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OPENING UP THEATRE TO NEW AUDIENCES

Posted by Craig Morrow, 21st September 2015, 22:03pm

By their very nature, the arts are always evolving, finding new ways to present ideas, opinions, humour and emotions. And as a venue, we have to adopt a similar attitude; if we want to increase access and provision to contemporary work then as a venue we have to do something different to punch above the noise and excite audiences enough that they want to take a chance on the new. That’s why we will be welcoming the Roundabout Theatre to the city this month, a theatre company and a concept I became familiar with back in 2010, six months before I started at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. I worked on a consultancy project for Paines Plough, looking at touring theatre in the regions, and it was felt that venues were struggling to afford to attract new plays, whilst touring companies often felt the theatre spaces were not the right size for the type of performances they wanted to produce. Sometimes, the problem is simply that there is not a theatre in the local town. It was from these problems that the idea of a touring theatre that could pop-up anywhere was born. I was only there for the initial conversations

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Season Brochure AW 2015

WHAT’S ON Autumn/Winter 2015 Season Brochure

Posted by Craig Morrow, 1st September 2015, 11:20am

Our new What’s On guide at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre for Autumn/Winter 2015 is packed full of great theatre and arts events. You can download the BROCHURE // AUTUMN/WINTER 2015 or view the new season brochure ONLINE to see what’s on this autumn/winter. If you’d like to receive a hard copy, SIGN UP to our mailing list. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS From 23-26 September we’ve a very special experience coming to Lincoln – we’re hosting the ROUNDABOUT THEATRE FESTIVAL – Paines Plough’s unique touring pop-up theatre, which includes the critically acclaimed play LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan, OUR TEACHER’S A TROLL by Dennis Kelly (writer of West End hit Matilda The Musical) and an eclectic schedule of new writing, stand-up comedy, music and cabaret. This award-winning theatre-in-the-round feels a little like a space ship inside and will land in front of our building this September, within a specially constructed geo-dome.  It is lit by hundreds of energy saving LED lights, can run off a 13 amp plug socket (just like your kettle) and can be put up in 24 hours by just 6 people with an Allen key.  According to Artistic Director Craig Morrow: “There’s never been anything like it in the city and we’re thrilled that Lincoln is one of

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