Must See Film and Theatre


Bring the family to Lancaster this Summer for some must-see film and live performances. We have specially selected film screenings and family-friendly performances which are perfect activities for kids this summer.

Theatre not to be missed…

Wind in the Willows – Monday 19th August – Hornby Institute

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the unstoppable Mr Toad as Attic Door arrive into town with their acclaimed production of Wind in the Willows.  This band of merry friends will take you on an hour long adventure from the sleepy Riverside, to the Chaos of Toad Hall, featuring songs, puppets and lots to join in and laugh along with, it’s the perfect treat for all the family.

Ticket prices: £8.50 each or £30 for 4

Frankenstein by Illyria – Sunday 25th August – Williamson Park

Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment – and demands answers of its creator.

FRANKENSTEIN is written by the same team who brought you The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle. It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry – and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated. The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+.

Ticket prices: Adult £14, Child £9, Family of 4 £11.25, Concessions/Students £9

Movie Magic…

This summer, The Dukes returns to Lancaster’s Williamson Park with a series of sunset film screenings to The Dell. It promises to be a season movie magic under the stars the perfect place to make some memories this summer. So why not sit back relax and enjoy the movie while taking in your beautiful surroundings. Family-friendly films being screened are

Princess Bride (PG) – Wednesday 24 July & Friday 2 August

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other.

Jurassic Park (PG) – Saturday 10 & Friday 16 August

A select group of scientists are chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from newly discovered DNA. But all their lives are put in danger by act of sabotage.