Lincoln Drill Hall is fully DDA compatible, with street level access to the box office, foyer, toilet facilities, café and auditorium, and there’s lift access to our studio theatre and workshop/meeting spaces.
We also have a fully equipped Changing Places toilet.
Here’s our friend Jayne Knight with a short film about our facilities. Click the ‘Subtitles and Closed Captions’ icon to switch on the subtitles.
The Main Auditorium has 6 accessible seats which can be booked online, in person and over the phone.
If you’d like to book these online, you’ll just need to give our friendly Box Office team a quick call on 01522 873894 or drop them an email to get them to set this up on your account and then you’re good to go!
Our studio theatre The Room Upstairs is unallocated and wheelchair users will usually be situated at the front of any seating arrangement to ensure a good view.
Our Box Office has an accessible low-level counter.
It’s worth noting that there may be some circumstances where it is best to call our Box Office team:
- If you’re using a motorised wheelchair which may require more than 1 space
- If you are booking more than one wheelchair user space and therefore require more than one companion/carer seat
There are disabled blue-badge parking bays further down Freeschool Lane on the same side of the street as us and there’s an NCP carpark directly next door to the venue too.
We usually have a signed performance of longer runs such as our pantomime – wherever there’s a signer you’ll see this icon to identify the performance.
Just like the signed performances, we have a relaxed performance of our panto every year. Look out for this icon. A relaxed performance is designed to welcome people who might prefer a less ‘full-on’ experience. The auditorium lights will be left on so it’s not quite so dark, you’re free to get up and walk around, and the sound won’t be quite so loud. Other than that it’s exactly the same as a regular performance. This might be the best way to introduce very young children to live theatre, and it’s perfect for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. Ask our friendly box office team if you’d like more details.
Some visiting theatre companies offer visually impaired audience members the opportunity to come and do a ‘touch tour’ of the set. If this is something you’re interested in please get in touch with us to let us know which event you’re coming to and we’ll contact the company.
Assistance dogs are very welcome inside our performance spaces and our cafe bar. They’ll be able to accompany you wherever you go in the building and can stay with you whilst you enjoy the show. Please book an aisle seat or one of our wheelchair spaces to ensure your dog has plenty of room to relax next to you. Contact our friendly box office team if you have any questions.
You can be dropped off/collected outside the venue on Freeschool Lane and there are also several bus routes that stop nearby on Silver Street and Broadgate. Bus stops are located just around the corner/across the road from the rear of the venue.
Routes 4, 17, 23, 510, 9811 and the Walk & Ride Shuttle all stop on Silver Street
Routes 5 and 53 stop on Broadgate
Do visit Lincoln Dial-a-Ride’s website too, or call them on 01522 544983 to see if you can book their services.
Hearing Loop System
Lincoln Drill Hall has a Hearing Loop System in the main auditorium. Headsets are available from the Box Office so please come and ask when you arrive or let us know you’ll need one in advance.
If there’s anything we’ve missed please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.