Arts and culture

Great art for everyone

The Council has a long-standing commitment to arts and culture and has operated exemplary creative and cultural services for over 25 years.

We want North Kesteven to be a district where residents of all ages enjoy arts activities and events, as well as an area where arts, enterprise and opportunity thrives.

Participating in enjoyable and socially creative activities can improve a person's health and wellbeing. It can develop strong and cohesive communities, and creates a great place to live and visit. 

The Council's Arts Strategy is founded on the Council's vision, "Great art for everyone".

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The Terry O'Toole Theatre

The Terry O’Toole Theatre is an intimate, 200 seat arts theatre which presents a vibrant, high quality programme of professional drama, music, dance and children’s theatre, complemented by a wide range of community performances. As well as performances, they boast a lively Take Part programme, including artsNK Youth Dance, Djembe drum workshops and ACTion Community Theatre.

For more information visit the Terry O’ Toole Theatre website.

The Hub and the National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft and Design sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf. It is a world class venue, the largest in England, entirely dedicated to the exhibition, celebration and promotion of international and national craft and design.

The Centre boasts five exciting gallery spaces producing a highly respected seasonal exhibitions programme of the most innovative, challenging and accomplished artists practising within the craft and design arena today.

For more information visit the National Craft and Design website.

Sleaford Playhouse

The Playhouse was restored to a working theatre in 2000 and has had a varied history. Originally built as a theatre, it was subsequently adapted for a variety of other uses to meet the demands of the time, and is now once more a working Georgian theatre, one of only two remaining in the country. Sleaford Little Theatre now has the ‘home’ they have dreamed of and the town has an invaluable venue for all sorts of events.

For more information visit the Sleaford Playhouse website.