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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.

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Arun Ghosh
Two concerts introducing children aged 2-5yrs and 5yrs+ to the world of jazz. View event
21Common: Dancer
With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, we attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes us feel most alive. View event
21Common: Dancer
With a blistering soundtrack careering from Kylie to Nick Cave, we attempt to understand what it is about dance that makes us feel most alive. View event
Conduct presents a selection of works that reconsider systems of shared behaviour. View event
Stories at the Storey
  • Thursday 25th January 7:00pm until 8:00pm
Stories at the Storey, True Story Open Mic Night View event
Zoo Co: The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon
  • Thursday 25th January 8:00pm until 9:00pm
A patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music exploring humanity’s eternal fascination with the skies through the eyes of this playful and dynamic young company. View event
Rajni Shah: Experiments in Listening
  • Monday 29th January 6:30pm until 9:00pm
Three distinctly personal films, capturing moments of laughter, intimacy, frustration, confrontation, silence and dance View event
Tuesday Talks
The Tuesday Talks programme invites artists, thinkers and curators to explore an aspect of their practice in a lunch-hour. Visiting speakers shape the form of their talk, so you can expect anything from... View event
Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver
  • Friday 2nd February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Irreverent, hilarious stories from the Glaswegian you don’t want driving you home. It’s topical humour with a disabled slant. Charming, disarming eye opening comedy. View event
Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo - A Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage
  • Wednesday 7th February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
In this new adaption it turns out Romeo and Juliet didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Lost Dog take on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable... View event
Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
  • Thursday 8th February 7:30pm until 9:30pm
L. LEGNANI Andante and Allegro from the Overture to the Rossini’s opera William Tell J.S.BACH Lute Suite in A minor BWV995 XU Changjun Sword Dance (arr. Xuefei YANG) CHEN Yi Shuo Chang Spanish Selection... View event
Tin Can People: Katie & Pip
  • Friday 9th February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Theatrical performance celebrating the relationship between Katie, a 15-year-old Type 1 Diabetic girl and ‘Pip’ her 5 year old border collie, trained by Katie to save her life on a daily basis. View event
 The Bare Project: On The Outskirts of a Large Event
  • Tuesday 13th February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Mixing cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word The Bare Project pushes our sense of what is real and unreal. View event
Making Room: Foot In The Door
  • Thursday 15th February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
A showcase of theatre and performances from artists at the start of their career. You are invited to be the first people to hear them, see them and engage with them. View event
  • Saturday 17th February 7:30pm until 9:30pm
World music at its best! Now and again, you can’t help but notice a group because of the attention they’re getting – Kabantu are a group of astonishingly talented young musicians, gathered together from... View event
Wedding Fayre at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Liverpool Southport - Lots of Wedding Ideas & Inspiration
  • Sunday 18th February 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Wedding Fayre at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Liverpool Southport - Lots of Wedding Ideas & Inspiration View event
Proto-type Theater: The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth)
  • Tuesday 27th February 8:00pm until 9:00pm
The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. The Audit tells the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest, and how collective... View event
Kathy Stott Birthday Celebration
  • Thursday 1st March 7:30pm until 9:30pm
BACH Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. Myra Hess) GRIEG Lyric Pieces Op.52 CHOPIN Mazurka Op.7 No.1 WAGNER (trans. Liszt) Isolde's Libestod from Tristan und Isolde GINASTERA Danzas Argentinas BACH... View event
 Verve: Mixed Bill
  • Thursday 1st March 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Experience an evening of physically charged and refreshingly original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers. Verve is the postgraduate performance company of Northern... View event
Messy Gallery: Paint Playground
Join artist David Hulston to explore mark-making and colour- mixing using paint – but no paintbrushes! We’ll throw out the rulebook to create a vibrant collaborative artwork, full of colour, pattern and... View event
Ticciati (Violin) & Beatson (Piano)
  • Saturday 10th March 7:30pm until 9:30pm
PÄRT Fratres DOBRINKA TABAKOVA Dancing on Cobbled Streets BEETHOVEN Spring Sonata ANDREA TARRODI Nocturne for Violin and Piano FRANCK Sonata in A Major SCHNELZER Apollonian Dances View event
LICA Theatre Showcase
  • Wednesday 21st March 6:00pm until 7:00pm
The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Art (LICA) final year Theatre shows stand at the pinnacle of the Lancaster University Theatre degree and have in previous years often served to launch the careers... View event
Debussy 100th Anniversary Concert
  • Thursday 22nd March 7:30pm until 9:30pm
SEASON FINALÉ – Debussy 100th Anniversary Concert ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane ERIK SATIE (arr. Dominic Muldowney) Sports et Divertissements DEBUSSY... View event
Tennis Open Day
  • Saturday 14th April 2:00pm until 4:00pm
A free opporunity to try out Lancaster Tennis Club's great courts and meet members of all ages View event
3 Bridges 10k running race
  • Sunday 15th April 11:00am until 1:00pm
This popular 10k race is for both experienced and beginner runners and this year the entry fees are lower than ever! View event