West Lindsey Cultural Strategy

The West Lindsey Cultural Strategy [pdf / 17 MB] positions culture as a foundation for a thriving, healthy, dynamic and sustainable district. This is where people of all backgrounds have access to culture – whether this be amateur activities at home, in village halls, schools and care settings; or access to professional cultural programming as part of an increasingly vibrant festival and events offer.

This is to ensure culture can enhance the quality of life for residents, contribute to economic vitality, and support community wellbeing. The strategy is informed by consultation with the district’s cultural and community sector, Councillors and Council staff and strategic funders for culture. It is inspired by innovation and good practice across the UK and internationally. 

Trinity Arts Centre

The Trinity Arts Centre shows a variety of performances, films and has a number of children’s and young people’s activities.

Theatres, museums and galleries

Old Nick Theatre

The Old Nick Theatre is a local amateur and youth theatre in Gainsborough.

Broadbent Theatre

The Broadbent Theatre is owned and run by amateur theatre company, The Lindsey Rural Players. It also plays host to several visiting companies both amateur and professional. 

Lincolnshire Rural Touring Scheme

The Rural Touring Scheme aims to bring high quality live performances to small rural venues. West Lindsey District Council is one of seven districts who help support the scheme in Lincolnshire along with Arts Council England. It is run by volunteer promoters who are usually based within their local village, they promote the performances and sell tickets locally.

Local Agencies and Community Groups

Lincolnshire One

LOV is a network of 10 arts venues across Lincolnshire who work together in lots of different ways to let people know just how much is going on in this vibrant county. LOV jointly commission new work and want to create a more exciting and unique arts offer across the county that is accessible to everyone. In April 2012, with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, LOV embarked on a collaborative, groundbreaking 3 year project that means our main focus is currently all about engaging young people aged 12 to 25 within the 10 venues as audiences, participants and decision makers. LOV have recently been successful in securing additional funding that will see this project continue into 2018. If you are aged 12 - 25 and want to have your say, or just want to take part in this groundbreaking project, look out for things happening at a venue near you!

X Church

X Church is a privately run arts space, “Where visual arts and other stuff happens”.