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Through the Looking-Glass Display

April 6; 2019 to August 9; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Through the Looking-Glass Display

Visit the Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln Castle to see a first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' on display, gifted to Alfred Lord Tennyson by Lewis Carrol for Christmas in 1871.

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Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

FREE

Take part in free guided tours from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the historic streets of uphill Lincoln - especially for Enjoy Uphill Lincoln week.

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Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week 2019

Shop, eat, drink, escape, explore, share, and return to 'Uphill Lincoln' - the village in the city - during a week long celebration of events, guided tours, and special offers.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

July 20; 2019 to July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

FREE

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Lincoln Castle Car Rallly

July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

FREE

Kick off the summer holidays as the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society host their annual rally in the Castle grounds.

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

Explore the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and a new exhibition, as it celebrates 50 years of opening.

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Lincoln Castle Victorian Extravaganza

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Extravaganza

Join us as we celebrate the spectacular, the inventive and the extraordinary at Lincoln Castle's Victorian Extravaganza!

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Guided Walk of Lincoln's Industrial Area

July 28; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology that tells the story of the industrial revolution and how it impacted Lincoln.

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Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

July 31; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

August 3; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Grand Medieval Joust

August 3; 2019 to August 4; 2019
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Grand Medieval Joust 2019

Feel the thunder of hooves and hear the clash of lance on steel armour at Lincoln Castle as four brave knights take part in the Sport of Kings.

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Oliver!

August 5; 2019 to August 16; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Oliver!

The popular musical performed in the unique and atmospheric surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral by the ever-popular Starring Lincoln Theatre Company.

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Outdoor Theatre: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

August 7; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first-class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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The 1940s

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
The 1940s

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is transported back in time to the 1940s with a variety of costumed characters telling their stories of the past - part of Lincoln 1940s Weekend.

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Lincoln 1940s Weekend

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend 2019

FREE

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays.

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Bondage to Liberation: Anarchic Collections

August 10; 2019 to October 16; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Bondage to Liberation: Anarchic Collections

An exhibition in Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison bringing together iconic pieces of footwear and clothing by designer Vivienne Westwood from the private collection of Lee Price, and ‘The Sex Pistols Mural’ by radical artist and activist Jamie Reid.

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Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

August 14; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a history talk on Lincoln's Roman heritage and views from the Medieval walls.

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Blackadder Goes Forth

August 16; 2019 to August 17; 2019
7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Blue Room
Blackadder Goes Forth

The Cakes & Ale Theatre Company presents two acts and two courses at the Blue Room in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

August 17; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Victorian Circus 

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Circus

A full weekend in the grounds of Lincoln Castle of all the fun of the Victorian Circus.

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Victorians at Work

August 22; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorians at Work

Discover what life was like in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes alive with Victorians hard at work.

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Asylum Steampunk Festival

August 23; 2019 to August 26; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival 2019

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 11th year.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

August 25; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the Medieval streets and markets of Lincoln.

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Victorians at Play

August 29; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorians at Play

Discover what life was like in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes alive with Victorians enjoying their leisure time.

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Moana - Water of Life

August 30; 2019 to September 1; 2019
All Day
Minerva Building
Moana - Water of Life

A climate change conference, hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln, including keynotes speeches, a sustainable market, a 'footprint' dinner, and candlelight Cathedral tour.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

September 7; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Lincoln Morris Festival

September 7; 2019
10:30am to 4:30pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Morris Festival

FREE

Dance groups from across Lincolnshire will converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of an ancient English tradition.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

September 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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University of Lincoln Graduation

September 9; 2019 to September 13; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
University of Lincoln Graduation 2019

Graduands of the University of Lincoln celebrate their achievements at Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe's finest Medieval buildings.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

September 21; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Organ Concert: Charles Harrison

September 21; 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Charles Harrison

Come and experience Charles Harrison in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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Outdoor Cinema at Lincoln Castle

September 27; 2019 to September 29; 2019
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Cinema at Lincoln Castle 2019

Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique classic cinema experience in the grounds of Lincoln Castle as The Luna Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns, The Greatest Showman, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Hallé Orchestra

September 27; 2019
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Hallé Orchestra

Lincoln Cathedral once again welcomes the majestic music of the Hallé Orchestra for an evening of classical music.

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Guided Walk of Lincoln's Industrial Area

September 29; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology that tells the story of the industrial revolution and how it impacted Lincoln.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

October 5; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Bailgate Wedding Fayre

October 6; 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
Bailgate
Bailgate Wedding Fayre October 2019

FREE

Experience five stunning wedding venues and meet dozens of local suppliers to discover how Lincoln can make your big day extra special.

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Twilight Castle: Meet the Medieval Wise Woman

October 9; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Meet the Medieval Wise Woman

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a history talk on Medieval home remedies and medical cures.

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Lincoln Sausage Festival

October 12; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2019

Celebrate all things sausage, including the famous Lincolnshire sausage, at the Lincoln Sausage Festival - in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

October 13; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

October 19; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

October 19; 2019 to October 27; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison will come to life with tales from the past during October half-term.

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The Victorians

October 23; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
The Victorians

Learn about life in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes to life with a host of Victorian characters.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

October 27; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the Medieval streets and markets of Lincoln.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

November 2; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Mozart's Requiem

November 2; 2019
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Mozart’s Requiem

Lincoln Choral Society perform Mozart's final composition in Lincoln Cathedral, conducted by Mark Wilde.

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Twilight Castle: Victorian Prison

November 13; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Victorian Prison

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with an evening of exploration of the Victorian Prison.

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The Crucible

November 14; 2019 to November 16; 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
The Blue Room
The Crucible

The Asylum Players presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller at the Blue Room in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

November 16; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Handel's Messiah

November 23; 2019
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Handel’s Messiah

In the lead up to Advent, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform Handel's Messiah in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

November 24; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

December 5; 2019 to December 8; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2019

FREE

Stalls, performers, and festive cheer take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for four days of festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.

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Victorian Tearoom

December 6; 2019 to December 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorian Tearoom

FREE

Take the weight off your feet over the Christmas Market Weekend in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life's Victorian Tearoom for a warm and restful refreshment stop.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

December 14; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Visit the Makers' Market, nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, to pick up gifts for your loved ones this Christmastime.

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Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium

December 14; 2019 to December 22; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium

Eight evenings of Christmas delights within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle for a festive celebration of arts, crafts, and food - the perfect setting to meet friends and family over the Christmas period.

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Santa Fun Run & Walk 2019

December 15; 2019
11:30am to 6:00pm
Castle Hill
Santa Fun Run & Walk

Thousands of Santas run and walk through Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for the biggest festive fundraiser in Lincoln.

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Christmas Empawrium

December 18; 2019 to December 19; 2019
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Christmas Empawrium

Explore the Christmas Emporium at Lincoln Castle with your dog for a pawsome evening out this Christmas.

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Lincoln Cathedral Carols by Candlelight

December 18; 2019
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral Carols by Candlelight

In the lead up to Christmas, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform an evening of Carols in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

December 21; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Organ Concert: La Nativité du Seigneur

December 22; 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: La Nativité du Seigneur

Experience Jeffrey Makinson in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

January 4; 2020 to January 5; 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

Blow out those cobwebs and unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Wallace and Gromit in Concert: The Wrong Trousers

January 4; 2020
11:30am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Wallace and Gromit in Concert: The Wrong Trousers

Wallace and Gromit in concert in the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral with screenings of The Wrong Trousers accompanied by live orchestra.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

February 8; 2020 to February 9; 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Crime & Punishment at Lincoln Castle

February 15; 2020 to February 23; 2020
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Crime & Punishment at Lincoln Castle

Step inside the Victorian Prison and meet some unsavoury criminals from Victorian Lincoln.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

March 7; 2020 to March 8; 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Things To Do


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3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

The Lincolnshire Showground is a major national venue, located on the 200 acre showground just outside the historic city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Venue

The Venue

A state-of-the-art digital cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University which shows an eclectic film programme and is also being used for teaching drama and stage theatre productions.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

An elegant, 19th century theatre, found on Clasketgate just a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

A beautiful entertainment venue at The Lawn in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

Situated on the Brayford Waterfront, the ODEON complex includes a cinema, Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop and is adjacent to the Lucy Tower multi-story car park.

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