The Blue Room Lincoln

Events, performance, live music

The Blue Room events can be found below.

Recurring events include:

Yoga with May - every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm until 7:00pm.

Yoga with Sian - every Thursday 7:30pm until 8:30pm.

Choir with Alex Wacaba Wood - every Thursday 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

The Blue Room is a beautiful multi-purpose venue in uphill Lincoln

Artistic Performance Space: The Blue Room provides a mid-range (100-130 seated) capacity, flexible artistic space for amateur and professional groups and individuals. Through what we hope is an affordable hiring policy we aim to offer local performers and performing companies a new opportunity to present their work and build their audience numbers in a beautiful and unusual space.

Rehearsal Space: The Blue Room is available to hire as an affordable rehearsal space for artistic groups.

Function Space: The Blue Room has been designed to have multiple uses, from a small theatre to a dinner dance venue, from a recital hall to a cinema, from an unusual conference setting to a stunning wedding venue, with catering & refreshments all provided in house by Stokes.

Management: The Blue Room is owned and run by Stokes as part of the Lawn complex with support from Stephen Gillard (Venue Producer).

What The Blue Room offers

Flexibility: If you have an idea, come and talk to us. Using an adaptable lighting and staging system, The Blue Room will let you field productions and events the way you want. An in-room bar and an on-site cafe/restaurant allow for an even greater variety of events to be booked and staged.

Technical: A bank of local freelance technicians, trained on the venue’s system, are available to hire for your event. This allows flexibility and security for hirers. We also offer training days on the venue's systems for interested freelancers.

Capacity: Seated: 130. Seated with Banquet Tables: 80. Standing: 150

Marketing: The Blue Room has a dedicated but simple website with up-to-date venue information, as well as rolling calendar of events. Regularly updated social media for the venue supplements hirers’ own marketing activity for which they will be responsible.

Hire rates: Please contact us for current hire rates.

March Events

The Andy Cleyndert Quartet

Saturday 14th March at 20:00

A very classy UK quartet led by leading double bass player Andy Cleyndert, who has been nominated for the British Jazz Awards every year since they started. He is joined, on saxophone, by the brilliant Nadim Teimoori who has emerged as a exceptional player performing with top names on the jazz scene and can regularly be found in and around London venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the 606 and Vortex clubs.

Tickets: Standard - £14   Jazzpac Members - £12    Students & Under 16s - £7. Find out more & Book online now here.


An Evening with Dan Hadfield as Gary Barlow

Saturday 21st March at 19:30

Dan Hadfield will be holding as evening as Gary Barlow singing all the greatest hits from Take That and Gary himself. The evening will be held in The Blue Room at the Lawn, Lincoln. The Lawn is Lincoln's previous mental Asylum closing down in 1985. The original ballroom for the hospital has now been converted into a performance area where Dan will be performing. This event is being held by our agency Relight Talent, our first event to be hosted by ourselves.

Tickets: Sold Out


Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday 26th March - 19:30, Friday 27th March - 19:30, Saturday 28th March - 19:30 

“For Which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”
The Asylum Players present: Much Ado About Nothing.
Benedick loves Beatrice. Beatrice loves Benedick. The only problem is that neither of them know it yet. Join Shakespeare’s rich cast of heroes, villains, inept police officers and a wandering Babershop Choir (possibly not in the first Folio) to witness the ‘Merry War,’ that is Much Ado About Nothing.
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Tickets: £15Find out more & Book online now here.


May Events

Lunchtime Concert with Harry Rylance

Thursday 7th May at 13:30

Join us at The Blue Room, for a lunch-time concert with Royal Academy of Music, award winning pianist, Harry Rylance. An afternoon of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ligeti with Wagner arrangements by Liszt and Zoltán Kocsis. This will be a chance to witness one of music’s amazing, up-and-coming artists and even put your questions to the man himself after the concert.

Tickets: £7.50 (includes free cup of tea or coffee)Find out more & Book online now here.


Cakes & Ale present: Two Acts Two Courses - Allo Allo

Thursday 14th May - 19:00, Friday 15th May - 19:00, Saturday 16th May - 19:00 

How hard can it be to run a café?…In Nazi occupied France…During the second world war…while hiding a priceless portrait in a sausage in your cellar…where you’re also hiding two British airmen…while the French resistance threaten your life…and the Gestapo threaten your life…and your wife threatens your life, not to mention your hearing. Good luck Rene.

Tickets: £35 (includes 2 courses)Find out more & Book online now here.


It Takes Two - Shona and Glyn

Friday 22nd May - 18:45, Saturday 23rd May - 18:45

Enjoy a delicious, three-course dinner and prepare to be entertained by two of London’s most celebrated and vivacious West End stars. Shona and Glynn have amazed audiences in smash-hit shows all over the world and will wow you with their production, showcasing some of the very best and most loved cabaret classics.

Tickets: £35 (includes 2 courses)Find out more & Book online now here.


June Events

Pay What You Feel - Tales From The Asylum

Thursday 18th June - 19:30, Friday 19th June - 19:30, Saturday 20th June - 19:30

The Blue Room’s first Pay What You Feel event. Two new plays, written by Lincoln based playwrights, drawing inspiration from The Lawn Asylum itself. Come and support new writing & new endeavours and only pay what you feel on the night.

Tickets: FREEFind out more here.



Wednesday 24th June at 19:30

We are the people with whom we eat with bread is a performance where the History of bread meets personal histories of migration. Over the course of the performance, audience members take part in making flatbreads which are served, along with a seasonal stew, at the end of the show.

Tickets: £10. Find out more & Book online now here.


July Events


Private Lives by Noel Coward

Thursday 23rd July - 19:30, Friday 24th July - 19:30, Saturday 25th July - 19:30

The Asylum Players present: Private Lives by Noel Coward.
“Sollocks darling! … Sollocks!” Some couples may bicker. Some couples might argue. Some couples even fight. Elyot and Amanda can show them all how it’s done. Private Lives, Noel Coward’s famous comedy of manners, set in the 1930s, follows two couples on, what can only be described as, the honeymoon from hell. Ex-husbands, ex-wives and assault with a vinyl record, turn what should be the happiest night of both couples lives, into a night of absolute…well…Sollocks.

Save with a Season Ticket.

Tickets: £15Find out more & Book online now here.


September Events


Pay What You Feel - Constellations

Thursday 17th September - 19:30, Friday 18th September - 19:30, Saturday 19th September - 19:30

Constellations by Nick Payne. A play about metaphysics and bee keeping. The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist through their romantic relationship. Marianne often waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the belief that there are multiple universes that pull people’s lives in various directions. This is reflected in the play’s structure as brief scenes are repeated, often with different outcomes.

Tickets: FREEFind out more here.


October Events


Thursday 22nd October - 19:30, Friday 23rd October - 19:30, Saturday 24th October - 19:30

The Asylum Players present: Othello by William Shakespeare.
“Men should be what they seem.” Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, betrayal and tragedy comes to The Blue Room. Given a contemporary setting but using Shakespeare’s original text, this production is the story of a great man deceived and betrayed by the people closest to him. Othello has fought for his country, for his friends and the woman he loves. He has bested impossible odds and risen in a society that deems him less that those around him by dint of the colour of his skin. Iago, seemingly his closest friend, will bring his accomplishments crashing down for jealousy’s sake.
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16+ Contains violence and adult themes.

Tickets: £15. Find out more & Book online now here.


December Events

Cakes & Ale present: Two Acts Two Courses - The Vicar of Dibley

Thursday 17th December - 19:00, Friday 18th December - 19:00, Saturday 19th December - 19:00

It’s Christmas in Dibley and it’s time for the greatest story ever told…no…not Die Hard. First however, there’s the small matter of Christmas dinner to get through…all four of them.

Tickets: £40 (includes 2 Courses). Find out more & Book online now here.