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Big Bouncing Boogie is Back!

Posted by Laura Swain, 9th August 2018, 14:33pm

  BIG BOUNCING BOOGIE will be Bounding Back to our Auditorium   Earlier this year we hosted our very first BIG BOUNCING BOOGIE. An event where your little ones get a chance to blow off some steam, have a blast on various inflatables (including an inflatable racecourse with space hoppers!!), and get a chance to get down and have a little boogie with funky music and disco lights. If you attended than you’ll know we asked you to fill out a short survey. We have taken that feedback on-board and are proud to announce that Big Bouncing Boogie is making a return this season.       Thank You for Your Feedback   We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback and taking the time out to fill out that survey. We understand that as a parent, time is short so we are very grateful. Some of the feedback we received related mostly to capacity and how quickly the vent sold out. This, combined with the popularity of the vent, made us rethink a few things. We obviously could not increase capacity due to health and safety reasons. We also wanted each child to be

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Thank You Phoebe!

Posted by Laura Swain, 18th May 2018, 15:05pm

It’s our Box Office Coordinator’s last day with us. Phoebe has been an integral part of the venue for so long and we are so proud to see her succeed as a freelance arts producer. We hope you will join us in wishing her well and all the best in her new ventures. Keep up to date with Phoebe’s projects here –   It’s our Box Office Coordinator’s last day with us. Phoebe has been an integral part of the venue for so long and we are so proud to see her succeed as a freelance arts producer. We hope you will join us in wishing her all the best for the future! — LPAC Lincoln (@LPAC_Lincoln) May 18, 2018

Summer Schools 2018: Creative Futures

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 25th April 2018, 13:17pm

Are you creative, an aspiring designer, architect or a budding performer or dancer? Thinking about a future in the creative and cultural industries and how higher education might make this possible? This July, 2018 the University of Lincoln are offering 3 summer schools for you to choose from. Through a series of hands on activities and workshops you will explore what it is like to study creative subjects at University. Each 5-day summer school will run from 9:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday and is targeted at students in year 11, 12, 13 or equivalent. Architecture and Design: Creative Futures // Monday 16th – Friday 20th July The purpose of this summer school is to inspire students to value and develop their creative talents and the potential to progress through higher education courses into careers and vocations in the creative industries. The week will be broken down into a series of hands-on taster workshops based round various design disciplines of product design, architecture, communications design, interior design and digital heritage. Contemporary Dance // Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July This summer school is an ideal opportunity to get a taster of a typical University Dance course and experience practical, professional

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ONE HUNDRED: Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

Posted by Phoebe Wall Palmer, 6th February 2018, 16:14pm

Today marks one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act in 1918, the legislation that brought voting rights to all men and some women over the age of 30 and paved the way for full democratic equality and Universal Suffrage in 1928. Throughout 2018 the cultural calendar across the UK will be alive with events and activities that celebrate one hundred years of votes for women. To celebrate this important anniversary, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre will be producing a programme of activities culminating in a mass participatory outdoor event on the evening of 14 December 2018, one hundred years since the first General Election where women could vote. This celebratory event will animate the streets of Lincoln and draw attention to the diverse talent and creativity of the women in our amazing city. This female-led project is still at an early stage and we are looking for expressions of interest to form partnerships with women’s groups and organisations or individuals that might want to take part and help shape this communal celebration. We actively encourage expressions of interest from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBTQ+. To take part you must be 16

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NEWVOLUTIONS 2018 Programme

Posted by Phoebe Wall Palmer, 9th January 2018, 22:25pm

Look at the programme here: Newvolutions Brochure 2018 If you’re curious about how new theatre and performance is made and excited about the possibility of influencing that work then NEWVOLUTIONS is for you. This year is our seventh micro-season of works- in-progress by local, regional and national performers. Over the past seven years we have supported over seventy productions, artists, choreographers, playwrights and theatre makers to develop their next big project – a number of which have gone on to have national tours and all of which were seen first by Lincoln audiences. Once again, this January – following two weeks of intensive workshops and rehearsals – we will be presenting a range of performance showcases at different stages of development, from the smallest spark of a new idea to pieces that are almost fully-formed. We’ll then invite you to give your feedback to the artists in an informal atmosphere, either as part of a post- show chat or over a drink at the bar. All events are FREE but capacity is limited so advanced booking is recommended. Most events are scheduled to allow you to see an entire evening’s programme back-to-back but do check with the box office for running

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Spring 2018 Brochure is Here!

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 20th December 2017, 16:41pm

We are delighted to share our new Spring 2018 season of events with you. Our new season brochure can be downloaded HERE and viewed online HERE, or you can pick up a paper copy from our box office. 2018 is our tenth anniversary year and to celebrate we have a fantastic range of activities lined up. Our birthday celebration is a chance to explore new possibilities, address challenges and develop different ways of placing our entire community at teh heart of what we do. This includes shows programmed by the community; initiatives such as £10,000 worth of free tickets, which will help to remove some of the financial barriers to engagement in the arts, and large-scale creative interventions in the city, such as Architects of Air’s beautiful luminarium, which joins us by the Brayford for Eggcite, Lincoln’s Easter Arts Festival for Children.

Lincoln Fun Palace Donations!

Posted by Michael Woodhall, 6th October 2017, 17:22pm

Lincoln Fun Palace is just around the corner and with this being our second year taking part in the worldwide celebration, we’ve had an overwhelming number of donations for this years event. This includes a kind donation from who have designed personalised wristbands for our visitors to take away with them as a souvenir. specialise in promotional and branded products for businesses and charities around the world. They have worked with household names such as ASDA, Samsung, the NHS and ITV, supplying them with pens, clothes, mugs, keyrings and much more. Founded in 2010, the parent company Charles Alexander Distribution operates through a group of websites in the print and promotional sector in the UK and abroad. The group offers a best-price guarantee. If you find any of their 30,000 products available cheaper at another distributor they will match the price. EverythingBranded recently launched an American site, This site is their first site outside of the UK and it has made an excellent start. Paul Rowlett, EverythingBranded’s Managing Director, said: “Fun Palaces has developed into a fantastic way to get everyone involved and engaged in the community, all over the country. We were pleased to be in a

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CALL OUT – Community Project for Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre

Posted by Phoebe Wall Palmer, 14th August 2017, 15:20pm

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre invite you to join them in making a brand-new theatre performance to be shown in the world-renowned Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre. Everything We Are will be an original piece of theatre – created over the course of just one month – by a unique ‘pop-up’ theatre company that you can be a part of. How the final piece comes together will be shaped by you and everyone who volunteers to form the company. By taking part in this project, you’ll attend a series of inspiring workshops, designed to get you thinking, creating and performing. The sessions will be led by theatre maker and performer, Rachel Baynton – co-artistic director of the critically acclaimed Proto-type Theater. These workshops will result in a one-off show, to be performed in the Roundabout as part of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s Pop-Out Festival 2017. Read the full Call Out here You can find out more and get involved by contacting Phoebe at or 01522 837600

POP OUT Festival is on its way!

Posted by Phoebe Wall Palmer, 11th August 2017, 11:38am

11 September – 1 October At POP OUT you can expect the best new plays, family shows, music, comedy and site-specific performance, all taking place in spaces outside of our venue. The festival is a great opportunity to uncover hidden gems and try something different. You can even experience a little slice of the Edinburgh Festival with the return of the wonderful Roundabout, Paines Plough’s touring amphitheatre, visiting Lincoln fresh from the Fringe. This year, as well popping out of our building, we are also popping up at Waterside Shopping Centre. This exciting partnership with one of city’s major retail destinations will see a three-week residency leading up to the main festival, with a programme full of performances and participatory activities suitable for the whole family. Download the festival brochure or view online.

Autumn/Winter 2017 Season Brochure

Posted by Julie Ellerby, 20th June 2017, 15:16pm

We are very pleased to announce our new season of events! We are starting off big with POP OUT Festival 2017; not only will we be welcoming the return of Paines Plough’s Roundabout outside our own venue, we will also be establishing a new performance space inside the Waterside Shopping Centre, bringing even more theatre to the heart of the city. And given that 2017 celebrates 800 years since the Charter of the Forest what better story to tell this Christmas than that of The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian! Our in-house production sees this familiar tale masterfully reimagined in a wintery forest, alive with magic and adventure. You can download the BROCHURE // AUTUMN/WINTER 2017 or view the new season brochure ONLINE. If you’d like to receive a hard copy, JOIN OUR MAILING LIST.