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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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Bricklive: Outer Space

May 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Bricklive: Outer Space

A stunning collection of LEGO® brick models that are really out of the world displayed across Lincoln Castle: a great day out in the 50th anniversary year of the first Moon landings.

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Lincoln Castle Knight School

May 25, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:30am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Knight School at Lincoln Castle

Especially for half term, the Victorian Prison Yard transforms into our medieval Knight School.

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Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

May 28, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

FREE

Explore archaeological finds in Lincolnshire at historic sites and venues across the county with workshops, tours, and a conference.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

June 1, 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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Moonlight Walk

June 8, 2019
8:00pm to 11:30pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
Moonlight Walk 2019

Dress in your finest 70s attire, get into the disco vibe, and join hundreds of hip, inspirational people from across Lincolnshire taking part in a 70s Flower Power themed Moonlight Walk through Lincoln, in aid of St Barnabas Hospice.

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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Medeival Cooking

June 12, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Medieval Cooking

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a demonstrations of Medieval food and drink, and views from the Medieval walls.

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

June 15, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

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

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Lincoln Makers' Market

June 15, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

June 15, 2019 to June 16, 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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Organ Concert: Martin Baker

June 15, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Martin Baker

Come and experience Martin Baker in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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Tractors to Town

June 16, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Tractors to Town

FREE

To celebrate 150 years of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, tractors will be on display across Lincoln city centre.

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Lincoln Castle Car Rallly

June 16, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

FREE

Especially for Father's Day, the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society host their annual rally in the Castle grounds.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

June 23, 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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Chow Down Festival

June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019
11:00am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Chow Down Festival - June 2019

A summer weekender of independent street food, drinks, music and family-friendly activities in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

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Bailgate Busking Festival

July 6, 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bailgate Busking Festival 2019

FREE

Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter reverberates with the sound of local talent for a festival of acoustic music.

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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Falconry

July 10, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Falconry

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with demonstrations from the master falconer and views from the Medieval walls.

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Lincoln Antiques Market​

July 14, 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

July 20, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

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

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Organ Concert: Hilary Punnet

July 20, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Hilary Punnet

Come and experience Hilary Punnett in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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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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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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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Roman Lincoln

August 14, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

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

FREE

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

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Victorian Circus 2019

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

A full weekend of all the fun of the Victorian Circus!

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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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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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

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

FREE

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

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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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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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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Meet the Medieval Wise Woman

October 9, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: 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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

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

FREE

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

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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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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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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour: Victorian Prison

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

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

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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

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

FREE

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

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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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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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Castle Hill Farmers' Market

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

FREE

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

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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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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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Villages & Countryside3-10 miles from Lincoln

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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Villages & Countryside3-10 miles from Lincoln

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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City of LincolnBrayford Waterfront

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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City of LincolnCathedral Quarter

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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City of LincolnBrayford Waterfront

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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City of LincolnCultural Quarter

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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City of LincolnCultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

The 19th century Theatre Royal is a Lincoln city landmark and is situated on Clasketgate a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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City of LincolnCathedral Quarter

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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City of LincolnBrayford Waterfront

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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