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. 

Thinking about a pre-Christmas gathering?  Click here to kick start your plans and get in touch with Byron through our contacts page to get things moving!

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.

Sunday 8th October

11:00am to 4:00pm

The first outing for the Lab Food Truck this season is to Spring Fling at Broadfield Garden.  This is the main fundraising event for Lincoln Community Care and is a wonderful family day in beautiful surroundings.  Hopefully the weather will be kinder than last year!  Click here for details.  We look forward to seeing you there.

$15 early bird/$20 on the gate
Monday 23rd October

Sorry The Laboratory will be closed for a ticketed Arts on Tour event on Labour Day.

Monday 23rd October


Arts on Tour present the Andrew London Trio performing at The Lab.  Expect subtle, subversive satirical swing from this trio of talented Kiwis.  There'll be intermittent forays into folk, blues, country and hip hop - plus poignancy and pathos from the Beatle-esque harmonies.  A great night!  Doors open at 5:30pm if you'd like to dine with us prior to the show. Buy your ticket over the bar or call 325 3006

Saturday 4th November


We are thrilled that The Lab Food Truck will be at the Motukarara Fireworks this year.  Head to Waihora Park, Motukarara for this fantastic spectacle, featuring live music, bouncy castle, pony rides, family friendly fun, free hay ride, bake sales, food trucks and of course, fireworks.


$20 per car, $5 walk-ins
Monday 13th November

Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? Remember the live orchestra providing music to the movie you went to?

See all three combined in this Arts on Tour act as Delaney uses an incredible blend of live music and film, paying homage to these lost ways of storytelling in his tent show carnival style revival. Doors open at 5:30pm if you'd like to dine with us prior to the show. Buy your ticket over the bar or call 325 3006

Saturday 18th November

10:00am to 1:00pm

Lincoln Farmers Market are holding their Christmas Bazaar.  Head down to the Library Green for Christmas themed stalls, activites and of course Lab DOUGHNUTS!

Saturday 9th December


Lincoln will be buzzing for this fantastic community event.  Lots of special activites and fun are planned for The Lab and the whole township gets involved. Keep the date, details to follow