Lancaster's Spotlight Club... a live-writing venue in Lancaster, UK dedicated to bringing new and different writing, performers, readers and musicians to the stage.

Site Updated Monday 6th February 2017

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Spotlight's literary cabaret is normally held on
the 3rd Friday of each month in the auditorium at...

Next Spotlight

Will Be At The Storey


February 17th


Doors Open 7.00pm

Event ends 10pm

 'Listening To Youth 3' 

Lancaster Spotlight is looking for new young talent!

With our third 'Listening To Youth' project funded by

Arts Council England Lancaster Spotlight is looking for new

young writers, comedians and singer/ songwriters.

In February Spotlight will be hosting two free

'Listening To Youth' Open Mic

Try-Outs in Lancaster and Carnforth.

This is a great chance for young people aged 16 - 22 years to

perform their own poems, stories, songs or comedy.

Young people entering will have 5 minutes to perform any

original piece of material. The events will be friendly

and informal.

To book a 5 minute spot or for further information


or Tel: 01524 381642

The Lancaster Open-Mic Try-Out will be at:

The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster on

Tuesday 21st February 6.30 - 8.30pm.

The Carnforth Try-Out will be at :

The Furness & Midland Hall at Carnforth Station on

Saturday 25th February, 1.30 - 3.30pm.

Entry is free to both performers and audience. Come and

listen... or, better still, come and perform! - Whether you

perform or come as audience, participation is free!

Following on from the Open-Mic try-outs there will be a

chance to take part in two free writing / performance

workshops leading to a Spotlight

'Listening To Youth' Showcase

at The Storey Auditorium in March.

The project is a follow-on from successful Spotlight youth

projects in 2012 and 2014. Many of those who took part last

time have become regular performers at

Spotlight and other venues.

Our Aims 


  - was founded in 1995 to
    promote and encourage the
    development and performance
    of new writing in the North

  - dedicated to encouraging
    new writing at the grass

        - encourages diversity and we welcome every genre of
          writing from the comic to the cosmic

        - operates at all times within accepted guidelines on
          equal opportunity.

Hunting Originals

 Spotlight is a cave of ideas, 
always on the hunt for new and 
experimental writers and 
performers at it's 
Open Mic spots. 

On the 3rd Friday of every 
month the event gives a 
platform to poets, writers, 
comedians, ranters and 

It's a dynamic platform on 
which a wide variety of aspiring 
writers are positively encouraged to experiment with words,
music and performance.                                            



  Each Spotlight event opens with
  an Open Mic session (8.30 -
  9.00pm) featuring six 5 minute
  spots open to anyone. As these
  are very popular you may want
  to e-mail to book an Open Mic
  spot in advance:
  Plus: Open Mic performers are
  admitted half-price!

  Following the Open Mic session,
  Spotlight showcase 4 different
  writers and 2 music acts which
  feature some of the best writing
  and musicianship in the region!

 Lancaster Spotlight
 is funded by:

 Arts Council

 and supported by:

 Morecambe Town



 Spotlight works in close association with





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