The Dilys Guite Players


The Lantern is home to the Dilys Guite Players (DGP) community theatre group. Founded in 1957 by Dilys Guite she, along with a small group of friends, restored the previously abandoned Chalet Theatre. The DGP has a long and rich tradition and its commitment to production values and professionalism has made it one of the best community theatre groups in Sheffield. 

The venue is owned by the DGP, and the members get involved at every level of keeping the theatre running. The creative team are always looking to expand their membership, and have grown exponentially to include everyone from first-timers to semi-professionals. Members can take part in any aspect of a show covering acting, backstage crew, technical staff, stage management and directing.

The group prides itself on taking care of its members, with many benefits to signing up such as a discount on the bar and tickets to DGP shows. If you'd like to become a part of it get in touch, click here to become a member or sign up to our mailing list to be updated on the latest news, shows and opportunities. Please make sure you review our members handbook handbook available by clicking the PDF image below.

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

Our Team

The Dilys Guite Players has a Board of Directors, nominated and elected by their membership, that manages the business of the Association. The current Board members are Philip Claxton (Estates), Alison Glentworth (Creative), Annie Herbert (Treasurer), Harry Rowbotham (Technical) with Vivienne Mager (Media / Secretary) and Kevin Jackson (Chairman).

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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