Shows, Displays, Theatres and Cinemas
Dukes Theatre and Cinema
This converted church in Lancaster is now a much-praised repertory theatre and cinema. Built in 1796 as the Parish Church of St Anne, it was cleverly converted into a theatre in 1971. As Lancashire’s only professional producing theatre, The Dukes produces five shows a year, including an outdoor Promenade performance and a Christmas family show, and also hosts many leading touring theatre productions. There is a public bar which is open around performance times and most evenings.
In addition to its role as a theatre, The Dukes is an independent cinema and has a varied and extensive programme. Please see events listings for what’s on daily or phone the Box Office.
“The Nuffield Theatre is one of the most important venues in the UK for contemporary performance, with a programme that is always a fantastic mix of new discoveries and established innovators”
- Tim Etchells, Forced Entertainment
The Nuffield Theatre is a space where artists, audiences and young people can see, make and discuss stunning live performance. Our mission is to present and help create the very best in challenging contemporary theatre, dance, live art and performance.
The Gregson Arts Centre
The centre is run on a commercial basis unsupported by any regular supply of public funds. Professional managers are employed to run the centre on a day to day basis, whilst the operations of the Gregson Community Association, the charity which now owns and maintains the centre itself, are organised and looked after by an elected committee of nine.
The aims of the Gregson Arts & Community Centre are to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the local community, without distinction; to advance education and to provide facilities for recreation and leisure time activities.