A beginner’s guide to Lincoln: Entertainment

Photo: Daniel Go/ Flickr.

Photo: Daniel Go/ Flickr.

Although it’s a small city, Lincoln is jam packed with entertainment. From annual events to the more regular occasions, Aoife Daly finds out more about what’s on offer.

The Engine Shed

A typical student favourite, The Engine Shed is a university campus-based venue. Not only does it hold two fun club events, it often hosts a variety of comedy events from top comedians, gigs, vintage fayres and other live music nights. Previous artists who have played at this modern location include 30 Seconds to Mars, Kasabian, Plan B and Asking Alexandria.

Theatre performances

Theatre lovers will be happy to know that there are a variety of options when it comes to getting your arty fix. The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is also a modern venue on campus, with shows often featuring a talented line-up of students.

Another favourite for theatre fans is the New Theatre Royale, Lincoln. The 19th century theatre hosts various productions throughout the year with different styles to suit everyone’s tastes. The latest show to be featured is King Arthur, starting from 17 – 18 October, with tickets from just £9.

Lincolnshire Day

Lincoln has a lot on offer in terms of beautiful historical features, so why not take advantage of that on Lincolnshire Day? There will be various free events, special offers and entry to attractions. This includes an artists’ market, a ghost bus tour and a food festival, as well as free entry to view the beautiful cathedral. The event starts Saturday, October 1st with events occurring throughout the city centre.

The red arrows are a popular Lincolnshire attraction. Photo: Adrian Snood/ Flickr.

The red arrows are a popular Lincolnshire attraction. Photo: Adrian Snood/ Flickr.

The Collection

For those who enjoy a bit of history The Collection is for you. This award winning archaeology museum presents information and displays about the Stone Age, Ice Age, Romans and more. Not only do you get to enjoy the huge variety of displays, which includes Lincolnshire’s oldest residents, but it’s completely free! With interactive and multimedia tour guides, the museum is great for residents of all ages.

Indoor cinema

Pay a visit to the Odeon on the Brayford waterfront for showings of the latest films. Inside, you’ll also find a Costa and a Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream stand which you can visit before settling down in front of the big screen. The waterfront is also the home of lots of different restaurants, so why not grab a bite to eat before or after a trip to the cinema?

Outdoor cinema

If watching a classic film under the stars sounds like your perfect evening look no further than the Outdoor Cinema in Lincoln Castle. Presented by The Luna Cinema, three different films are on show from 23 – 25 September with tickets still available for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Rocky Horror Show. Get a group together, bring a picnic and enjoy a night of film surrounded by the beautiful scenery.

Photo: Jim Linwood/ Flickr.

Photo: Jim Linwood/ Flickr.

Christmas Markets

The annual Christmas market really is one to look forward to. In early December each year, the city is transformed into a winter wonderland with stalls, rides, live music and gift shops surrounding the castle quarter – and it’s actually one of the largest in Europe! Thousands of people turn up every year, and there’s no reason why you can’t be one of them this year.