The Lincoln Company 2021/22 – Applications OPEN!

Apply now to join The Lincoln Company,  Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts’ company of emerging theatre, dance, and performance makers!

We are the University of Lincoln’s Company-in-Residence at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and each year we work to produce and tour high-quality, original performance to venues and festivals around the UK. The company is managed by the members who take on a variety of roles within the company including performing, writing, directing, producing, marketing and providing technical support for our performance work. You can find out more about us here.

Membership is through application, and company members include a mixture of current students, graduates, professional theatre makers, and practising staff from Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts, based at the University of Lincoln.

Membership is open to ALL current students from ALL programmes across the school, and there are a number of ways you can get involved…

Company Member – APPLICATIONS OPEN: As an active member of the company, you’ll get involved in performing, making decisions about the projects we undertake, and the work we create and tour, all while building your experience. You’ll also be expected to attend regular meetings and to support and value your fellow company members. We welcome the enthusiastic, the proactive, and those who enjoy working as a team to achieve something bigger than the sum of its parts!



Company Roles – Applications Reopen 2022: There is a lot of work, both on and off-stage, that goes into making our work successful and we recruit regularly for the following roles:

  • Co-Producer
  • General Manager
  • Marketing Officer
  • Stage/Technical Manager(s)
  • Lincoln Young Company Assistant Director


Each role is mentored and supported, so you don’t need to have a lot of experience, but we will encourage you to step up, take the lead, and be proactive and professional. Taking on a role does not stop you from performing should you wish, and we are happy to discuss role sharing.

If there is role you’d like to offer that is not listed please get in contact via:

DEADLINE: Posts will reopen 2022

APPLY HERE: Posts will reopen 2022

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 – Call for Proposals – Applications Reopen 2022: 

Want to take your show to the world’s largest performing arts festival?

Of course you do!

But you’ll have to hang on – we’ll be thinking about our 2022 portfolio of shows (digital and live) in the new year…

…watch this space!

Please note: those attending the festival with the company will be expected to pay a levy towards accommodation and registration costs.

Project Development Strand – APPLICATIONS OPEN:  Got an idea? Want to scratch that itch, get support from our members, and see it develop?

Why yes – of course you do!

We love a good idea, and if you’d like to propose something we’re happy to have a listen and discuss ways we could get involved

DEADLINE: There is currently no deadline – we are accepting proposals on a rolling basis and we’ll endeavour to discuss them at our next meeting. While we can’t work on everything, we promise to consider every proposal. Please complete the form below and send to Company Manager Gemma Fleming via

PLEASE NOTE: This is for ideas at a very early stage of development, and you’ll need to consider ways you can work with the company membership.



We also want to hear from anyone interested in working with the company in the following areas – we’d love to hear your thoughts on how we might work together:

  • Choreography
  • Composition and sound design
  • Set design
  • Costume
  • Prop making
  • Film-making
  • Graphic Design

Please get in touch via if you have an idea you’d like to discuss.


We are welcoming, considerate and respectful of each other, generous with our support and feedback, and interested in making the very best possible performance work that is accessible to all.