Our latest brochure detailing What’s On at the Little Theatre…
How the Little Theatre came to be. From whelks to welcomes…
The wonderful people who make BIG things happen…
Varied arts events…
Our LITTLE stage hosts fun farce, spine-tingling suspense and singalong musicals, while movies, and top national arts events are beamed on to our big screen and cosy café-style comedy and jazz are staged in the coffee bar.
and family favourites…
The theatre is renowned for being one of the last remaining outposts of a summer theatre season. Our intimate panto is a big favourite for families across north Norfolk.
And our Hub café provides a popular watering hole for people to drop in for snacks, light lunches, cakes and cuppas – as well as pre show suppers at some events.
All in friendly surroundings with a theatrical flavour.
of the community…
We like to get the community involved in our shows – from local “am drams” to our own youth groups staging drama and musicals.
For a ‘LITTLE THEATRE’, we pack a lot in!
young people in our Youth Section
shows and events staged
scones served each year
coffees served each year
attend our shows and the HUB
From Whelk Coppers…
The Theatre originally housed whelk coppers for boiling the local seafood. In 1896 it was developed into six shops and a community hall – used for concerts, dances and shows.
to Department Store…
Well known Norfolk business Jarrold & Sons bought the properties in 1900 – taking over the retail part, but keeping the hall for lectures, concerts and sales of work.
to Picture House…
During the silent movie boom times of the 1920s and 30s it was used as a cinema and reopened as the Picture House, with tea rooms, in 1948.
and the Little Theatre.
Within three months it was taken over by, the then, Sheringham Urban District Council and revamped as a theatre – with a summer rep season. Around this time, a certain play was broadcast on radio before going on to become the West End’s longest running production. Our little logo mouse is named ‘Monkswell’ as this is his manor.
Since 1973 the theatre has been run by the Little Theatre Society charity, and received major improvements supported by fundraising and the National Lottery to make it into today’s award-winning venue. Further funding in 1995 and 2007 saw major facelifts of facilities with our Hub cafe being refurbished in 2023.
In 2023 we celebrated the rich history of the Theatre with a timeline display. Click to enlarge...
was devised in the summer of 2020 in response to the growing awareness of the Black Lives Matter Movement. It was a springboard project which aimed to make Sheringham Little Theatre’s programme more racially diverse.
Our community theatre is a small charity which relies on public support to stage its exciting programme of arts events. We value the generosity of wonderful customers in normal times and during special projects.