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:

1940s Zoom Singalong
 
Fri 18 Sep
19:30pm
An SLT Recorded Performance

Join us for a live 1940s Zoom Singalong.  This is a virtual event where you will be able to sit back and listen to our wonderful singers in the comfort of your own home.  An evening filled with music and nostalgia and a perfect...

The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)
 
Tue 22 Sep
19:30pm
Sheringham Little Theatre

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles. The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the...

Kinky Boots the Musical - Encore Screening
 
Sat 26 Sep - Sat 26 Sep
Sheringham Little Theatre

A special fundraising event starring Sheringham Little Theatre patron Killian Donnelly.  This fabulous musical which tells the story of true British ingenuity was inspired by true events. From the production line of a factory in...

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