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The Engine Shed

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Turin Brakes

The venue is spacious, but still intimate, with great acoustics, a good bar, plenty of toilets and... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Vicki L
via mobile
Comedy show

Cracking venue. Nice big open space. Acoustics weren't bad as comedian sang too. Slightly... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Adey M
mansfield,notts england
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Sited on the University of Lincoln campus the venue is run by the Students' Union trading company Lincoln Students' Union Trading Ltd. Built inside Lincoln's previously derelict railway engine shed the venue is one of the most versatile in the...more
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Brayford Pool | University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, England
+44 1522 837400
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The venue is situated on Lincoln Uni campus and is a decent size. Very modern interior and large standing area. There are 2 bars,one upstairs and one down that could've done with more staff as this was a sold out event. There were plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The venue is spacious, but still intimate, with great acoustics, a good bar, plenty of toilets and the obligatory sticky floors. What more could you want from a gig?!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vicki L
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Cracking venue. Nice big open space. Acoustics weren't bad as comedian sang too. Slightly overpriced at the bar though ๐Ÿ˜•

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adey M
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at the rum & reggae festival held at the engine shed recently, very well organised event & a fabulous atmosphere

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emmsybo
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

6th July. Great tribute band, as always. Venue was alright, just a couple of things let it down. Firstly, the venue was sold out, however, difficult to get served at the bar, lack of staff, secondly, no fans/air conditioning. Sweat was just pouring off people....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Excellent all round evening, nothing but praise. Liked the fact you could take a drink back to the seating area and enjoy a drink watchig the funniest female in the UK. Will definitely return when something else is on that we fancy.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Attended King King and Steve Nimmo Trio gig and have to say this is one of the best music venues we have been to for a long time. Great sound, good views, reasonable bar prices and nicely warm for a freezing cold December night. Toilets...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SisterBluebird
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Great gig on 27/11/17 with Cast n Shed 7. First big one attended but a great venue so looking ahead now for more. Thanks guys

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Almanacs
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I came here for a club night and while I understand that Lincoln is a student town and the club nights will be backed, I expect a bit more organisation from venue staff and security. We were lining up outside for over an hour despite...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Madison C
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited as two couples to see The Beat and Selecta in concert and had a great night. Sound quality was good, bar service and prices were good as was facilities. We would definitely go again.

Date of experience: October 2017
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February 18, 2018|
Response from bwss42 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty reasonable, about the same as the pubs in the area and cheaper than some
May 3, 2016|
Response from James B | Property representative |
The Blues Festival has run at the venue annually for the past three years, and always proves to be a great event โ€“ well worth surprising your hubby! The venue can be loud for shows, but with ear defenders, your baby should... More