From the regular visiting children’s theatre productions to the toys in its cafe area along with in house provisions such as the Diddy Disco, accessible changing facilities and a lovely warm welcome, the Lincoln Drill Hall has long been a favourite destination for young audience members.
And now the Free School Lane arts centre is making it even easier for those wanting to find out what’s on offer to enjoy alongside their children by launching a new family brochure. Sales and communications manager Gavin Street explains why…
“Lincoln Drill Hall is a great place to introduce children to the arts. The venue hosts a year-round programme of live shows, theatre groups, workshops and creative sessions specifically aimed at younger audiences – from tiny tots to teenagers – plus events the whole family can enjoy together. And with the launch of a new seasonal family brochure, you can find it all in one place!
“So what’s coming up in the Spring? Running through the season are the Happy Monday Club weekly creative play sessions for pre-schoolers, which includes sessions based on storytelling and drama, dance and movement, art and making and rhythm and music. These sessions take place in the venue’s cafe bar on Monday mornings, 10.30am-11.30am. On Wednesdays, the Drill Hall also hosts Hartbeeps, weekly musical adventure classes for newborns, babies and toddlers.
“Or for older children, why not Fishtank, the city’s alternative youth theatre, where the kids create their own original theatre pieces and then perform them in front of a real audience. Drama skills, self-confidence, team-building and fun are guaranteed in these sessions for Tiddlers (ages 3-6), Juniors (ages 7-11) and Intermediates (ages 11-16). Sessions run on Saturday mornings throughout the year.
“And rounding off the first half of the Spring, February half term is packed with events. These include the first outing of the season of Diddy Disco (Tuesday 13 February), the venue’s hip dance club for under 7s and the interactive theatre adventure The Dead Sea (Wednesday 14 February), which follows a young marine biologist on an ecological rescue mission to the bottom of the ocean. There’s also Rhubarb Theatre’s time-travelling Sidney’s Shed (Friday 16 February), which whisks young audiences on an exciting journey to dig up the past and weed out history’s bullies and Hiccup Theatre brings the classic story The Gingerbread Man (Saturday 17 February) to vivid life through amazing puppetry and fabulous live music.”
For more information about these and other events later in the season pick up a copy of the new Drill Hall Family brochure or read it online here. For more about the venue visit www.lincolndrillhall.com (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
And don’t forget there’s still the pantomime to enjoy before the end of this year. To find out more about Jack and the Beanstalk, showing from December 8th to January 2nd, click here.