About Us

THE PEOPLES’ THEATRE. Our history

The building opened in 1794 as a Methodist chapel, until it was purchased by the National Association of Boys’ Clubs in 1948.

In 1998, the building was purchased for use as a theatre by Barnsley Theatre Trust.

Under the leadership and enthusiasm of John Kelly and over 100 patrons, subscribers and volunteers ‘The People’s Theatre’ launched in
1999 as The Lamproom Theatre.

A grade II listed building, with continued support, the Lamproom will stand prominent in Barnsley’s cultural future for years to come.

“The Lamproom is the beating creative heart of Barnsley and it’s thanks to our community and army of volunteers that now, two decades on, our beloved theatre goes from strength to strength.”

John Kelly – Chairman

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES.

  • Technical Manager
    Phil Shepherd
  • Administrative & Box Office Manager
    Dawn Csurko
  • Programming & Publicity Manager
    Jack Land Noble
  • Senior Technician
    Garry Hunt
  • Junior Technician
    Callum Arnold
  • Scenic Artist / Set Designer
    Kathryn Crookes
  • Box Office Assistants
    Tyleri Cole, Sally Hunter-Philburn, Nancy Penvose
  • Front of House Manager
    Simon Curley
  • Bar Manager
    Sandra Haigh
  • Housekeeper
    Stephanie Griffiths

For Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited

  • Honorary President

    Roger Walton

  • Chairman and Writer-In-Residence

    John N Kelly

  • Deputy Chair

    Jennifer Miccoli

  • Trustees

    Richard Caile, Janine Dyer, William Fisher, Ian Hey, Dean Love, Graham Myers, Chantele Smith