Lantern Theatre

Home Of The Dilys Guite Players
The Place

Welcome To The Lantern


The Lantern is Sheffield's oldest surviving theatre. At over 126 years old, it is a unique part of Sheffield's heritage. With only 84 seats it is an intimate and atmospheric space. 

Closed from 16 March 2020, until further notice
Following the fast-changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and Government advice, like all theatres, the doors to The Lantern closed on 16th March 2020. 

Our community is highly important to us. This decision is aimed at urging everyone to stay at home and keep safe and well.

We are a small, independent charity and being closed during our peak period will be incredibly difficult for us. We rely on our income to support our community projects, creative programme and to maintain this important historic building – Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre.

If you have enjoyed visiting us before, believe in the importance of our work and are able to support us at this challenging time, we would greatly value your help to safeguard our future. 

Keep Informed

The Lantern and Dilys Guite Players have two different mailing lists:

Front Row
Promotes upcoming shows and events. It also details any offers and promotions that are currently available.

Stage Door

Keeps you up to date with Dilys Guite Players audition news along with information about writing festival submissions, community events and news about the charity.


18 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1NF​

Box Office: 0114 255 1776 / TicketSource: 0333 666 3366*

* TicketSource telephone booking fees apply (£1.75) 

You can use the donate button to contribute to the charity

All donations are made to The Dilys Guite Players Limited (Registered Number: 594927), a community theatre group and a registered charity (Registered Number: 222587) - Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF

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Open on show nights: 

6:30pm - 11:00pm

(box office 6:30pm to 7:30pm)

At all other times, click the Whats On page for tickets.

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