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Lincoln Drill Hall

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Amazing team of people!

What can I say! The Drill Hall is full of staff who really and truly can’t do enough for you, they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dinkypink123
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Fantastic venue

Fantastic venue - I’ve been here as a performer, member of the audience and even a wedding guest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarai M
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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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...more
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Free School Lane, Lincoln LN2 1EY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say! The Drill Hall is full of staff who really and truly can’t do enough for you, they will bend over backwards to welcome you and take to time to chat. They hold some amazing events from toddler groups to 80’s nights,...More

Thank Dinkypink123
LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dinkpink123, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We always appreciate hearing such lovely things around our staff- we are proud to say they always try to go the extra mile. We always attempt to put on a really wide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic venue - I’ve been here as a performer, member of the audience and even a wedding guest! Great shows, fantastic prices and outstanding customer service. I’ve taken my partner, friends, family, children and teenagers and everyone has loved it.More

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

Dear Sarai M, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We put on such a mix of shows and events at the Drill Hall- and it is great to hear that you have been to so many. We want the...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Got a request to review the Drill Hall and here goes. This is a lovely relatively small venue but that has real advantages compared to other venues where you’re herded like sheep and are 100s of metres from the act! We saw Benjamin Zephaniah there...More

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LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear McCana, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate all the kind feedback, and that you enjoyed Benjamin Zephaniah's performance. We try to make the Drill Hall as welcoming a venue as possible, and are pleased you found it so....More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 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

1  Thank Sarah L
LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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

Reviewed 4 July 2018 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

1  Thank Donna S
LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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

Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

1  Thank Madelaine M
LincolnDrillHall, Marketing at Lincoln Drill Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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

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

Thank sarahlking100
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

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
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

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
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

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
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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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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