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Lincoln Drill Hall

Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY, England
+44 1522 873891
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Fab venue

Fantastic modern theatre, with such a variety of things to watch or take part in. Everything from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah L
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Great venue.

This is such a great venue which always caters for every taste. Such a wide variety of shows to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna S
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“herring” (5 reviews)
“comedy club” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY, England
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"room upstairs"
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"kevin bridges"
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"nice cafe bar"
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"box office staff"
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"excellent production"
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"multi storey"
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"local musicians"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic modern theatre, with such a variety of things to watch or take part in. Everything from kids workshops, poetry, dance, comedy, panto, plays, beer festival, themed discos... You name it, it’s on here, and even the amateur stuff is top quality. I have been...More

Thank Sarah L
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarah L, Thank you for your wonderful 5* review. It is really lovely to hear that your family and you have been coming together for so many years! We really appreciate all your patronage. We love our venue and all our programming- so delighted...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great venue which always caters for every taste. Such a wide variety of shows to choose from with more and more events added regularly. A fab place for panto. Much prefer here to theatres due to price. Location wise it is...More

Thank Donna S
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Donna S, Thank you for sending us such lovely feedback. We really appreciate the 5* review! We are so proud of our venue, staff and programming, and delighted that we can share it with you. We hope you have already picked up your panto...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Lincoln Drill Hall! The staff are so welcoming, the programme of evens there is brilliant with a really good mix of different art forms. There is a lovely bar/cafe space where they have acoustic acts regularly. The main hall is great... and has...More

Thank Madelaine M
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Madelaine M, Thank you for your kind review. It's always lovely to hear so much brilliant feedback. We are really proud of our programming and venue, so to hear people love it is wonderful. We hope we can welcome you back to the Drill...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This was my very first time, at a Beer Festival and I will not be returning. But unfortunately I was so disappointed. The leaflet sounded really good, but did not deliver up to what it was saying. There was music but not live music and...More

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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear sarahking100, We are very sorry that you were left disappointed with the prices of the Beer Festival. As you rightly say it is £3 to get in, and the £3 is for a deposit for the glass which is returned at the end. We...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We've been to several shows and never been disappointed. We have taken our grandchildren and great grandsons to shows and they have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The staff are very friendly and helpful.More

Thank David J
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear David J, Thank you for your awesome review! We really appreciate your continued support of the venue. It's always great to hear that you have enjoyed your time here over the years and found our staff to be helpful and friendly. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a great venue, small but attracting some big names and the staff could not be more helpful. The Cafe Bar is also a lovely place to just relax, listen to local musicians and enjoy reasonably priced food and drink - who doesn't love...More

Thank Michelle D
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear Michelle D, Thank you for your brilliant review! We all loved reading your kind words. We are really proud of getting such big names to the Drill Hall and pleased to punch above our weight. Cake at a comedy gig is also an excellent...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

we visited the drill hall for the first time ever last night... what a great venue .. and we must say the staff and service was impeccable... can we say a very SPECIAL thanks to Jenny absolutely fantastic lady ... we can’t wait to visit...More

Thank sweetchild0mine
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here at Lincoln Drill Hall and look forward to seeing you here again soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I had a genuinely lovely morning in the Cafe Bar listening to Ishani & Hilary's music while I drank my hot chocolate. The live jazz vocals and pianist was wonderful in the background, which set a very relaxing atmosphere for everyone. Even though I didn't...More

Thank bekkiloveridge
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear bekkiloveridge, Thank you for your lovely review. It is really great to hear that you appreciated our music in the cafe bar on Saturday! We love that you find the Drill Hall so welcoming and hope to see you back with us very soon...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Visited for the first time to watch "Walk like a man", with the music from Frankie Valli and the four seasons. Fantastic !More

Thank yashimoto
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear yashimoto, Thank you for your amazing review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed Walk Like a Man- we were delighted with the feedback from the audience. It's especially nice to hear since it was your first visit to the Drill Hall We hope...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Walking into The Drill Hall, I immediately received a warm welcome from the friendly box office staff. The foyer is lit beautifully by lanterns which drape from the ceiling, and a lighting rig is arched over the doorway; perfectly appropriate for a theatre environment. The...More

Thank kieranscott1997
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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Dear Kieran, Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review. It means a lot to us to hear that you enjoyed so much about the venue, its staff and the Red Herring Comedy Club Night show that you went to see. We try...More

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dudley78
16 November 2017|
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Response from LincolnDrillHall | Property representative |
As Patrick M says above, you should be able to get an excellent view from wherever you sit within the auditorium :) We hope to see you at the Drill Hall very soon!
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Kate A
22 January 2017|
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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
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karenalissa
8 December 2016|
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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
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