Although the current season is a write-off we’re not letting COVID-19 get us down and so we are taking time to plan ahead for the future.
There’s been some discussion about what shape the autumn/winter season should take, about whether we should scale things back or whether we should carry on as we would have; in such uncertain times it’s unclear what the right choice might be.
One thing is certain, however, even if we scale back our programme we won’t be scaling back our ambition.
PopOut Festival Associate Producer Kate Newman is already pulling together some exciting plans for this year’s event, running from 26 Sept – 9 Oct, working with our Artistic Director Craig Morrow to plan pop-up performance in a number of new sites around the city.
“We’re really hopeful that we can pull off something special,” says Kate, “PopOut Festival is all about taking creativity outside of traditional theatre spaces and we’ve some really great ideas that we want to bring to fruition in unusual places so stay tuned for announcements.”
Craig agrees, “Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is all about working with our communities to make our city our stage and PopOut is the perfect way to achieve that. We are also really hopeful that PopOut will help ease people back into more social situations following months of lockdown, with a chance to experience live performance outside or in small numbers, giving people the confidence to come together and celebrate the return to some semblance of normality. – fingers crossed!”