Lincoln Performing Arts Centre programmes around 120 ticketed events a year.  Our public performance programme is overseen by the Artistic Director Craig Morrow and consists of professional and student productions and community hires.  We present a diverse range of shows that complement the arts ecology of Lincoln and the region, with a particular emphasis on showing the best in contemporary performance, innovative classics and quality family work.

Alongside our core programme of drama, dance, classical, folk and roots music, we’re interested in building audiences for contemporary theatre, new writing, site-specific and immersive, live and digital art and pervasive media performance.


As a presenting venue we also nurture and support the development of new work locally and occasionally commission and produce work in-house and in collaboration. Please visit one of our artist development project pages in the Create section to learn more.


We are committed to working with 12-25 year-olds to create a range of exciting activities and events for and by young people across the county; throwing open the programming process to our young decision making group LPAC Young Producers.

In addition, a large part of our artistic policy is driven by the teaching and research practices of Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts and University of Lincoln’s College of Arts and we tend to schedule our contemporary performance programme to reflect this, booking most shows between October and March.


Deadlines determine cut-off points for each season. The programming deadlines are as follows:

  • Autumn/Winter Season: events in September to January, has a programming deadline of May
  • Spring/Summer Season: events in Feb to July,has a programming deadline in the previous October.

To submit your production as part of our professional programme, please send a proposal via email to outlining the following

  • Your name and contact details
  • A brief biography/introduction to your company
  • A brief description of what you propose to present at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and why you think it is right for us and our audiences.
  • A show technical specification/marketing and financial details.
  • Examples of previous productions and any testimonials from other arts organisations.

If we don’t already know your company’s work then the chances are we’d like to see it first to make sure we’re the right fit for you. Because we’re a small team with responsibilities across departments (and because public transport too and from Lincoln is not the best) it’s possible that we may not be able to make your event, however, where we can we will.  Alternatively, feel free to send us video with your show proposal.

Please Note

Please ensure your email doesn’t exceed 8mb otherwise our servers may reject it.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of proposals that we receive Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is unable to respond to every sender nor acknowledge the receipt of proposals. The programming team will contact the sender of any proposals that we are interested in taking forward – if you have not received a response within 12 weeks you should consider it unsuccessful on that occasion; please be aware that we are not able to support all the proposals we receive.


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