The Asylum has grown over the last five years into a large and vibrant festival and continues to develop. Features are constantly being improved and added as planning continues. Tickets may not be on sale for all features at this point. Current plans for 2013 include:
A month long steampunk art exhibition at The Collection in Lincoln running up to The Asylum. The Collection will also be home to our Steampunk Film Festival over the weekend of the event. Admission is free.
A weekend programme of daytime features: competitions, parades, exhibitions, a literary festival, a convivial programme of talks, panels and presentations and the "bazaar eclectica" steampunk market. These features are based primarily at the Assembly Rooms and the Castle and admission is provided by a festival wristband.
An outdoor steampunk market in the picturesque castle square flanked by Lincoln Castle on one side and the beautiful Cathedral on the other. This is free to access.
New for 2013 we will be offering the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Assembly Rooms on Friday Afternoon. Tickets will go on sale in due course.
An evening programme of individual events. These are each ticketed individually to allow you to tailor your weekend to suit your tastes and not pay for something you don't want to see. (This programme will continue to be added to as new features are finalised.) Please note evenings are usually divided into an early and a late feature and timings allow you chance to attend one of each if you wish. To date this programme includes:
The Fifth Annual Empire Ball. The glittering highlight of the steampunk social calendar. Held on Saturday night at the Assembly Rooms. This is an all evening feature. (Sorry this is now sold out and no further tickets will be released.)
Lady Elsie's Fashion Show. A sparkling event offering insights into the roots of steampunk fashion plus new collections by some of the UKs leading designer/makers. (Assembly Rooms, Friday early.)
The Major's Soiree. The original steampunk music hall event. (Friday late - Bishop Graves)
Comedy Night. Standup comedy at the Assembly Rooms, Friday late.
Oh Dear What Would the Major Say? A burlesque show with a difference. (Saturday late - Bishop Graves)
The famous Dead Dog Party. A relaxing unwind on Sunday evening at the Assembly Rooms including the grand steampunk quiz and a pie and pea supper.
More to be added so please watch this space...
Want to contribute to the evening entertainments or the day programme?
Please go to the performers page for more information.