Police Museum - Winter Opening Times

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 3pm with last entries at 2.30pm.

These new times will begin operating from 17th October

Autumn Events

Story Telling with Kirsty

Sunday 29th October 11.30am & 2.00pm




Room on the Broom - Interactive Storytelling with Kirsty

It's a windy day for a ride on a witches broom, so hold onto your hat and don't drop your cat, and let's hope you have enough room.

Kirsty Mead from Rhubarb Theatre returns with another fabulous interactive story session based around this spooktacular family favourite!


Monkey Puzzle - The kids act the story with Kirsty


"I've lost my mum", said poor monkey. But when you're deep in the jungle, with only a bumbling butterfly as a friend, who knows what you'll find…

Kirsty Mead from Rhubarb Theatre will return to bring another one of Julia Donaldson's classics to life!


Wednesday 8th November

Just like that! - The Tommy Cooper show

Tickets selling fast - Get yours from our tickets page!



Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star.


This ALL-ENCAPSULATING SHOW features John Hewer giving "a remarkably faithful performance" (Time Out) as he "captures the Cooper style, from mumbled speech and loud laughter to the awkward giant body language" (The Stage) and delivering "nuances both obvious and subtle" (Everything Theatre) as the man in the fez.


Complete with live musical accompaniment, this CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRIBUTE is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain's favourite comedian.

Hambledon Productions (who came to the Old Nick in June with their superb interpretation of Steptoe & Son) return with another laugh a minute show. Tickets will go FAST, so book NOW, see our tickets page!

"It delivers on every one of it's promises" - Broadway Baby 

Supported by The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.

Why not read the reviews... Just like that! Show reviews 

Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November 2017 7.30pm

We are pleased to announce that the Gainsborough Theatre Company's next play will be 'Haunting Julia'.

Andy, a young man whose former girlfriend committed suicide twelve years ago has been invited one evening by the dead girl's father, Joe, to a 'Living History Museum' that has been set up by him as she was a musical prodigy.

Joe claims that the tapes used in the museum have his late daughter's voice on them Eventually Ken, who has been in touch with Joe and also invited arrives. Ken claims to be a psychic and intends to put Julia to rest. Lights flicker and ghostly music can be heard. But Ken has a secret and Andy knows more about Julia's death than he let on… "

Tickets £8 Full £6 Concessions


Coming in 2018

 Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th March

Tickets available NOW 


Do you have some spare time, like meeting new people and want to gain new skills?

 We are currently looking for people of all ages to join our friendly team.

Come in and have a chat - Phone 01427 239387

West Lindsey Council has awarded us £8,000 for the installation of a disabled persons accessible toilet and a disabled accessible entrance for the Crime and Punishment Museum from their Large Community Grant. The museum is now open on Tuesday, Friday & Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

And a big thank you to Cllr Trevor Young and Cllr Judy Rainsforth for their contributions from their Councillor Initiative Funds, both going towards glazing windows and taking down shutters.



 Membership of The friends of the Old Nick is only £10 per year
and you get a number of benefits including reduced price theatre tickets for GTC productions.

>>> Download the application form <<<


Mission Statement

We are a registered charity (No.1137513). The organisations objectives are to advance the education of the public in all aspects of dramatic art and the development of public  appreciation of such by the provision of a theatre and facilities for the presentation of public performances.

To this aim we present a minimum of three full productions of our own each year, two youth theatre productions and productions from visiting theatre companies. We train young people between the ages of seven and sixteen in all aspects of stagecraft, lighting,  costume and scenery.

We are a non-profit making organisation. The theatre is a former Police station and Magistrates Court, it is a listed building (Grade 2) and the main structure is over 160 years old. The income we receive from grants, donations, hires and ticket sales is all utilised in maintaining the theatre structure and improving the facilities. If you would like to make a donation to assist our work please click the button below.


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