Lancaster Grand Theatre

Lancaster Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, under its many names, has been a major part of the social and cultural life of Lancaster since it opened in 1782. Today, as a result of a continual restoration drive, the theatre is in the best condition it has been since the rebuild in 1908 and now operates as one of the key north west venues for amateur drama, music and dance and professional touring companies.

T(Above : proposed design for foyer, currently under construction.)

Previous to its opening in 1782, theatre and music performances would be hosted locally at makeshift venues such as barns and inns. This changes practically overnight with the completion of the Grand Theatre.

The theatre has a very good reputation. From choice of shows to the efficacy of staff, reviews are always positive. Having been built so long ago, there are some issue with wheelchair access however staff will do their upmost to accommodate users. This issue has been dealt with by incorporating better accessibility into the new foyer design (which is still being built).

Choice of shows

The theatre hosts a wonderful selection of plays, pantomimes, stand-up comedy performances, classical music performances, classical and contemporary dance performances and more.

The theatre does have a small bar but be warned, waiting times can be long during intervals and currently only accepts cash.

Box Office Phone Number : 01524 64695

Address :

The Grand Theatre
St Leonardgate

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