The Dukes

Add to favourites
Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1QE
  • Box office 01524 598 500
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of The Dukes
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending.

Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

Jessica Fostekew / Strip Light Productions

A new show about private things, public things and trying to wrap your big sexy arms around time to keep it still. You’ve seen Jessica on Live at the Apollo and QI, amongst other telly shows. She’s a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and Now Show. Nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench and winner of Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.

Strong language/swearing

Age category: 14+

Fri 17 May


Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Jonny and Paddy and back on the road again! Bringing their brand new show 'Dance Like it Never Happened' on tour.

And they've missed you all!

So what is this new hilarious show about? Grief. Its about Grief.

In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no strangers to grief, but it hurt.

Then in 2020, we all lost the world as we knew it. Our decades-long system of "dealing with emotions" (ignore them, drink heavily and make jokes) finally broke. We finally broke.

In their most honest and personal show yet, Jonny & The Baptists learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance through their trademark blend of silly, joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling.

Finding meaning, humour and beauty in the hardest part of life.

So come and see us, have a laugh and maybe a cry - but definitely a laugh.

Sat 27 Apr


Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin is back: still funny, yet middle-aged. A brand-new show that may contain: yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, 'Is tapas a rip off?', Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig lookalikes, home-cooked food but not in your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop-door etiquette. And he's got a new suit. Come, it'll be fun. ★★★★ (

Sat 9 Mar


Paul Foot: Dissolve

Paul Foot: Dissolve


Greetings! It's my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. It's an absolute nightmare! The multi award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian presents his 10th solo Edinburgh show prior to extensive tours of the UK, Australia and New Zealand. 'Flat-out hilarious throughout, he remains one of the most original laugh-makers at the Fringe, consistently brilliant… this is live comedy at its most original' ★★★★★ (New European). 'A deranged genius' ★★★★ (Sydney Morning Herald).

Age category: 14+

Thu 21 Mar


Rachel Parris: All Change Please

Rachel Parris: All Change Please

The star of BBC's The Mash Report discusses love, relationships, big life milestones and the state of the world.

Fri 14 Jun


Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Chambers Touring

If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then boy, this is going to be good. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dark Horse (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, Roast Battle, The Guilty Feminist Podcast and BBC Radio 4's Are You A Boy Or A Girl? 'Powerful, poignant and achingly funny' ★★★★★ (Herald). 'Superb material… extremely funny' ****½ ( 'Utterly engaging' ★★★★ (Telegraph). 'A comic who's here for keeps' ★★★★ (Times). 'The most hilarious visual images' ★★★★ (Scotsman).

Audience participation, Strong language/swearing

Age category: 14+

Sun 29 Sep


Primarily a theatre venue, but the 313-seat auditorium is used to screen the latest releases.

Tell us more about this venue.