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Forthcoming Events at Boston Guildhall



Saturday 10th and Saturday 24th November

Illuminate Workshops

11am - 3pm

Boston Guildhall

Free workshops

As we look forward to the Illuminate event on the 29th November why not come and join us when Transported and Curiosity Creators will be with us offering you the opportunity to get involved with this years lantern creations.  Free sessions for all to enjoy.

Illuminate is a annual festival which has taken place on the last Thursday in November since 2015. Each Illuminate festival has built on the last, exploring Boston's connection to the Pilgrims' story and what brought the Pilgrims to Scotia Creek one dark night in the autumn of 1607. Illuminate features a procession with spectacular lit-lanterns created in workshops with local schools and community groups in the run up to each year's event. Previous Illuminates have had a replica of the Mayflower ship, Pilgrims, birds and stars lanterns. The festival also features light projections and music. 

Illuminate will lead up to a huge international celebration in 2020 to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower, and the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in America. 


Saturday 17th November

SHLA Conference - Maritime Boston

9am - 4:30pm, Boston Guildhall

A day conference organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology Industrial Archaeology Team

Boston and the Hanseatic League - Pamela Cawthorne

Trade of the Port of Boston 1660 - 1840 - Philip Riden

Linking the Port to its Hinterland 1700 - 1850 and their effect - Rob Wheeler

Buildings of the Old Port of Boston - Neil Wright

Guided walk led by Neil Wright

Booking is essential - please visit or call 01522 521337.  Closing date for bookings is 31st October 2018.  £25 for Members, £35 for Non-Members.



Tuesday 20th November

Boston Concert Club

Doors open 7pm, seats to be taken for 7:30pm

Performance from Roth Duo

Instruments - Classical Guitars

This is the second of six concerts that have been arranged by Boston Concert Club for the season, with two of the six concerts held here at Boston Guildhall. 

Admission on the night - £12 per adult, students and children are free.

Should you wish to purchase a season ticket offering access to all of the clubs performances for the season, these are available at a cost of £45/£50 per adult.



Sunday 25th November

Boston Sinfonia

Doors open 2:30pm, performance at 3pm

Music to include;

Ballet Music from Idomeneo - Mozart

Horn Concerto No 4 - Mozart - Soloist Susan Shorland-Compton

Musical Joke (Finale) - Mozart

Symphony No 40 - Mozart

Come and join us for Boston Sinfonia's performance of the music above in our magnificent Banqueting Hall with it's high beams and ceiling which really add to the atmosphere of the music.

Tickets are available from St Botolphs Church Gift Shop or online at




Saturday 8th December

11am - 3pm

Booking required via eventbrite, to secure your time slot.

£2.50 for the hunt and £4 for hunt and face painting!

Boston Guildhall

The Fairies will make their first appearance at Boston Guildhall on Saturday 8th December, please pick your preferred time for this event when booking, if after booking you need to change the time please contact

Come along and find the doors to the magical world, tickets are £2.50 each for the hunt or £4.00 to include Face Painting.

All children who complete the hunt will receive magical fairy dust and a sweet treat. Follow the clues and watch out for the naughty elves causing mischief in the run up to Christmas.

All children must be accompanied by an adults, no charge for the adults who are supervising children.

Dressing up is encouraged, wings and wands.

Look out for seasonal entertainment from Blackfriars and their team as you walk through the building - Kind thanks to  'Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Tony Peers and the Aladdin Boston Babes and Dancers' for their support of this event.

Fairy themed afternoon tea, 1pm - 3pm - tickets must be purchased in advance for this event, please contact Boston Guildhall for more information and to book your tickets:

Please note pictures and videos may be taken for promotional purposes at this event. If you do not wish to be included in these pictures please make the staff aware at registration.


Saturday 8th December

Pixie Hollow - Afternoon Tea!

1pm - 3pm

Booking required - please see below how to book your place.

Boston Guildhall

Come and join us at our Fairy themed Afternoon Tea on Saturday 8th December 2018, 1pm - 3pm.

Tickets are available at Boston Guildhall Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm, or telephone 01205 314200 Monday - Friday to make payment by card. Adults £9.95, Children £6.95. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please be aware that we do not have highchairs on site and any dietary requirements must be requested before purchasing tickets to confirm our availability to accommodate.

We also look forward to welcoming characters from this years Panto Production Aladdin at Blackfriars Theatre who will join us for the afternoon tea and entertain our guests.  Kind thanks to 'Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Tony Peers and the Aladdin Boston Babes and Dancers' for their support of this event.

Pixie Hollow Afternoon Tea Menu
What a lovely imaginative way to spend an afternoon!

Selection of Fairy Finger Tea Sandwiches - Absolutely Crustless

Gammon Ham
Egg Mayonnaise
Roast Beef

Dragon Eggs - Scotch Eggs
Chocolate Bugs
Fairy Cakes
Fairy Bouquet (Chocolate Dipped Strawberries)
Butterfly Scones with Jam or Lemon Curd and Cream
Enchanted Sparkly Forest Jellies
Meringue Toadstools

Fairy Dust Juice for the children
Tea and Coffee for adults

Please note no dragons or fairies have been harmed in the making of this menu

Why not take part in the fairy door hunt before your afternoon tea? Find details for the fairy door hunt at

For more information please contact or call 01205 365954


Saturday 15th December

"Treading the Boards"

10:45am & 11:30am tours, 1pm Lecture

Tour and Lecture £10 advance ticket purchase

Lecture £5 on the door

Join us here at Boston Guildhall from 10:45am for a walk through Blackfriars Theatre and an opportunity to view Shodfriars Hall as it stands today.  These two historic buildings provide a behind the scenes look at the historic and present Boston Theatre.  Please be aware that numbers for the tours are limited and if you would like to join us tickets must be purchased in advance of the day.  There will be two tours, 11am and 11:45am, please state which tour you would like to join and while you are with us enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee (with biscuits) here at the Guildhall.  Your ticket for the tours also includes entry to the afternoon lecture "Treading the Boards" at 1pm and the tours and talks will be lead by Neil Wright who will be here as Sandra during the morning and for the afternoon lecture Neil will dress a traditional dame to enhance the theme of the talk.  After walking through Shodfriars and seeing behind the scenes of where the original "Old Mother Riley" treading the boards! and started her fame the scene is really set for the afternoon lecture! Please note that Shodfriars is at present closed to the public and this is a rare opportunity to learn more about this historic theatre.  All attending the tours must wear flat sturdy shoes and adhere to the tour route at all times. Please note that access is via stairs for the tours and there is no lifts available for access.

If you are not able to join us in the morning for the tours our lecture begins at 1pm, join us for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee (with biscuits!) as Neil Wright shares his historic talk about the history of Boston's theatres.  Tickets for the talk only are available on the door - £5 per person and seats to be taken for 1pm.

If you'd like to join us for the tours and the lecture please feel welcome to bring a pack lunch with you and enjoy a lunch in Boston Guildhall's Banqueting Hall.

Tickets for the tours and lectures are £10 per person and are available at Boston Guildhall Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:30am - 3:30pm or by telephoning and making a card payment to the main buildings on 01205 314200 - please state the time of the tour you wish to join 11am or 11:45am and remember flat shoes and packed lunch on the day.

If you have any queries please contact us at


Boston Guildhall is available for Private Hire & is a Licensed Venue for Weddings.

If you would like to know more please contact

Wedding Venue, Meeting Hire, Corporate Functions, Conferences, Wakes, Tours, Afternoon Tea, Paranormal Investigations, Exhibitions, Museum Collections, School Trips, Presentations and more....  01205 365954

Boston Guildhall, South Street, PE21 6HT

Our normal opening hours are Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10:30am - 3:30pm