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 Tuesday 30th September 2014

In May 2013 Spotlight was awarded Arts Council England funding to June 2015.

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

The Next Spotlight

Will Be At

The Storey



October 17th

 'Writing Groups Forum' 

Information on Writing Groups



 Charity Gig 

Bands at the Brewery

7.30pm Saturday 4th October 2014 at Lancaster Brewery

This fantastic event gives you the chance to sample some Lancaster ales and ciders fresh from the tap, tuck into local food and listen to a festival of Northern musical talent. All while raising money for a fantastic cause! Thumbprint Charity is a Lancaster based charity that was established in 2002 to help people with learning difficulties to set up and run projects, develop employability and life skills and have fun!


The Bands:








£15 for Adults and £10 for concessions

Each ticket includes Fish and Chips (vegetarian, gluten free and alternative options available) and Two Free Beers (or soft drinks).

Get your tickets:

In person - Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, Lancaster Brewery or from Thumbprint at The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster

Online -

By phone - 01524 582394



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