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Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1SS
Box Office 01775 764777


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The South Holland Centre is owned and
operated by South Holland District Council.
The professional programme is support
funded by Arts Council England.




Relax and unwind in our first floor café bar
where you can enjoy a range of freshly
prepared hot and cold snacks, daily
specials, fresh Lavazza coffee, teas,
homemade cakes, wines, beers and more.
Regular children’s menu available. Food
served until 7pm. Beat the queues and
pre-order interval drinks on show nights.

Enjoy superb views of the river and historic
Market Place for your special event with
exclusive use of the Centre’s top floor
Function Hall and Bar.

This Autumn we will be changing our
ticketing system to provide a better
service to you. An improved online
booking experience will be one of the
main benefits - you will be able to set up
your own booking account, have improved
seat selection options, and print tickets
at home if preferred.
Please note that to make this happen the
Box Office, including the online sales portal,
will be closed on Monday 24 and
Tuesday 25 September.

Find out all of the latest South Holland
Centre gossip by signing up to
e-newsletters from our website or seeing
what we and our friends are up to on
any of these…


If you would like to enquire about any of our facilities or services,
please visit our website or call 01775 764777





We provide a private screening room,
popcorn, party food and some funky
beanbags to lounge on. You bring the
kids, your DVD and you’re all set….


This flexible space can be used for a wide
variety of events and hires. Just let us
know the layout and equipment you
need and off you go.


Organising an event? Remove some of the
hassle by selling your tickets through our
professional Box Office service. See page 23.




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The village hall, 1919. This is
Margaret’s domain and where
she meets Grace who knew
her brother during the Great
War. Fast forward to 2019, the
village hall has been Mirjana’s
solace since escaping the war
in Sarajevo.

Marking the centenary of the
end of World War I, two actors
dance you through a century
in Deirdre Kinahan’s new play
with live music, waltzing and
unexpected connections.

Dust the cobwebs from your
spooky costume and join all of
your zombie friends for a fun
Halloween Party in the Centre’s
top floor Function Hall. Strut
your scary stuff on the dance
floor with feel-good live music
from Spalding’s very own
Zebra, interspersed with
groovy monster disco sounds.
Party food included in ticket
price. Creepy cocktail themed
night in the bar. Proceeds to
Ella’s Project.

New Perspectives and Pentabus

With Zebra in the Function Hall

Royal Opera House Live

Begins: 7.30pm
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £13.50, £12.50 concs

£7.50 U26s
Age guide: 14+
Genre: Live Theatre

Friday 26 October

Time: 7.30pm
until midnight

Price: £12.50,
£10 groups 8+

Age guide: 18+
Genre: Party Night

Friday 26 October

Begins: 5pm
Duration: 4hrs 50mins

two intervals
Price: £14, £12.50 concs

£10 U26s & schools
Genre: Broadcast Opera

Sunday 28 October

Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle
is one of the greatest works of
all opera. This production sees
Antonio Pappano conducting
an international cast in the
second opera of Wagner’s
epic Der Ring des Nibelungen
featuring several of the
Ring’s musical highlights:
the sparkling Magic Fire Music,
and the electrifying Ride of the
Valkyries. Beamed live from
Covent Garden. Sung in
German with English subtitles.


Wednesday 10 October


Begins: 7.30pm
Duration: 1hr 50mins
Price: £15, £14 concs, £7.50 U26s
Genre: Live Music

Thursday 1 November

Another flagship ensemble from Tomorrow’s Warriors. Led by alto saxophonist
Aleksandra Topczewska, Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline features seven
excellent musicians delivering a set of upbeat jazz standards, funky grooves and
a contemporary take on some well-known classics including Roy Hardgrove’s
Strasbourg St Denis and Kenny Garrett’s Happy People.

Their line-up is: Aleksandra Topczewska on alto saxophone; Lettie Leyland on
trumpet; Loucin Moskofian on vocals; Jelly Cleaver on guitar; Roella Orolo on
keyboard; Issie Burnham on bass and Caroline Scott on drums.


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Pre-Show Supper 6.30pm

Beef hotpot & pud £11.95
Book by Tues 6 Nov

Café Special
Post-screening Tea & Cake £3.50


Bar Specials
Bottled real ales

Pre-Show Sunday Lunch 1pm

Sunday roast, pud & coffee
£11.95/£6.95 U11s
Book by Mon 29 Oct

This autumn sees one of
BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s
favourite professionals,
Robin Windsor, head out on
tour for the very last time with his
team of professional dancers.

Expect lots of amazing dance
routines, fun, cheeky chat
and plenty of sparkle in this
incredible action packed
extravaganza that reflects
Robin’s energetic personality.

Book a limited VIP ticket to
meet Robin before the show at
1.30pm and receive a signed
print. VIP seats are situated on
the first row of the gallery.

Exhibition On Screen journeys
from the streets of Paris to the
heart of a superb exhibition at
the Fitzwilliam Museum in
Cambridge, whose extensive
collection of Degas’ works is
the most representative in
Britain. With exclusive access
to view rare and diverse works,
this film tells a fascinating story
of Degas’ pursuit for


Exhibition On Screen

Folk Club in the Lounge Bar

Begins: 3pm
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £28, £26 concs

£48 VIP
Genre: Live Dance

Sunday 4 November

Begins: 2pm
Duration: 1hr 25mins
Price: £10, £7.50 schools
Genre: Broadcast Exhibition

Wednesday 7 November

Begins: 8pm
Duration: 3hrs

including floor singers
Price: £6, £5 members
Genre: Live Music

Wednesday 7 November

Martyn’s powerful and
sensitive singing has been an
inspiration to many. He has a
huge repertoire of traditional
songs but also champions
contemporary writers, such as
the late Graeme Miles. Much
of his material reflects his early
years in Australia, and his
Songlinks project drew on
the connections between
these songs and their
earlier British versions.


Begins: 7pm
Price: Free-but please

book your seat
Genre: Live Music

Thursday 8 November

Begins: 8pm
Duration: 1hr 50mins
Price: £15.50

£14.50 concs
Genre: Live Music

Friday 9 November

Begins: 7.15pm
Duration: 3hrs 5mins

two intervals
Price: £14, £12.50 concs

£10 U26s & schools
Genre: Broadcast Ballet

Tuesday 13 November

After a rousing success
back in 2017, BBC Radio
Lincolnshire brings its annual
song writing contest to the
South Holland Centre once
more. Broadcast live on BBC
Radio Lincolnshire from
Spalding, this finals night will
feature local musicians and
special guest performers.

Tickets are free of charge
however there will be a
collection on the night
with proceeds donated
to BBC Children in Need.
Tickets go on sale
Wednesday 26 September.

Louisiana-born singer-guitarist
Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges is
keeping the style of traditional
blues alive with his charismatic
action packed shows.

Tonight he plays with his
soul and blues band featuring
Kelpie McKenzie on bass
guitar; Michael Bates on drums
and Gabriel Piers-Mantell
on keys.

‘He sings like Sam Cooke
and plays guitar like BB King’
Blues Blast Magazine



Royal Opera House Ballet Live

Set in mythical India, Petipa’s
lavish melodrama of love,
betrayal and ultimate
redemption tells the tale of
the temple dancer Nikiya’s
doomed love for the warrior
Solor. Scenes of exotic
spectacle culminate in the
choreographic glory of the
‘Kingdom of the Shades’,
one of the greatest treasures
in the company’s repertory.


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Call Connect
CallConnect is a unique bus
service that you can book in
advance and travel to and from
local pick-up points. It also
dovetails with the InterConnect
fixed-route bus service.

Call Connect operates Monday to Saturday
providing journeys from 7am to 7pm. To find out
more about this service that operates in and
around the Spalding area call 0845 234 3344
Monday to Saturday from 8.30am or check out
the website

Alternatively text the word ‘CallConnect’ to
82727 followed by a space and your
request information.

Opening hours
Market Place,
Spalding PE11 1SS

Monday to Saturday:
9.30am to 8.30pm
1 hour before publicised event
until curtain up / interval.

Contact: 01775 764777



Payment for tickets can be made by cash or most
credit and debit cards, in person or on the phone,
during our box office opening hours. Or you can
book and pay for tickets online 24 hours a day
Until 23 September 2018 the online booking fee
remains at £1.50 for buying up to 9 tickets. No
online booking fees will apply from 26 September
when our new ticketing system is launched.

Reservations will be held for 3 days or half an hour
before the start of a performance or screening,
whichever is earlier. In some cases, eg when an
event is almost sold out, reservations may not
be available and full payment will be requested
to secure the booking.

Tickets can either be held at the box office or sent
to you by post. If you require the latter, a small
charge of £1 will be made for this service and
should be included with your payment. Alternatively,
you can enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Where offered, unless specified concessions are
generally available for the following people: over
60s, children 16 years and under, full time students
and those in receipt of unemployment and long-
term sickness benefits (and if incapacity benefit,
their carers when accompanying). Concessions
also apply to young people under 26 and groups
where shown. Please ask for eligibility details at
the box office. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Children are very welcome at the South Holland
Centre. Films, shows and workshops for children
are a regular part of our programme. The Café Bar
offers high chairs and a special children’s menu.
Baby changing facilities are also available. Please
note that children aged 10 years and under must
be accompanied by a person aged 16 or above
in the auditorium. Under 2s free of charge when
sharing an adult seat.

A full refund will be given on tickets returned at least
28 days before the event. If you return your tickets
within 28 days of the event, refunds will only be
possible when the tickets can be resold.

There is ramped access to the entrance doors and
passenger lift access to all floors. Wheelchair spaces
are available on both auditorium floors. Please inform
the Box Office at the time of booking. Please note
that wheelchair seats are not bookable online. Please
select the ‘Accessible Seating Request’ link from the
online booking page or call the Box Office to discuss
your requirements. For Induction Loop, please switch
hearing aids to the ‘T’ position (Please note: this
facility is not available for live music events, including
Musical Theatre events with a live band). A number
of booster seats are available. There are two
disabled toilets at the South Holland Centre: one is
on the first floor Café Bar level; the second is on the
basement level, and is a larger facility with a rise
and fall bed with shower, and a ceiling hoist suitable
for personal hoist attachments. Both disabled toilets
are accessed from the Centre's passenger lift in the
entrance foyer.

Parking during the daytime and evening - easy
access from Broad Street Car Park (Herring Lane),
pay and display. In the evening - free parking from
6pm in the Market Place and Vine Street Car Park.
Additional parking is available as indicated on the
map (P) just a short walk from the Centre. Nearest
disabled parking is on Broad Street.

Gift Vouchers
The Centre sells gift vouchers which can be used
at the majority of live events and at any cinema
showing. They are valid for one year from the date of
purchase and can be used as part or full payment
for an event. Please contact the box office for details.

Family Tickets
Where offered, a family ticket rate can be applied
‘per person’ to a group booking of four or more
people. The group must contain at least one adult
(maximum two adults), with
the remaining parties being
under 16 years of age.

Running Times
Where the performance
duration is stated, please
note that this is only an

Monday to Saturday:
Full menu and specials served
9.30am to 7pm
Light snacks & homemade cakes during
Sunday Box Office opening times.

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The information contained in this brochure is published in good faith and is correct at the time of going to press. South Holland District Council
reserves the right to vary the advertised programme without notice. South Holland Centre is in LOV! LOV is a network of ten visual and performing
arts venues across Lincolnshire who work together to bring you the very best in arts and culture

Month Day & Date Time Event Genre
September Wed 5 8pm Folk Club: Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching live music

Thu 6 7pm National Theatre Live: Julie broadcast theatre
Fri 21 7.30pm An Evening With Aggers talk
Wed 26 to Sat 29 various Act II Theatre Company: Hairspray live theatre youth
Fri 28 8.30pm Funhouse Comedy Club live comedy

October Wed 3 8pm Folk Club: Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby live music
Thu 4 7.30pm WE3 live music
Sat 6 8pm Andy Fairweather Low Big Band live music
Tue 9 7.15pm Oscar Wilde Season Live: Importance of Being Earnest broadcast theatre
Wed 10 8pm 2Magpies Theatre: Ventoux live theatre
Thu 11 7pm National Theatre Live: King Lear broadcast theatre
Sat 13 7.30pm Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding: Happy Memories live music
Wed 17 to Sat 20 7.30pm St Nicolas Players: Brassed Off live theatre amateur
Sun 21 3pm South Holland Concerts: Cristian Sandrin - Piano live music
Wed 24 2pm Tangled Feet: Butterflies live children’s theatre
Fri 26 7.30pm New Perspectives & Pentabus: Crossings live theatre
Fri 26 7.30pm Halloween Party with Zebra party night
Sun 28 5pm Royal Opera House Live: Die Walküre broadcast opera

November Thu 1 7.30pm Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline live music
Sun 4 3pm Robin Windsor - The Farewell Tour live dance
Wed 7 2pm Exhibition On Screen: Degas - Passion for Perfection broadcast exhibition
Wed 7 8pm Folk Club: Martyn Wyndham-Read live music
Thu 8 7pm BBC Children In Need: Song For Lincolnshire live music
Fri 9 8pm Eugene Hideaway Bridges live music
Tue 13 7.15pm Royal Opera House Live: La Bayadère broadcast ballet
Wed 14 2pm Sinfonia Viva: Creative Journeys live music
Fri 16 7.30pm Stagecoach Performing Arts Spalding: Cinderella live theatre youth
Fri 16 8.30pm Funhouse Comedy Club live comedy
Sat 17 3pm Act II Theatre Company: The Suitcase Kid live theatre youth
Wed 21 to Sat 24 7.30pm SADOS: The Ladykillers live theatre amateur
Fri 30 8pm The Demon Barbers: The Lock In Christmas Carol live music & dance

December Wed 5 8pm Folk Club: John Kirkpatrick live music
Sun 9 to Mon 31 various Polka Dot Pantomimes & SHC: Jack & The Beanstalk live pantomime
Fri 14, Sat 15, Fri 21 7.30pm Christmas Parties party
Wed 19 1pm Under 5s Christmas Disco family disco
Thu 20 1pm Christmas Lunchtime Party lunch party
Mon 31 7.30pm Family New Year’s Eve Party party

2019 events on sale now
Sat 5 Jan 6pm Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker broadcast ballet
Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm Post-Christmas Party party
Sat 2 Feb 7.30pm Jason Donovan & his Amazing Midlife Crisis live show
Fri 15 Feb 7.30pm The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier live theatre
Thu 14 Mar 8pm Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings live music

Take Part Diary - Health & Wellbeing sessions and start dates
Start Dates Time Event Age Group
Tue 4 Sept 7pm Meditation Course: Happiness is a Way of Life 16+
Mon 10 Sept 5pm Aerial Dance 8 to 16s
Tue 11 Sept 6.45pm Aerial Dance 16+
Thu 13 Sept 2pm iPads for Beginners 19+
Thu 13 Sept 5.30pm Vibe Youth Choir 8 to 18s
Sat 29 Sept 10.30am Meditation Workshop 16+
Thu 4 Oct 10am Get Crafty: Map Art 19+
Thu 11 Oct 2pm More iPads 19+
Thu 18 Oct 10am Get Crafty: Button Art 19+
Tue 23 Oct 7pm Meditation Course: Beginning & Improving 19+
Thu 8 Nov 10am Get Crafty: Christmas Paper Crafts 19+
Thu 22 Nov 10am Get Crafty: Christmas Five Stitch Crafts 19+

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