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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

March 2020

Tony Stockwell An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£19.50

Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell has a long established credibility as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all round the world with international mediums such as Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations…

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Bleak House

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HP United Kingdom
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£15

Join The Pantaloons for a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London. When a dead body is discovered in Mr Krook's Rag-and-Bone shop, a web of mysteries starts to untangle, with far-reaching consequences. Hilarious, tragic and romantic by turns, Dickens' darkly comic masterpiece is retold by The Pantaloons in their own inimitable style. A company of five actor-musicians bring the novel's cast of over 50 characters to life in a thrilling tale of love, skulduggery and spontaneous combustion... "Enjoyable, exciting and incredibly…

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