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!

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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.

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

Saturday 9th December

Kick back after the parade and wallow in the sweet sounds of Vintage Blue performing in The Lab beer garden from 12.30pm

Sunday 17th December

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Summer in Selwyn are hosting a movie night out on the library green. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas(PG)
Bring a seat, bean bag or blanket and chill out in front of our huge outdoor screen. Yummy food and drink options available from The Lab

Thursday 21st December


All welcome to sing carols round the Christmas Tree!  We'll have a brass trio to sing along to, complementary mince pies, mulled wine available from the bar. 

Sunday 31st December

Join us at The Lab to bring in the New Year in style.  Live music from 9pm, dancing from 10pm to the cool sounds of Hypnumb!

Saturday 27th January

Save the date!  Laboratory and Twisted Hop beers will be flowing - and The Lab food truck will be there too!

Monday 5th February

Our first Arts on Tour event for 2018!   Fiddle player/singer Flora Knight (The Eastern, The Lonseome Pine Specials)and singer/guitar picker Sean Donald (The All Day Breakfast Stringband) play traditional old time country music.  Come and be a part of a wonderful night.  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.  RNZ interview here


Saturday 10th February

The Lab food truck will be making an appearance at this awesome event.  Check out for details

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!  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.

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!