30 August - 1 September 2019   #sofestival

Skegness Information


SO Festival’s large scale Saturday night show by eVenti Verticali will be held in North End Car Park, Skegness on Saturday 1 September 2018.

The show will start at 21:00 and last approximately 30 minutes from start to finish.

North End Car Park will be closed from 00:00 on Saturday 1 September 2018 until 08:00 on Sunday 2 September 2018.

As we are expecting a large number of audiences, a road closure has been put in place due:

  • SO Festival has closed part of Sea View Road and part of North Parade, diversion routes will be put in place (approximately 19:00).
  • The opening of the roads will take place once the show has finished and the audience has safely dispersed from the area (approximately 22:00)

Traffic will be diverted on to the A52 Roman Bank and then on to B1451 Castleton Boulevard.



There will be an information point in Tower Gardens, Skegness during SO Festival to help you during your visit. Keep an eye out for our festival assistants who will be in red SO Festival t-shirts and will be happy to point you in the right direction.


We do our best to keep everything running on time, however due to the nature of the festival, sometimes changes need to be made. Please visit our website, social media pages, information points and festival assistants to keep up to date with any changes. All programme details are correct at the time of going to print.


We are proud to be an accessible and inclusive festival. This year we have created a new, simple website. SO Festival has been awarded the Attitude is Everything; Charter of Best Practice Award and we have become a bronze status festival. This means we are showing our commitment to improve access for deaf and disabled people to enjoy live music and festivals. If you would like this information in a different format, please contact us on 01507 613449.

SO Festival is proud to have received a T.E.D Age Friendly Business Award, ensuring the festival is welcoming and accessible to our older audiences.


We have incorporated a detailed map of Skegness within our Festival programme. This map outlines:

  • A suitable drop off / pick up point, which is central to all festival activity
  • Nearby bus stops
  • Coach car park if you are travelling in for the Festival
  • Our long stay car parks with Accessible Parking close to Festival activity
  • Toilets and Accessible Toilets
  • Information Point
  • How long it will take to travel (walking) to various locations of the Festival

Please note: Car Parks are available in each location but some car parks may not be accessible due to road closures and the events taking place. We will endeavor to provide details of this in the run up to the event.
All market towns and performance locations will have public toilets nearby - just ask a member of staff onsite.


Whether you’re travelling, finding a place to eat, or need somewhere to stay during the festival period, Visit Skegness will provide you with all the information you need about the area and much more when planning your trip to SO Festival.




Embassy Theatre, Skegness PE25 2UG
Telephone: 01507 613100
Email: skegnessinfo@e-lindsey.gov.uk



Getting to the festival couldn’t be simpler. When visiting Skegness, you can get here by bus, train, coach and car. If organising a coach trip or taxi, ask your driver to drop you off outside Tower Gardens.

Coaches can park at the Coach Station on Richmond Road.



brylaine.co.uk, 01205 364087, Local Bus Company

Red Bus Taxi, 01754 765555, SkegnessTaxi

A2B Taxis, 01754 761761, Skegness Taxi

A to B Taxis, 01507 477915, Mablethorpe Taxi



Car parks are available at each location. Please note North End Car Park will not be available on 1 September due to the events taking place.

East Lindsey District Council Interactive Parking Map



We would like to make our audiences aware that strobe lightning and flashing lights might be used during our performances of Amor and Wanted.


Magna Vitae will be taking photos at today’s SO Festival event. These images will be used by Magna Vitae to share news about the festival, and to publicise our events. They may be used in press releases, printed publicity and appear on our social media pages. They will be stored securely for as long as the image remains relevant to the usage purpose. The maximum is likely to be 10 years. If you would like us to delete any photograph that you, or your child, are shown in please email us at info@mvtlc.org.

SO Festival Programme 2018 map