Duke's PlayhouseEdit profile
Coordinates: 54°02′57″N 2°47′47″W / 54.0491°N 2.7964°W / 54.0491; -2.7964
The Dukes in Lancaster, England, formerly known as the Duke's Playhouse, is a professional producing theatre, currently producing six theatre productions a year. It also hosts outside companies and arts festivals. It has two auditoria, the larger (named "The Rake") seating approximately 313 and a newly refurbished studio theatre "The Round" seating approximately 240. The larger auditorium is also used for screening films, and the theatre has a reputation for independent cinema. Since 1986 the Dukes has also produced annual open-air, walkabout theatre productions at Williamson Park in the city every summer, thought to be the largest outdoor theatre event of its kind in the UK.
The theatre is housed in a converted church (formerly St Anne's Church), opening as a theatre in 1971.