Help us raise funds when you shop online

Do you shop online? Would you like to help us raise funds for the theatre when you shop online? If the answers to these questions are yes click the below link to find easy instructions. Thank you for your help.

Help us

Information about the Big Lottery fund

The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of all National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to the lives of disadvantaged people and the wellbeing of communities, through fair and open funding of people, projects and programmes.

Biffa awards supports theatre

Biffa Awards have granted Sheppey Entertainments Association £6,194 to install a new energy efficient boiler in the theatre. The current boiler is over 40 years old. We hope the new boiler will both cut our fuel bills and our carbon footprint. Work begins in August.

More information about Biffa awards

It's showtime!!! What's on?

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Information and tickets arrangements (unless otherwise stated)

Box office arrangements - tickets from Sheppy Glass

Sheppy Glass sell tickets for our shows everyday from 9am to 5pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am to 12noon (Sat) please only phone during these normal working hours. So you can book and collect tickets in the shop or phone them to reserve tickets on 01795 580006.

Link to Sheppy Glass website

Doors open

Doors open half an hour before performances begin.


September 2015


Friday 11 September (7 for 7.30)

Quiz at West Minster Primary School

7pm for 7.30pm start, £5 per head


Friday 18 September (7.30)

Buffs History talk

performance 7.30pm, £5 per head


Saturday 19 September (7.30pm)

The Roy Orbison and Del Shannon Story

performance 7.30pm, tickets £8.50


Saturday 26 September (7.30pm)

Memory Lane present All Kinds of Everything

performance 7.30pm, tickets £6


October 2015


Saturday 24 October (3pm)

40th Anniversary show

performance 7.30pm, tickets £5


Saturday 24 October (7.30pm)

40th Anniversary show

performance 7.30pm, tickets £8


Friday 30 October (7.30pm)

Sheppey Little Theatre History Talk

performance 7.30pm, tickets £3


May 2015


Saturday 7 May (7.30pm)

Newington Concert Party present Variety

performance 7.30pm, tickets £tbc


Saturday 14 May (7.30pm)

Johnny Reel and Chris Field as Elvis Return

performance 7.30pm, tickets £tbc



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Regular theatre users

  • All Theatre Groups
  • Four of a Kind
  • Meyrick Minstrels
  • Muddlarks drama
  • Newington Concert Party
  • Sheppey Singers
  • Picture Galleries

    Click on the below links to go through to Picture galleries, these will be added to soon.

  • Picture Gallery 1 - Constructing the lift
  • Picture Gallery 2 - Past Shows
  • Picture Gallery 3 - Aladdin - Jan 2010
  • Picture Gallery 4 - Swale Arts Bursary - Feb 2010
  • Picture Gallery 5 - Muddlarks - Sea Breezes/Sarah
  • Theatre art

    Some volunteers at the theatre paint or sculpt, here is a showcase of some of their work

  • Janys Thornton (page 1)
  • Janys Thornton (page 2)
  • Linda Rogout
  • Gary Pike (page 1)
  • Gary Pike (page 2)
  • Marian Brend
  • Richard Jeferies and friends
  • What do you think?

    Let us know what you think, what did you like about the theatre? On a limited budget how can we improve what we do? Click the below link to send us your suggestions. If you have any queries you can use this e-mail address and mark FAO Janys Thornton, Theatre's Secretary.

    e-mail for feedback

    Your feedback

    What the papers say

  • Local news coverage
  • Interview with BRFM - October 2010

    Click here for interview

    Get tickets for shows

    Get your tickets from Sheppy Glass for our shows everyday from 9pm to 5pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am to 12noon (Sat).

    Link to Sheppy Glass website


    Phone to reserve tickets on 01795 580006. Please only phone during the above normal working hours.

    Don't miss

    Friday 11 September (7 for 7.30pm)

    Quiz at West Minster School

    See main column for details

  • Click here for more on Meyrick Minstrels
  • More news

    Queenborough Fishery Trust fund new projector

    Sheppey Little Theatre say a big thank you to Queenborough Fishery Trust have awarded £950 to Sheppey Little Theatre to purchase a new projector. Jeremy Thornton (projectionist) said "This is great news - sometimes I and more technically able colleagues such as Martin Walker and Andy King, have struggled to get our current projection set up to work properly. This will make our film shows altogether more stress free" If anyone would like us to put on a film show for their organisation the film show is free and we charge for refreshments. Please contact Janys Thornton (Theatre Secretary) on 01795 873491 for details and dates.

    James Hyland is our newest patron

    The award winning actor James Hyland is our latest recruit as a patron. James has performed his Fagin, Jacob Marley and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at Sheppey Little Theatre to great acclaim and we are thrilled that he has agreed to become one of our patrons.

    Elizabeth Tullberg - Kent Deputy Lieutenant is our patron

    Elizabeth Tullberg MBE is a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and JP. Elizabeth visits Sheppey Little Theatre regularly to support us. Do say hello to her if you find yourself sitting next to her at a show or in the bar at the interval.

    Theatre Tours or talks

    Do you belong to a group or organisation? Would you be interested in bringing your group to have a look behind the scenes at Sheppey Little Theatre? Would you like us to come and talk to your group? If the answer to any of these questions is yes call Janys or Jeremy Thornton on 01795 873491 to book a date or discuss your requirements.

    St John ambulance

    St John Ambulance are always in attendance at our shows. Here is a link to their website:

    St John's Ambulance - Sheppey

    Theatre now fully accessible to all

    Sheppey Little Theatre is now fully accessible for wheelchair users and others with mobility problems. Entry to the theatre foyer is via a ramp, theatre staff operate a lift to take patrons to the auditorium with space for wheelchairs. There are disabled toilets in the bar area. This work has been completed thanks to the National Lottery (lift) and Grassroots (ramp). The toilets were funded by other fundraising and have been in the theatre for 18 months.

    Your little theatre

    Sheppey Little Theatre has been run by volunteers since 1975. The building is a lot older as it was opened as a church hall in 1891. It was purchased in 1969 for £1000 and after lots of hard work and help from many local businesses Sheppey Little Theatre was opened by the Minister for the Arts, Hugh Jenkins, MP on Saturday 25 October 1975.

    We rely on people supporting us by coming to see shows and those who are generous enough to make donations. Sheppey Little Theatre is run by the community for the community.

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