Grand Theatre Lancaster

Built in 1781, Lancaster’s Grand Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in the UK. Over the centuries it has seen many changes but since the 1950s has been owned and managed by Lancaster Footlights, a local amateur dramatics group. It is an old, but well-maintained theatre, staffed by friendly and dedicated volunteers.

Grand Theatre Lancaster
Grand Theatre

In recent years, Lancaster Footlights have strived to include more professional shows in its schedule of events. The amateur group stage five performances each year at Grand Theatre, including a popular Christmas pantomime. However, the majority of shows are now by touring theatre companies, comedians, musicians, and other professionals.

Tickets for shows can be booked online at the official Grand Theatre website. They can also be purchased by telephoning the box office (01524 64695) or by visiting in person.

The theatre has a seating capacity of just under 500. A detailed seating plan can be viewed on the official website.

The Grand Theatre is situated on St Leonardgate (postcode LA1 1NL), on the eastern side of the city centre. There are two car parks adjacent to the theatre. Both are owned and managed by Lancaster City Council. Parking fees apply at all times but are substantially reduced in the evening.

There are plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants nearby; particularly on adjoining Church Street. Lancaster Bus Station is just few hundred yards away. Lancaster Train Station is approximately half a mile from the theatre.

Events - What's On - Grand Theatre Lancaster

A selection of upcoming shows and events at Grand Theatre Lancaster are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.

DateEvent
Sunday 22nd August 2021 6:00 pmJason Manford - Work In Progress
Sunday 22nd August 2021 9:00 pmJason Manford - Work In Progress
Friday 10th September 2021 7:30 pmClinton Baptiste: Goes Stratospheric
Thursday 16th September 2021 8:00 pmSimon Amstell - Spirit Hole
Friday 22nd October 2021 8:00 pmSh*t Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday 27th October 2021 7:30 pmJimeoin: Turn It Up
Monday 1st November 2021 7:30 pmDamien O'Brien: Memories
Thursday 4th November 2021 8:00 pmOmid Djalili: the Good Times Tour
Friday 5th November 2021 8:00 pmIain Stirling - Failing Upwards
Friday 28th January 2022 8:00 pmRoss Noble: Humournoid
Tuesday 8th February 2022 7:30 pmMilton Jones - Milton: Impossible
Wednesday 16th February 2022 7:30 pmWhitney Queen of the Night
Friday 25th March 2022 8:00 pmReginald D Hunter - Bombe Shuffleur
Saturday 23rd July 2022 7:30 pmDreamboys - Too Hard to Resist

More events may be listed on the official Grand Theatre Lancaster website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Grand Theatre Lancaster include:

  • The Dukes (0.1 miles) - The centre of Lancaster’s arts scene.
  • Lancaster Castle (0.3 miles) - Historic castle in Lancaster city centre. Scene of the Pendle Witches trial
  • Lancaster Priory (0.4 miles) - One of the finest medieval churches in England.
  • Williamson Park (0.7 miles) - 54 acre public park overlooking the city of Lancaster.

Nearby Cinemas

Cinemas near Grand Theatre Lancaster include:

Nearby Shoppping

Places to shop near Grand Theatre Lancaster include:

  • St Nicholas Arcades (0.2 miles) - Shopping centre in Lancaster city centre. Stores include Argos, Boots, and Next.
  • Market Gate Shopping (0.2 miles) - Shopping centre in Lancaster. Stores include New Look, M&S, Waterstones, and WHSmith.
  • Kingsway Retail Park (0.3 miles) - Retail park in Lancaster. Shops here are Currys PC World, Laura Ashley, and Bathstore.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Grand Theatre Lancaster include:

  • The Borough Lancaster (0.1 miles)
  • The Royal Kings Arms (0.3 miles)
  • Quite Simply French (0.4 miles)

Nearby Transport Links

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Map

Map showing location of Grand Theatre Lancaster.

Map showing location of Grand Theatre Lancaster

Details

Grand Theatre Lancaster

Address and postcode
St Leonardgate
Lancaster
Lancashire
United Kingdom
LA1 1NL

Visit Grand Theatre Lancaster Website

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