Lincoln Performing Arts Centre at Christmas Time – It’s where the Magic Happens!
It truly is a magical time of year! Decorating the Christmas tree, leaving a mince pie out for Santa, going out as a family to see the big show at the theatre; these are the moments that make childhood so special and memorable.
This year’s big Christmas family show at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is Rapunzel, a magical musical play adapted from the original fairy tale. From the creative team behind last year’s enchanting Robin Hood & Maid Marian and performed by University of Lincoln͛s graduating Drama students, this is the ideal festive treat for the whole family.
What really sets this Christmas theatre show apart from anything else on offer in the city is the original music score, which has been composed by the renowned opera tenor Mark Wilde. Under Wilde͛s direction, the cast will deliver an impressive vocal performance. You’ll be able to hear them sing a selection of Christmas Carols in the Waterside Shopping Centre on Friday 23rd November as part of the celebrations for Christmas Lights Switch On. You͛ll also have the chance to meet the characters in full costume the following day on Saturday 24th November, 11am – 4pm when they will be returning to the Waterside Shopping Centre for a ‘Sneak Peek’ Meet & Greet day, along with the Lincoln Drill Hall and New Theatre Royal.
Rapunzel is recommended for ages 6 and up, and there is a Relaxed Performance on the Friday 21st December showing at 2pm. In a Relaxed Performance, audience members can move around freely, leave and enter the auditorium as needed, the lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened.
LPAC puts a lot of thought into the provision for young audiences. You might already be aware of their Lil’Pacs sessions, which take place on Fridays in Zing Café Bar, but did you know that they also produce a Christmas theatre show specifically for children aged 3+? Penguins! Penguins! Penguins! uses traditional story-telling and puppetry to take you on an adventure with Barry, a penguin born into the long nights of the Antarctic Winter who goes out in search of summer sun. Performed in the Studio and at less than an hour long this is a great first theatre experience.
Wednesday 12 – Monday 24 December
Tickets from £10 // Family ticket offers available
Penguins! Penguins! Penguins!
Monday 17 – Monday 31 December
£10 Adult // £8.50 Child // £36 Family (4 people, max 2 adults)
See website for more information. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
To book tickets: www.lpac.co.uk // 01522 837600 or in person at the box office in Zing Café Bar within Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.