Pay What You Decide season ‘springs’ into action at Lincoln Drill Hall

Pay What You Decide season ‘springs’ into action at Lincoln Drill Hall

Audiences can book free tickets and pay any amount across 14 shows this spring


Lincoln Drill Hall’s spring season of Pay What You Decide is underway, with a number of unique and innovative performances on offer to encourage people to try something new.

The current season runs until June and there are 14 Pay What You Decide shows to choose from, including drama performances, stand-up comedy and family friendly shows.

People can book tickets for free and then pay what they like after the show based on their experience.

One of the highlights of the Pay What You Decide line-up is Ockham’s Razor: This Time, which will run from 17th-19th April.

Using the imagery of circus, autobiographical storytelling and original equipment design, this immersive show creates compelling visual theatre which looks at time, age and the stories we tell ourselves. It was described as wonderfully “warm” and “beautiful” by The Guardian.

Red Ladder Theatre: Smile Club, Vamos Theatre: Dead Good and Desert Island Flicks also appear on the varied Pay What You Decide line-up, as well as in-house Youth Theatre performances. Plus, there is also music included for the first time, with Threaded bringing their foot stomping jigs to the venue on 23rd April.

Chris Kirkwood, CEO at Lincoln Drill Hall, said:  “Pay What You Decide is a fantastic opportunity for a variety of audiences to experience a wide range of theatre and art. This season’s Pay What You Decide season packs 14 great shows into four months.

“Often, people are cautious about paying a lot of money for performances that they aren’t familiar with so Pay What You Decide minimises that risk – and people are often blown away by the performances! It helps make theatre much more accessible, and ensures we can continue to bring unique performances to Lincoln and our audiences.

“Lincoln Drill Hall is all about community so we hope that we can continue to bring people together at our Pay What You Decide performances and encourage more interest in the arts.”

Lincoln Drill Hall first introduced Pay What You Decide for its autumn 2018 programme and the growing popularity of the scheme encouraged the charity-owned arts centre to make it a permanent fixture.

All proceeds are split between the venue and performers, who receive a guaranteed fee.

A Pay What You Decide Club has also been introduced for fans of the scheme. People can get a loyalty card from the box office which will be stamped whenever they watch a Pay What You Decide performance. After five stamps, card holders receive a free glass of wine.

As well as the Pay What You Decide festival, there is also an impressive selection of set-price performances at Lincoln Drill over the spring season, including The BBC Big Band: The Music of James Bond… And Beyond!

The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band will be visiting Lincoln Drill Hall on 9th April as part of its UK tour. Celebrating the music of the world’s most iconic movie franchise, this show promises a truly unique evening of world-class musical entertainment, with performances of ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Skyfall’ and much more!

The set-price performance spring schedule also includes Callaghan, Showaddywaddy, Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull and Andrew Maxwell.

To find out more about Pay What You Decide, or to book tickets for a show at Lincoln Drill Hall, please visit or call the box office on 01522 873894.

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