Our History

Exterior (The Picture House)
As The Town Hall 1890's

The Theatre was originally whelk coppers for boiling the local seafood.

In 1896 it was developed into six shops and a community hall – used for concerts, dances and children’s shows.

 

As The Town Hall 1890's
Exterior (The Picture House)

Well known Norfolk business Jarrold bought the properties in 1900 – taking over the retail part, but keeping the hall for lectures, concerts and sales of work.

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

It was taken over by rival cinema owner Mr Sadler in 1958 but closed two years later as the growing TV era hit cinemas.

Exterior 1980's (Ben Britton)

Within three months it was taken over by Sheringham Urban District Council and revamped as a theatre – with a summer rep season.

The theatre switched to North Norfolk District Council in the 1974 local government shake up.

Exterior 1980's (Ben Britton)

Lottery funding in 1995 and 2007 saw a major facelift of facilities and creation of an artistic director role to run it.

Since 1973 it 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.

THE RAZZLE DAZZLE! – We're excited about:

1917 (15)
 
Tue 18 Aug - Tue 18 Aug
Sheringham Little Theatre

Due to COVID-19 Sheringham Little Theatre would like to emphasise the importance that all customers must fill in their full contact details.  This must include your email, contact number and home...

London Mozart Players - Mannington Live Music
London Mozart Players
Sat 22 Aug
18:00pm
Mannington Hall

The world renowned London Mozart Players join Sheringham Little Theatre to hold a special event mixing music, words and poetry in the walled garden at Mannington Hall.  The event will consist of live classical music inspired by the...

Little Women (U)
 
Tue 25 Aug
19:30pm
Sheringham Little Theatre

Due to COVID-19 Sheringham Little Theatre would like to emphasise the importance that all customers must fill in their full contact details.  This must include your email, contact number and home address.  This is to ensure that...

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