Lewes Little Theatre
Lewes Theatre Club was founded by the Rev. Kenneth Rawlings in 1939 to give the people of Lewes and the surrounding villages the opportunity to see and be involved in theatre. He and his friends set high standards which the Club has tried to live up to ever since. Members have worked hard over the years to enlarge and improve the theatre but they always give priority to the quality of their stage productions. Now more than 70 years later, the Club has grown to serve a wide catchment area covering much of Sussex.
The premises in Lancaster Street have been expanded and now provide a comfortable 154-seater theatre with foyer and bar facilities for members and their guests. The Club presents 6 to 8 main stage productions every year, between October and July, and additional foyer events give a broad range of theatrical experiences.
The Club also has a thriving Youth Theatre Club that meets every Thursday in term time, they also present productions either in the foyer or on the main stage; some of the group are often involved with the main stage productions.
Everybody involved in the Club - actors, directors, back-stage and Front of House support, set designers and builders, light and sound staff, costume makers and many more - give their time freely and without payment.
You will find that there is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere extended to all members and guests. Whether you wish to take an active role in the Club, or simply come and see the productions, we want you to enjoy your membership. We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre.
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"An exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for poetry that turns betrayal into melancholy beauty"- The GuardianA sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships, Betrayal opens in 1977 when long time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves, and…
Sat 17 Mar 2018
Mon 19 Mar 2018
Tue 20 Mar 2018
Dial M For Murder
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder…In early 1950, Frederick Knott, holed up in a cottage next to his parents' home in Sussex, crafted Dial M for Murder, a play that was to become one of the most celebrated stage thrillers…
Sat 12 May 2018
Mon 14 May 2018
Tue 15 May 2018
H.m.s. Pinafore (Opera Anywhere)
Opera Anywherereturn with this tale of mismatched love across different social classes.Josephine is the captains daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas - he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will love prevail? Climb aboard to find out and enjoy…
Sat 30 Dec
£10–£20 / 01273 474826
The Merchant Of Venice
Shakespeare's controversial play The Merchant of Veniceexplores the themes of sex, love, betrayal, honesty, money forgiveness.Though classified in the Folio of 1623 as a comedy and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps best known, particularly in the 20th and 21st…
Fri 29 Jun 2018
Sat 30 Jun 2018
£6–£10 / 01273 474826
Mon 2 Jul 2018
Lewes Theatre Youth Group present this fun-filled family show by American dramatist and screenwriter Larry Blamire. This adaptation of the traditional Robin Hood tale is full of wittily entertaining characters, nail-biting sword fights and new-fangled twists that challenge and reinvent the beloved heroic legend.Featuring…
Fri 26 Jan 2018
£6–£8 / 01273 474826
Sun 28 Jan 2018
£6–£8 / 01273 474826