In 2011 Spilsby Theatre had been closed for more than 2 years.
In 2013 myself and fellow performer Jane Scott were awarded the East Lindsey Culture in the Community Award and The Community Champions Award for reviving the Spilsby Theatre with a programme of music, community events and theatre.
Neither of us had run a venue before, we didn't know the locality at all, and we began with nothing more than a set of keys and some dreams! So we were chuffed with our award!
Behind the scenes the theatre had problems. The building, a grade II listed former courthouse (Spilsby's Sessions House), was in serious need of maintenance. In 2015 the auditorium had to close due to structural issues with the roof.
Spilsby Session House is now working on a major restoration project that will transform the theatre into Community Arts facility.
Spilsby Theatre is on The Theatres Trust -
Theatre Buildings at Risk Register.
Venue Management 2011 -15