Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is a contemporary arts organisation at the heart of the city of Lincoln, owned and operated by University of Lincoln. The Centre acts as a bridge between the University and the community, a place for creative exchange between artists, audiences and academia. We improves the creative and cultural opportunities for the people of Lincoln, empowering communities to flourish by maximising participation in the cultural life of our city.
Alongside hosting presented work from comedy to dance, family shows to classical music, and classics plays to contemporary performance, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre also commissions and self-produces shows with professional companies, whilst nurturing the next generation of artists and practitioners, and providing learning opportunities through LPAC Young Producers, Lincoln Young Company, our youth theatre, and wider participation programmes. We are the creative lead on PopOut Festival, Lincoln’s annual festival of performance taking place in non-traditional spaces, and a facilitator of community cultural events, working with local groups to co-create activity at a grass-roots level.
Officially opened to the public in 2008, the venue is also home to the School of Fine & Performing Arts. Around 400 students study Dance, Drama, Music, Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre & Stage Management in the building at undergraduate and postgraduate level.