Sheringham Little Theatre

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Sheringham Little Theatre

Sheringham Little Theatre is in Sheringham, Norfolk. It is in the centre of the town and offers a large range of entertainment throughout the year, notably its summer repertory season which runs from July to September every year.[1]


The building that houses the modern theatre was constructed in 1897, originally serving as the Town Hall. A new Town Hall having been built in Church Street, the site evolved into a local centre for the arts, and silent films were shown to the public from 1914. The building was taken over by Victor Harrison in 1930 and adopted the name The Picture House, but was renamed The Empire from 1958 to 1960, at which point it was converted into the theatre which it has remained ever since.[2]


The Little Theatre is home to one of the last surviving summer repertory seasons in the United Kingdom and runs 'rep' performances from July to September each year and, in 2014, it celebrated its 50th anniversary as a local centre for arts. It also stages showings of classic and contemporary films (especially outside the summer months). There are also occasional art exhibitions and various kinds of performing arts, including a traditional Christmas pantomime.[3]


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Coordinates: 52°56′36″N 1°12′39″E / 52.9434°N 1.2108°E / 52.9434; 1.2108