Events

See what's on at Lancaster Castle.

Kids' Activity Tour

31st May 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Armed Forces Day 2017

24th June 2017

Armed Forces Day 2017

Join in on Saturday 24th June 2017 at Lancaster Castle as the district comes together to celebrate our Armed Forces.

Events and activities include exhibitions, local cadets, climbing wall, historic military vehicles, heroes raffle draw, war-gaming, army reserves and jazz band performances.

Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream

29th June 2017

Shakespeare in the Courtyard - with the Handlebards.

Join the Handlebards in the atmospheric grounds of Lancaster Castle for our all-male, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream!

From £15

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Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle July 2017

1st July 2017

Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle - Saturday 1st & 2nd July 2017

If you love vintage, quirky crafts, collectibles, artisan food and being entertained by retro singers, dancers, magicians and  jugglers, then you must bring the whole entire family to Crafty Vintage on the 1st and 2nd of July.

Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration.

Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, collectors and artisans in the land.

Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy.

Please note that this is a ticketed event, with entry charges starting from as little as £2 per person. Family tickets are available for £5 and children under the age of 5 will be admitted free of charge.

Shakespeare's The Tempest

8th July 2017

Shakespeare in the Courtyard - The Tempest

Family Friendly Outdoor Shakespeare at Lancaster Castle. Join Chaos Collective for The Tempest

The Romans are Coming to Lancaster Castle

29th July 2017

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017

10.30 - 17.00 each day

Come and join Legio VIII Augusta, the North Wests leading Roman living history society, at Lancaster Castle to experience and learn more about Roman life in Lancaster.



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Civil War Courtyard Presence and Workshops

1st August 2017

Come and meet a costumed seventeenth-century soldier to learn about what life was like during the English Civil War.

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tour

1st August 2017


Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Kids' Activity Tour

2nd August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

The Jungle Book

4th August 2017

Experience Rudyard Kipling's Classic tale in a whole new way as Attic Door Productions take you on a promenade journey through the Shire Hall at Lancaster Castle.

Performances on 4 August, 11 August and 12 August.

 

 

 

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First World War Courtyard Presence and Workshops

8th August 2017

Join our First-World-War Officers as they take you on a journey back in time. Discover the joys of "square bashing" and handle some basic equipment.

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tour

8th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

8th August 2017

Shakespeare in the Courtyard - with the Three Inch Fools

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeares rib-ticklingly good comedy of old-fashioned trickery and mistaken identity

From £13.87 - 15.46

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Kids' Activity Tour

9th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

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Roman Courtyard Presence and Workshops

15th August 2017

Come along to meet a Roman soldier, who will explain what life was like in Roman Lancaster. Handle arms and armour and learn about Roman building and engineering.

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tour

15th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Kids' Activity Tour

16th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

The Lancashire Witches Weekend 2017

19th August 2017

The Lancashire Witches Weekend - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017
 
Visitors to Lancaster Castle over this weekend will have an opportunity to commemorate the world-famous Lancashire/Pendle witches, tried and incarcerated at Lancaster Castle over 400 years ago in 1612.
 
The event will include exhibitions, interactive role-play, theatrical performances, visits to the Well Tower dungeon and supervised children's activities. There is something for all the family!

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Medieval Courtyard Presence and Workshops

22nd August 2017

Watch a weaponry demonstration then handle medieval arms and armour. Learn about the signs and symbols used in medieval heraldry.

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tour

22nd August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Kids' Activity Tour

23rd August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

IMMERSIVE CINEMA - FILM FESTIVAL

25th August 2017

IMMERSIVE CINEMA - FILM FESTIVAL

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Enjoy a host of great family films in the Castle courtyard each afternoon, accompanied by hosts of familiar characters and themed activities.

In the evening experience special screenings of prison themed classic films in the shadows and great walls and buildings of the former HMP Lancaster Castle!!

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Civil War Courtyard Presence and Workshops

29th August 2017

Come and meet a costumed seventeenth-century soldier to learn about what life was like during the English Civil War. 

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tour

29th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Kids' Activity Tour

30th August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle. Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

English Civil War Revisited

9th September 2017

English Civil War Revisited - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017 

In February 1643, a small Parliamentarian force captured the Castle and established a garrison.  

Meet the Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote as they bring that period of our history to life.

10.00 - 17.00 each day

Lancaster Marathon 2017

17th September 2017

Lancaster Marathon & 10k races

Sunday 17th September 2017

New for 2017 Lancaster Marathon will be one of the flattest and quickest marathons in the UK! Organised by Lancaster Race Series.

From £30+

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