What’s on in March

Time to get out and about to enjoy the first signs of spring around Lancaster’s parks and surrounding countryside with the clocks going forward at end of the month for lighter evenings.


Event Highlights –

  • Don’t miss Northern Broadsides’ romantic and irresistible Regency comedy Quality Street at The Dukes (3rd-7th).
  • Lancaster’s original Beer & Cider Festival returns to the majestic Lancaster Town Hall with cask ales and craft beer aplenty (5th-7th).
  • Get some inspiration from a wealth of writers and poets at Litfest (13th-22nd). The packed programme begins with a very special launch event focussing on Eden North featuring Professor Robert Barratt as Head of Eden Project Learning.
  • View more highlights on our ‘What’s On in Lancaster’ page.


More events from across the city –

  • Celebrate the 90s with Friends! The Musical Parody – an hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show at The Grand (25th).
  • Listen to an eclectic mix of all things folk with FolkFest. Held down on the quay on the first Sunday of each month at The Three Mariners (4pm til late).
  • Don’t miss Maidenhead Stutter, an original play by Sincerity at The Storey, exploring gender, societal troubles and relationships, using Kafka’s book (6th-7th)
  • Whatever you do… Don’t mention the war! at Fatality at Faulty Towers Murder Mystery night at the Royal King’s Arms. Tickets for this After Dark Mystery production includes a 3 course meal (7th) (Sorry now FULLY BOOKED)
  • One of British comedy’s most exciting talents, Sofie Hagen, heads to Lancaster with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe. (7th)
  • Avoid the front row and laugh out loud at Lancaster’s Comedy Club, which takes place at The Borough Sunday evenings (18+)
  • Watch a fitting production of Hobson’s Choice at the Grand Theatre with the Lancaster Footlights (10th – 14th)
  • Sit back and be part of an intimate, total musical experience as Manchester Collective curate an immersive classical concert; Catalogue of The Birds, in the Great Hall, Lancaster University (19th).
  • See full listings on our Events Calendar page.


Family Events –

  • With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts, come and see this classic furry tail of Puss in Boots at the Dukes. It’s the cat’s whiskers! (28th)
  • Meet the Keeper and learn about the life cycles and habitats of Butterfly House inhabitants in Williamson Park. (11.30am each Sunday)
  • Learn some cool street dance moves with Ludus Dance’s fun-filled classes which promise to deliver a high octane, high energy, ‘high fives all round’ introduction to street dance
  • Lancaster’s oldest townhouse, the Judges’ Lodgings, will be throwing open its doors again for a new season of exciting exhibitions, collections and events (27th -29th). Open Fri, Sat and Sundays until November


Exhibitions –

  • Jump on board for a nostalgic journey back through the years to see how the people of Britain spent their leisure time with a new exhibition at Carnforth’s Heritage Centre.
  • Learn about all the nature and wildlife that inhabits our riverbanks with the new exhibition Down by the Riverside at Lancaster Maritime Museum.
  • Preview two beautiful photographic exhibitions at Lancaster Library as part of the Litfest Programme – Migrations and In Pursuit of Peace and Hope (13th-22nd)


Finally –

  • Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter.
  • Don’t forget clocks go forward on the 29th.
  • Always check with organisers before making a special journey.