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Blackfriars Arts Centre

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Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
01205 363108 http://www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk

Blackfriars plays a very important role as Boston’s centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.

It’s history as a venue for the arts dates to a meeting of the local drama and arts groups which took place in 1959, at which it was resolved to find premises, which could be converted, into a theatre. Led by Alan Champion, warden of Pilgrim College, and local architect Alan Meldrum, the idea of creating a “Little Theatre” from the remains of the thirteenth century Dominican Friary, in Spain Lane, was formed. In September 1961 the Blackfriars Trust was formed to raise money for the conversion, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Works.

The opening of the theatre in 1966 was the first stage in the development of a complete Arts Centre. Over the following years two studios, a kitchen and office were added, and in 1980 the first full-time professional director was appointed. Today Blackfriars has a full-time theatre manager and relies on a dedicated force of volunteers who provide vital support in the box office, administration, as front of house stewards, bar staff and various other duties.

The superbly restored building, originally a Dominican Friary, contains a two hundred and twenty four seat theatre, an eighty seat Cabaret Revue Bar, a Foyer Gallery which houses regular visual arts exhibitions, an art studio and a number of multi-purpose rooms. All the facilities are available to hire for business, charitable, cultural or social purposes. For further information contact Andrea on (01205) 363075 or Abby on (07903) 832970

May 2019

THE WIZ

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£38

Come and join BTA’s talented young performers in their rendition of THE WIZ! It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. Now, here’s the story: Once upon a time, a tornado transported a young girl from Kansas named Dorothy to the land of Oz. While trying to find a way back home, she met a Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, who like her were each in search of something, namely a brain, a heart and courage,…

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THE WIZ

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£38

Come and join BTA’s talented young performers in their rendition of THE WIZ! It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. Now, here’s the story: Once upon a time, a tornado transported a young girl from Kansas named Dorothy to the land of Oz. While trying to find a way back home, she met a Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, who like her were each in search of something, namely a brain, a heart and courage,…

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June 2019

THE WIZ

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£38

Come and join BTA’s talented young performers in their rendition of THE WIZ! It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. Now, here’s the story: Once upon a time, a tornado transported a young girl from Kansas named Dorothy to the land of Oz. While trying to find a way back home, she met a Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, who like her were each in search of something, namely a brain, a heart and courage,…

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THE WIZ

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£38

Come and join BTA’s talented young performers in their rendition of THE WIZ! It’s the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. Now, here’s the story: Once upon a time, a tornado transported a young girl from Kansas named Dorothy to the land of Oz. While trying to find a way back home, she met a Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, who like her were each in search of something, namely a brain, a heart and courage,…

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Death and the Maiden

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£12

The award winning London smash hit play and subsequent feature film DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is revived in this exclusive tour by Baroque Theatre Company. Gripping high drama, with great intensity, this is a unique and first-rate thriller. Set in an unnamed country that is emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls in vivid and compelling style. Paulina Escobar's husband Gerardo is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. Paulina…

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Death and the Maiden

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£12

Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman. Exclusive UK Tour 2019 Directed by Adam Morley, Produced by Claire Bibby Sponsored by Clarian LtdAge Guidance 16+ (contains mature themes, graphic/offensive language) The award winning London smash hit play and subsequent feature film DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is revived in this exclusive tour by Baroque Theatre Company. Gripping high drama, with great intensity, this is a unique and first-rate thriller. Set in an unnamed country that is emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play…

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Tony as Robbie

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£16

For over the past decade Tony has been wowing audiences worldwide with his amazing portrayal of Britain's Greatest Entertainer, Robbie Williams! After making his debut in Trevor Chance's 'Legends,' Tony has gone on to perform all across the globe, leaving audiences constantly gagging for more! He turns heads wherever he goes leaving onlookers asking, '"Is it or isn't it?" In 2005 Tony was lucky enough to meet Robbie in person, chatting about women, music and most importantly football, even gaining…

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HMS Pinafore

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£21.00

The masters of G&S in small space present their fresh take on HMS Pinafore, the earliest enduring success of Gilbert & Sullivan’s famous collaboration, which remains a firm favourite with audiences. It contains some of Sullivan’s sunniest music and tells the story of Josephine, the Captain’s daughter, and her love for a lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised in marriage to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. Gilbert uses the strictly hierarchical society of life on…

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Boston’s Got Talent

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until June 21, 2019

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£7.00

Boston's own talent search returns to find the top hidden talent in the area. Open to all groups, singers, comedians and dancers. For further information contact Barbara Brown on 01205 761144 or email dancekrazy46@gmail.com.

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