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Re-opening Update

Posted by Craig Morrow, 7th January 2021, 16:33pm

***An update on our re-opening***

Unfortunately, with the implementation of a new national Lockdown we have no choice but to cancel our re-opening plans for Lincoln Performing Arts Centre until April 2021 at the earliest. If you have booked tickets for any socially distanced live events scheduled during that time you will be contacted shortly. Our Artistic Director, Craig Morrow, has the following message:

“Given the ongoing volatile nature of the pandemic it is with deep regret that we will now have to remain closed until much later in the year. Although we have constantly adapted to the Government’s ever-shifting guidance and timelines for re-opening, putting in systems and infrastructure to enable us to host socially distanced events, whilst devising new creative ways of allowing audiences to experience performance, we have been foiled at every turn and often with only a couple of days notice. This has undoubtedly been frustrating for audiences, but soul-destroying for staff and artists who have worked tirelessly to meet the guidance issued to the cultural sector. Although I completely understand and support the need for such reactive measures it makes it no less devastating. Back in the October 2020 we were lucky enough to receive some funding from HM Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which was in part to cover the costs of a spring programme. Obviously this can no longer go ahead and so we will be adapting our plans once again to direct this funding towards artist commissions for future performance and participatory activity. I am really thankful for the ongoing support we’ve received from the University of Lincoln in such challenging circumstances but also the wider public who we are desperate to meet again and have continued to offer such kindness in difficult times.”