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:

Cinema Classics 1940s: It's a Wonderful Life
 
Tue 8 Dec
19:30pm
Sheringham Little Theatre

Sheringham Little Theatre are screening classic cinema, with a different film for each decade. We're kicking off with the 1940s and a festive favourite, It's a Wonderful Life.An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately...

Rapunzel The Lockdown Pantomime
 
Tue 22 Dec - Thu 24 Dec
Sheringham Little Theatre

Join us this Christmas for a socially distanced pantomime as we get to shout "It's Behind You!" to 2020 and expect the usual family festive fun packed with songs, slapstick, effects and hilarity. So let your hair down with...

An Evening with Richard Digance
 
Sat 9 Jan - Sat 9 Jan
Sheringham Little Theatre

‘Socially Distanced Digance in January’ One of the greats of both the comedy and also the folk circuit for manyyears, has agreed to give two performances to a Covid safe audience of amaximum of forty each show at Sheringham...

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