Lancaster Contra began organising dances in February 2023. We intend to have 3 a year with live music, on a Saturday afternoon so it gives people the opportunity to travel without requiring a late night or having to organise accommodation and because it’s more family friendly. In between these we may do 2 or 3 with recorded music. If you’d be interested in calling or playing please get in touch with us.


The suggested minimum donation of £10 may not completely cover the cost of the hall and related expenses for live music events. If you are able to support us by contributing more than this it would be greatly appreciated. Contras generally cost more like £15 per attendee to arrange.
For recorded music events the cost will be the room hire split between attendees – this is expected to be no more than £3.


We would prefer electronic payment before you arrive. You can do this online with your card, Apple pay, or Google pay at
Please put LCD, event date, the number of tickets, and your name(s) in the message
e.g. LCD Feb 1 Trixie

We plan to be able to provide the online webpage for you to enter your card details at the door but this won’t be instant so would prefer you to pay in advance rather than have a queue. We also wouldn’t want anyone to turn up at the door and find the venue was full so it’s in everyones interest to do it in advance.

If you can’t pay electronically by one of the above methods we will be able to accept cash on the door but will not have facilities to give change.