More than 4,000 people visited the Lincoln Luminarium over four days last week — and the popular attraction might return soon.
The inflatable light maze was brought to the city by the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) for their 10th anniversary.
The demand for tickets was so high that every day the line had to be closed early so that everyone in the queue could pass through the space before it got too dark.
Even those who had to stand in line for long periods stated that it was worth the wait. Andrea Bayes-Green said on Facebook: “We queued for two hours, it was amazing, we really enjoyed it.”
After sunset the Luminarium from the Architects of Air continued to wow people with its beautiful internal illumination that could be seen across Brayford Pool.
“When knew it would be popular,” said Craig Morrow, Artistic Director at LPAC, “but we are really pleased with just how much the city embraced this unique event. Over 80% of our visitors had a local postcode but we also had a number of people travelling from further afield to enjoy the Luminarium and spend a whole day in the city.”
Craig added that “we would love to bring the Luminarium back again and plan to do so at some point. And now we know just how much demand there is for this sort of large-scale outdoor event, we’ll make sure we find a way of bringing it for longer next time!”
LPAC’s 10th anniversary programme later this year includes pop-up theatre, outdoor circus, community residencies, engagement projects and a mass-participatory event – One Hundred – to mark one hundred years of women’s suffrage in December.