Thank you for your interest in bringing your show to Lincoln Drill Hall. Below you’ll find details on how to send us the information and what the next step is if it’s something we feel would suit the venue.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
Your first port of call should be Chris Kirkwood, our Programme and Participation manager. Please email Chris with your booking enquiry and production information.
THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW
- Possible touring dates
- Supporting marketing materials such as video, image, copy, whom you believe the relevant audiences to be, any special selling points
- Details on the cost or deal required if possible
- The scale of the work. Our auditorium is incredibly flexible, with seating for up to 365 and a standing capacity of 550. We have a stage, but can operate with a 212 capacity with a show playing on a flat floor.
- We don’t have a traditional proscenium arch and wing space is at a premium. Our stage and technical specifications are available here.
SEEING THE WORK
If possible, we do prefer to see the work before programming, or at least know the company’s previous work. If the work is in a development phase, we’ll try our best to attend, and if Chris is unable to come in person we can usually send a representative. We totally understand that footage isn’t the same as being at a live performance and we’ll take this into consideration, however if you’ve got video to share with us please do send us a link.
Chris has the final say, but he’ll always look to involve other members of staff in the decision-making process to ensure we’re as confident as possible that we can garner an audience for your show. Ultimately, we choose to present work we’re passionate about.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO CONTACT YOU?
We normally programme between 6-12 months in advance so it’s unlikely we’d be able to squeeze something in sooner. Brochure deadlines are available upon request.
Most of our work is programmed for one or sometimes two night runs. We rarely undertake split or full week bookings.
WHAT IF I DON’T HEAR ANYTHING?
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get back to absolutely everyone. We do try our best though, rest assured. However, if you’ve submitted work for programming and haven’t heard anything within 6 weeks, then please assume that on this occasion we won’t be taking it further.
It isn’t that your work isn’t brilliant. We’re sure it is! It may just be that it clashes with other similar work at the same time, or doesn’t fit with the look and feel of a particular season, but please don’t be offended if your work is not selected and do keep trying.