Three Lincoln “theatres” are ready to lift the curtain on a taste of what’s in store on the entertainment front this Christmas.
Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and the New Theatre Royal Lincoln are preparing to showcase their festive offerings at Theatre Festival LIVE – an event taking place in City Square on November 30.
Organised by Lincoln BIG, and supported by its sister organisation Visit Lincoln, Theatre Festival LIVE will feature a pop-up stage and seating for performances taking place between 5pm and 8pm.
And it is hoped people enjoying late night shopping will be keen to take a break and make the most of a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a spot of live entertainment – then go on to buy tickets for their favourite shows from the on-site pop-up box offices.
Lincoln BIG Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “The idea is to give people a flavour of what the city’s entertainment venues are offering during the festive season.
“This year Lincoln Drill Hall is staging Jack & The Beanstalk, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is offering families two festive treats – The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian: Winter in Sherwood and The Winter Whale – and the New Theatre Royal Lincoln is putting on the pantomime Aladdin.
“Taster performances, featuring the individual venues, are taking place at 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm. They may include acting, songs, or even short talks about the shows.
“Family fun is guaranteed and people should watch out for the Battle of the Dames and Maid Marian.”
Lighting and sound services are being provided by Peachy Productions and our compere for the evening is Steve Cawte of Up Stage Left.
“This event is another first for Lincoln. There will be plenty of free parking – including at the new 1,001-space Central Car Park, off Broadgate (5pm to 9pm).
People are also invited to visit businesses in the Sincil Street area, that are staying open until 8pm and serving hot and cold food and drinks and other treats,” added Mr Armstrong.