The Playhouse, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The Playhouse, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The Playhouse, Sleaford, is an intimate venue offering a variety of drama, music and comedy.

The history of the building is quite fascinating and checkered. Constructed in the early decades of the 19th century for performer Joseph Smedley, who owned the land and surrounding buildings, it witnesssed success until decline set in around 1841 and it was sold.

The theatre changed hands several times but attendances were poor and takings low so it was closed down and sold to the Church of England in 1857, who converted it into a school, thus becoming the first infant school in Sleaford.

Subsequently the Playhouse served as a library, an emergency shelter during both World Wars and a government benefits office.

It was restored at the beginning of the 21st century and is one of only two remaining working Georgian theatres in the country.

Please visit the website for more details of what's on.

Address The Playhouse
54 Westgate
NG34 7PN
Telephone 0333 666 3366
Area More information on Sleaford