About Us


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


  • 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
    Kathryn Crookes
  • Front of House Manager
    Simon Curley
  • Box Office Assistants
    Tyleri Cole, Nancy Penvose
  • Bar Manager
    Stephanie Griffiths
  • Housekeeper
    Donna Miles

For Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited

  • Honorary President

    Roger Walton

  • Chairman

    John N Kelly

  • Deputy Chair

    Jennifer Miccoli

  • Trustees

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