The Sessions House Lounge
Producer since 2015
Before taking up residence in a room in Spilsby's Sessions House (Spilsby Theatre), the lounge began as a temporary performance space - a fully dressed and carpeted venue in a tent at Spilsby Show (2015). Spilsby Show is an annual traditional rural country show that attracts over 3,000 visitors each year.
Decorated with pictures, paintings and unusual objects the lounge created a place of intrigue. A comfortable space with a relaxed atmosphere encouraging people to spend time watching, listening and discovering live performance.
When Spilsby Theatre was completely closed in Winter 2017 the community came together to help re-open one room in the building providing the Sessions House Lounge with a new, all year round, indoor home.
After opening in February 2018 one hundred and forty three events took place that first year, establishing a programme of theatre, gigs, concerts, comedy and dance. It has been home to Grubby Knees Kids & Youth Theatre and has been an exhibition space for local visual artists.
The lounge venue has provided a temporary use for the building, a focus for volunteers, brought together different artists and audiences and has helped to raise essential funds for the Spilsby Sessions House Project.
Operated by a very supportive volunteer venue crew
Sound Equipment provided by Julian Cousins - Test Lincs
Supported by Spilsby Show
Tent hire Misfits Circus