Good Times

Events a Plenty

The Laboratory is here to stay and not just because of its considerable seismic strength. Martin and Lisa are dedicated community members with big eyes for the future of Lincoln. Whether it's supporting local events with the Mobile Laboratory or Food Truck, Monday night ticketed events from the Arts on Tour circuit, movie screenings or quiz nights - The Laboratory is keen supporter of the arts in Selwyn. The Classroom also provides the ability to offer classes or film viewings and accommodate meetings. A convenient, central location on the village green holds much promise, as well, for both collaboration and community events. In true Lincoln spirit, Lisa and Martin are encouraging members of the community to join them on this journey, from pub to community hub. Make yourself at home and become a part of the story. 

Your outside event



Planning an awesome outdoor event this summer?  Remember our Food Truck is for hire and we can offer various off-site catering options.  Check out the details here and email Byron through our contacts page to make The Lab part of your event!

Every Sunday
Thursday 22nd October

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Free live jazz and cool sounds from the amazing Bob Heinz and a different friend each week!

Every Saturday
Saturday 24th October

10:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy the Lincoln Farmers & Craft Market on the library lawn. Often live music on The Laboratory green, check Facebook and this events page for the latest.

Every 4th Sunday
Sunday 10th April

7:00pm in The Classroom

Get a team together and drop in for one of our regular quiz nights with awesome quiz mistress Lisa Crawford.  We hold them every 4th Sunday through the summer months.  Teams of 4-6, call 325 3006 to book your team. 


1st Wednesday Every Month
Wednesday 4th May

7:00pm in The Classroom

Our 2017 season of thought provoking movie screenings was much enjoyed!  We'll do the same in 2018.  Movie nights will be first Wednesday of each month from April through September. Seats are limited, tickets for sale over the bar.

Monday 5th March

We welcome back Craig Denham (remember Alpaca Social Club?) for an evening of original folk music, wild and courageous improvisation, multi-instrumentalism:  from singer-songwriter to bluegrass to balkan to bollywood to accordion rap and beyond.  A very special night awaits those who manage to get a ticket for this event.  Call 325 3006 to book and we'll reserve you a seat. 

Doors open 5.30pm, show starts 7pm


Sunday 18th March

4:30pm to 7:00pm

Summer in Selwyn are hosting this live music event on the Library Green. Bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of our local talented musicians.

Bouncy castles for the kids!

Yummy food and drink options available from The Lab

Monday 19th March

Together with Arts On Tour The Lab presents leading comedians Raybon Kan and Nick Rado teamed up to perform a two hour show in which stand-up gives way to Rado & Raybon solving the problems of the world in the form of questions posed by the audience.  Promises to be an awesome night, these guys are FUNNY!  Call 325 3006 to book and we'll reserve you a seat.  Doors open 5.30pm, show starts 7pm so plenty of time to drink and dine before the show.

Saturday 24th March

Yes, looks like it's turning into an annual event!  No details yet, but rest assured this beer festival will feature awesome offerings from several local brewers, live music and games.  Keep the date!

Monday 23rd April


Winner of the 2018 Buskers Festival Iron Chicken award will be gracing the stage of The Lab courtesy of Arts on Tous.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Following the delicate sold out successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton (Radio NZ The Panel) swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of Victorian characters to pox-ridden London life. Will Olive find a family amongst the brothels, toffs and gruel? Or will Mrs Sourtart break her heart as well as her teeth? A rollicking one-woman musical journey that will fulfil your greatest expectations and be the best of times and well… the best of times. 

Book tickets over the bar, or call 325 3006.  Doors open 5.30pm, show starts 7pm to plenty of time to drink and dine before the show.