The bestof Lancaster welcome the Dukes
20th July 2011
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Here at thebestof Lancaster we are proud to announce that we are now featuring the Dukes as a member and we are looking forward to working with them as strategic partners. 

The Dukes is a key centre in Lancaster for theatre, films, music and comedy. 

They first opened their doors as "The Dukes Playhouse" in 1971 (with the support of Lancaster Council) and quickly became the residence for The Century Touring Theatre Company who over the years, performed and presented a series of successful plays. 

In 1987, the Dukes Playhouse presented its first outdoor promenade theatre in Williamsons Park - an elaborate and fun production which has continued to attract many national and international visitors. In fact, it is now recognised as one of the biggest annual walkabout theatre events in the UK. 

The Dukes provides great spaces, facilities and amenities including:

  • The Round - beautiful, new 240 seat theatre space;
  • The Rake - 313 seat auditorium offering fantastic visibility;
  • DT3 - seats 112 and is an ideal performance space for young people;
  • The Gallery - Presents artistic talent - also available to hire;
  • Café Bar - for mouth-watering lunches!

The Dukes are featured under ‘Theatres’, ‘Cinema’ and ‘Venues for Hire’. 

You can see what’s currently happening, or what facilities are available at the Dukes, by visiting  

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