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
Tuesday 31st May 2022 7:30 pmTits, Gits and Little Sh*ts: An Evening with Gill Sims
Saturday 23rd July 2022 7:30 pmDreamboys - Too Hard to Resist
Saturday 10th September 2022 7:00 pmEndless Love - A Tribute to Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Saturday 29th October 2022 7:30 pmKevin Bloody Wilson
Saturday 26th November 2022 7:30 pmClinton Baptiste: Clinton Vs Ramone
Sunday 26th February 2023 7:00 pmWhitney - Queen of the Night

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

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Nearby Shopping

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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