Welcome to POP OUT Festival 2017 — Lincoln’s micro-festival of art outside the ordinary.

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 as popping out of our building, we’re also popping up at Waterside Shopping Centre. This exciting partnership with one of the city’s major retail destinations will see a three-week residency leading up to the main festival, with a programme crammed full of performances and participatory activities suitable for the whole family (visit here for the full programme).

It’s an exciting new development for the festival and one that we hope to build on in the future as Lincoln Performing Arts Centre looks ahead to its tenth anniversary year in 2018 and beyond.

We’re all very excited about this year’s programme and if you speak to anyone in the team at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre they’ll be able to tell you about their personal pick-of-the-pop-out.

We hope to see you there!