mocked them all and somehow am still alive.

    Categories: Good Nights Out

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  • Original Drama On Trial

    Original Drama On Trial
    24/10/2014

    A one-off theatre experience for both cast and audience comes to The Dukes on October 24. Each performance of Horizontal Collaboration is ‘new’ each time it’s staged with four new actors reading the scripts for the first time so they, like the audience, have no idea what happens next.

    Categories: Performing Arts

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  • Halloween Spooktacular

    Halloween Spooktacular
    25/10/2014 + More Dates

    The Festival Market is inviting you to get into the spirit of Halloween with pumpkin carving and a pumpkin parade. Children can also take part in a ghost hunt ot visit the market's very own haunted house.... if they dare!

    Categories: Halloween

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  • A Ticket To Comedy

    A Ticket To Comedy
    25/10/2014

    Mitch Benn claims he is the 37th Beatle. Find out why at The Dukes in October

    Categories: Good Nights Out

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  • Peatbog Faeries

    Peatbog Faeries
    25/10/2014

    Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic dance music renaissance.

    Categories: Music, Concerts

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  • Gigantic Table Top Sale

    Gigantic Table Top Sale
    26/10/2014

    Grab a bargain or get rid of your clutter at one of the largest table top sales in the area.

    Categories: Car Boot Sales

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  • Home Made Craft Fair

    Home Made Craft Fair
    26/10/2014

    Come along and browse some wonderful stalls selling unique gifts.

    Categories: Markets

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  • Hugless Douglas

    Hugless Douglas
    27/10/2014 + More Dates

    Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.

    Categories: Family Fun, Kids

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  • Pigeon Flies Into The Dukes

    Pigeon Flies Into The Dukes
    27/10/2014

    Families should wing their way to The Dukes on October 27 for that’s when Pigeon lands at the Lancaster theatre.

    Categories: Family Fun, Kids

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  • Stupendous Science Session: Attraction or Repulsion

    Stupendous Science Session: Attraction or Repulsion
    28/10/2014

    Build a charge detector and make people jump with static!

    Categories: Family Fun, Kids

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  • The Circus of Horrors -Night of the Zombie

    The Circus of Horrors -Night of the Zombie
    28/10/2014

    The show that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent & now a West End smash is back to mark its 20th Anniversary in spectacular style

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  • The Nutcracker Ballet

    The Nutcracker Ballet
    29/10/2014

    Audiences have the opportunity to catch one of Tchaikovsky’s world famous classical ballets.

    Categories: Performing Arts

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  • Spooky Halloween Party at Happy Mount Park

    Spooky Halloween Party at Happy Mount Park
    30/10/2014

    Start the spooky Halloween celebrations in the Café in the Park at 12pm - 3pm. Be prepared to be scared spookless, with lots of vampire-themed antics. Join in pumpkin competitions, go mad at the junior spooks-disco, come in your scariest fancy dress and maybe win the competition....

    Categories: Halloween

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  • Yarn Fish

    Yarn Fish
    30/10/2014

    Come and make your own hanging fishy friend!

    Categories: Family Fun, Kids

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  • The Bat

    The Bat
    30/10/2014

    Come and celebrate Halloween with We Are Improv as they perform The Bat, an improvisation show set in the dark!

    Categories: Halloween

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  • The Ladyboys of Bangkok

    The Ladyboys of Bangkok
    30/10/2014

    The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in another sizzling and seductive production.

    Categories: Good Nights Out

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  • Ghostly Ships

    Ghostly Ships
    31/10/2014

    Come and make a Halloween card with a spooky surprise. See a ghost ship floating in front of your eyes!

    Categories: Halloween

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  • One Night of Elvis

    One Night of Elvis
    31/10/2014

    In this brand new show for 2014, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist - Lee Memphis King, presents the ultimate tribute to The King

    Categories: Good Nights Out

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