September 4, 2019 9.04 am This story is over 27 months old

Brick or Treat: Drill Hall fundraising continues with action-packed autumn

Comedy, music, theatre and more

Up and coming talent, as well as household names in comedy, music and theatre, will take centre stage at Lincoln Drill Hall as the charity-run arts centre aims to raise £130,000.

The venue said it needs to raise more money after a series of reductions in public funding. As previously reported, Lincoln Drill Hall reached the £20,000 milestone in its fundraising campaign this summer to save the venue from closure.

A Pay What You Decide scheme will once again be in place for a number of shows within the centre’s packed autumn programme, which begins in early September.

Tickets are now available for a variety of performances including comedians Mark Watson and Jason Byrne, as well as Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Visitors and supporters can ‘Be a Brick’ and ‘buy a brick’ on a colourful virtual wall to show their support for £10 or £50 per year. Over 1,200 bricks have been purchased so far and, along with some crucial grants, the total raised currently stands at over £82,000.

Chris Kirkwood, CEO at Lincoln Drill Hall, said: “Autumn is the perfect time to re-energise after a busy summer, but as we get closer to Halloween, it’s important to remind people that we still need their support by saying ‘Brick or Treat’!

“There are no tricks keeping Lincoln Drill Hall going; just a lot of ‘bricks’, that is to say; people who are pledging their support to keep a wide range of fantastic shows, arts and community events in the heart of Lincoln.”

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