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Lincoln Drill Hall

Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY, England
+44 1522 873891
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Best theatre in the town

I attend the drill hall many times throughout the year. The staff at the bar are friendly, food and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2014
Chez W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Best venue in Lincoln

Ok, there aren't many venues in Lincoln, but this one is pretty good. I've been a few times, and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2014
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Lincoln's friendliest, liveliest arts venue, packed full of the very best in theatre, comedy, musical theatre, pantomime, music, film, children's events, literature, dance... and much much more! We are open 9-5 Monday to Saturday and offer food and drink (and sometimes free live music) in our Cafe Bar between 9:30 and 4:30. The bar is also open for business when events are on in the evenings.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY, England
+44 1522 873891
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I attend the drill hall many times throughout the year. The staff at the bar are friendly, food and drinks reasonably priced along with the reception desk staff being very helpful. Have thoroughly enjoyed every show I have been to.

Thank Chez W
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Ok, there aren't many venues in Lincoln, but this one is pretty good. I've been a few times, and each time has been spot on. Great service, no waiting around, comfortable area before the event starts and good shows when you go in.

Thank pedro09jones
Reviewed 27 September 2014

I often go to events here through my job as a teacher, and prices are always reasonable, sometimes a bargain! The staff are friendly and helpful, and I'm so glad we have another venue that supports the Arts. Some really great events and acts have...More

Thank Dee A
Reviewed 22 September 2014

This was our first visit to Lincoln Drill Hall. This play was performed in the upstairs room & apart from Reception & a drinks trolly nothing else was open. The play was performed entirely by Michelle very sensitively & with much feeling. We had been...More

2  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This venue has a varied programme and deserves the community's full support. The bar and cafe, Saturday lunchtime free music and a host of other things make this a great place to go.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We take our family here every year around Christmas for the Pantomime. It's fun for all ages! There is light food and drinks that you can buy and eat while enjoying the show. Parking is not free but it is conveniently located right next to...More

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Have been going here for a good many years, usually for a mid-day event, although we have attended in the evening. From the booking clerk to the usher, we are made to feel welcome and a valued client. Food could be served much faster, as...More

Thank waltonparkroad
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Wonderfully restored T.A. Hall, now having lovely airy bar and buffet area, leading into the small intimate auditorium, which puts on remarkably good shows featuring quite a few household names. Always a pleasure whether for a snack at lunchtime or a show at night. Bob...More

1  Thank bob s
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Recently I went to the Upstairs Room for the first time, I saw the play Still, great actors and felt that I was at the place in the story. I have been to lots of different types of plays, music and dance here and have...More

Thank sandram240
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Check before you go if there is music on as usually it's free, I sit there on a Saturday afternoon listening to various artists. Food is really good although slightly limited menu, good range of bottled beer, try the Batemans Victory Ale!

Thank Wayne W
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Kate A
22 January 2017|
Response from LincolnDrillHall | Property representative |
Hey Kate, It depends on the performance that we have on. Some shows are standing, some are on flat seating, and others with flat and raked seating! We aren't a huge venue, so a lot of it comes down to personal preference... More
8 December 2016|
Response from LincolnDrillHall | Property representative |
Hi Karenalissa, I saw your query regarding the seating plan for the Drill Hall. We have flexible seating in the auditorium that can be set up for full seated, sometimes seated and standing, and sometimes just standing. My... More