Built in 1825 the theatre was built in 1825 and following varied success closed in 1856 and was converted into a school. The following years saw the building used for a series of other uses but was restored and reopened in 2000.
Built for a bookbinder, printer and comedian Joseph Smedley, who owned a string of theatres and ran a small touring theatre company, which toured these theatres in the Lincolnshire and Norfolk area.
As one of only two Georgian theatres with a small, rectangular auditorium in Britain, we invite you to explore its history and see what's on offer.
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