Arts in North Lincolnshire

An introduction to arts, culture and entertainment in North Lincolnshire.

The arts scene in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire has an exciting and diverse arts scene.

Whether you are interested in dance, music, drama, visual art, film or literature, there is something for you.

We work with a number of partners to develop art projects across the region, and together we aim to provide enjoyment, learning and inspiration for everyone.

We can offer advice and guidance to artists and organisations wanting to set up art projects in the region. Or if you want to know what’s going on in your local area, please contact us.

Local events and activities are shared on the Arts Development social media pages including Facebook and Twitter.

You can also sign up to our monthly newsletter to find out about local events and activities.

The South Bank Dance Hub

The South Bank Dance Hub provides opportunities for dance development in the region and supports several dance companies and classes:

Elements Contemporary Youth Dance Company

Elements Contemporary Youth Dance Company is for young people aged 11 to 21 years old, with some experience in creative dance. Elements have many performance and development opportunities each year. For more information, contact Ayisha Simpson on ayisha@streetbeatdance.com or call 01302 515409. Auditions are held annually.

Boys Dance

Dance is a physical and mental workout for team workers and risk takers. Dance needs focus and guts and is definitely not just for girls! Learn Street Dance, Breaking and Hip Hop with our Boys Dance Company for boys and young men aged seven to 18 years old.

Contact our Arts Development Manager amy.grundy@northlincs.gov.uk for more information.

On Target

On Target run a number of Street Dance sessions across North Lincolnshire for young people aged eight to 19 years old. All sessions are free, but a parental consent form must be completed. For more information please contact community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000


We regularly host showcasing opportunities for young dancers in the area. Alongside the annual sub-regional showcase at either The Baths Hall or Grimsby Auditorium, we have grass roots and advanced showcasing opportunities.

Contact our Arts Development Manager amy.grundy@northlincs.gov.uk for the next showcasing opportunity.

Dance groups are also invited to enter the annual regional U.Dance showcase, Fresh, managed by Yorkshire Dance.

Dance Artist Development

Dance Transports Programme run by Yorkshire Dance, supports independent artists across Yorkshire and the Humber through a series of professional development exchanges which tend to have a different focus each time.

Dance studios and classes in North Lincolnshire

These are some of our dance studios, companies and classes in North Lincolnshire. If your company would like listing, please contact our Arts Development Manager amy.grundy@northlincs.gov.uk.

Please contact them for further details.

North Lincolnshire Music Hub

The North Lincolnshire Music Hub is a partnership between key music organisations and local, regional arts organisations. They work together to offer inspiring, innovative, and educational music, arts activities and experiences for the children and young people of North Lincolnshire.

North Lincolnshire Music Service

The North Lincolnshire Music Service offers music lessons within schools. Violin, clarinet, drum kit, piano, singing and any other instrument your child may be interested in.

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in your child starting music or singing lessons.

North Lincolnshire Music Centre

The North Lincolnshire Music Centre currently runs virtually. The centre is made up of several groups such as orchestra, string groups, taiko, and concert band. This is a place where the students of the Music Hub can come together, make music and perform together.

For information about our local musical partners please contact us via email

Youth music

Music Matters is a two year project that aims to develop young people musically, socially and personally through learning how to play instruments, performing in front of audiences, improving creativity and working in groups. The project is funded by Youth Music and supported by the North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub.

As part of the Music Matters project, some young people will have the opportunity to achieve their Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification from Trinity College London. All young people are welcome to take part in the sessions, no matter what their musical ability. For further information please contact us.

There are plenty of exhibitions and exciting events taking place in our galleries and museums across North Lincolnshire. Visit their websites to find out more.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber

North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe

Baysgarth House Museum, Barton-upon-Humber

If you are interested in literature take a look at what our Library Service offers. They provide an extensive range of services to local communities.

Find out about resources for children and young people on the library information page. These include free books from the Imagination Library and Bookstart, and also events such as the Reading Challenge, the Rhyme Challenge, and the Power of Words.

The Arts Award is for young people aged five to 25 years old. It develops their creativity, communication and leadership skills and is a nationally recognised qualification.

For more information please visit the Arts Award website.

Arts Development

We can offer advice on potential funding pots for arts projects. We can assist and advise individual artists and arts organisations with their funding bids.

The main funding body for arts projects is Arts Council England, which offers grants for the Arts and funding for National Portfolio Organisations. There are also a number of trusts and foundations that offer funding for arts based projects. We will be happy to advise on these.

Community Grant Funding

Community Grant Funding is available to support community groups and talented individuals.