The Lantern Theatre


The Lantern is Sheffield's oldest surviving theatre. At over 120 years years old, and as a grade II listed building, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield's heritage. There aren't many theatres quite like it. Built as a gift by the original owner for his daughters to perform for their friends and family, and with only 84 seats, it is an intimate and atmospheric space.

At The Lantern we look to engage at a local level to foster a deep and diverse appreciation of creativity and performance.

The Lantern is owed by The Dilys Guite Players (DGP) who are also the in-house community theatre group. They ensure those with a passion for performance, writing and production can develop and showcase their skills. The DGP produces up to ten shows a year, and the annual New Writing Festival is a fantastic opportunity for writers to see their work performed on stage.

The Lantern is passionate about high quality, varied, theatre and is an exciting venue for select professional touring companies who have built a relationship with us over many years. Our reputation for offering unmissable theatre continues to grow each season. The venue also hosts local groups featuring young performers, giving them the opportunity to perform in a real theatre with dramatic lighting and sound.

Your Visit

Our café bar breaks the mould for theatres with its reasonable prices and provision of locally brewed ales, along with tea, coffee and soft drinks. We also sell Sheffield's own Our Cow Molly ice cream; the seasonal Christmas Pudding flavour being an audience favourite. 

We're located in leafy Nether Edge on the corner of Kenwood Park Road and Priory Road. The theatre is easily access by public transport. The 3 and 3A buses leave, approximately every 20 minutes, from Arundel Gate, Charter Row and Fitzwillian Gate. We are then just a 1 - 5 minute walk from the Wostenholme Road/Kenwood Park Road stop as you approach Montgomery Road.

The Lantern Theatre Limited (Registered Number: 7904582) - Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield S7 1NF

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


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) 

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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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