Spilsby Theatre

Spilsby Theatre named as ‘at risk’

January 28, 2020 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Theatre has been highlighted by the Theatres Trust as one of those under threat of closure, redevelopment or demolition. The theatre was formed in 1984 from a former sessions house and gaol built in 1827. According to the Theatres Trust despite the efforts of the owner, the Dandelion Trust, by 2015 the auditorium roof had become unsafe and the ceiling in danger of collapse. However, in May 2019 a group of volunteers, known as The […]

£15,000 Funding for Spilsby’s Sessions House

October 16, 2019 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby’s Sessions House CIC has been granted just over £15,000 from the National Lottery. The Sessions House CIC has been granted a total of £15,400 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Theatres Trust to progress the restoration of Spilsby’s Grade 2 listed Sessions House (Spilsby Theatre). The funding will enable the organization to continue working with architects and consultants. Work on ‘Phasing and Preparatory Development’ has now begun. “With this funding we will […]

Spilsby Theatre step closer to returning to former glory

February 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Theatre is a step closer to returning to its former glory after launching itself into the spotlight with a sell-out Christmas show. A meeting of The Sessions House Trustees has voted unanimously to accept the theatre building as a gift from the Dandelion Trust – once a number of conditions have been met. This decision follows the Lincolnshire Community Foundation (LCF) announcement not to accept the gift of the building. However, LCF is providing […]

Crucial meeting on the future of Spilsby Theatre

August 8, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A crucial meeting is scheduled this month to move forward plans to save Spilsby Theatre.   The Sessions House Project was set up in March to take over the running of the theatre from The Dandelion Trust. It followed the announcement that the charity, which has owned the theatre since 1989, is to disband. Now a new vision for the theatre is taking shape with the meeting set to consider the way ahead. The hope […]

Spilsby Theatre Auditorium Closed After Safety Concerns

May 5, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The auditorium of Spilsby Theatre has been closed down on safety grounds following a building survey. Trustees of the Dandelion Trust (the organisation running the theatre) have had to take this decision in the interest of public safety following the results of a building survey. At this stage it is not known how long the auditorium will be closed but those involved with the theatre are doing everything to reopen as soon as possible. The […]

New Project Launched To Save Spilsby Theatre

March 27, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

‘Friends of The Sessions House’ a group of more than 20 people from across the region has been formed by audience members, local artists and volunteers involved with Spilsby Theatre to help support a bid to save one of Lincolnshire’s most unique venues. Spilsby Theatre’s owners, The Dandelion Trust, wrote in their last annual statement “Sadly since the death of Gillian Kean in August 2013, and the subsequent ill health of another Trustee, the board […]