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.
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.
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.
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.
'Hell hath no fury like three women scorned' It's 2019, it's Times Up Now! Yet for three young women in the city it still feels like the 1950s But that's about to change when Cate walks into their lives and shows them what being a witch should be about.
Friends/Members please book via box office 01263 822 347 for your special discounted rate as a thank you from us to you! If you are not yet a Friend or Member feel free to proceed with your online booking, or check out the benefits of becoming a Friend/Member on our website Back by popular demand, Hayley Moss and Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duo, are delighted to back again in Sheringham Little Theatre for their 4th Show! Expect your favourite Classical and Musical Theatre pieces along side some new repertoire for 2019.
Written by W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, this amateur production is presented by acclaimed Norfolk touring company Livewire Opera The tale follows Frederic, a young man, about to leave his indentures, through his encounters with the tender-hearted orphaned pirates.