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Lantern Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3648 / 53°21'53"N

Longitude: -1.4848 / 1°29'5"W

OS Eastings: 434379

OS Northings: 385453

OS Grid: SK343854

Mapcode National: GBR 9DR.5L

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.5P69

Plus Code: 9C5W9G78+W3

Entry Name: Lantern Theatre

Listing Date: 12 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455289

Location: Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield, S7

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Nether Edge and Sharrow

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: St Andrew, Psalter Lane

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/5/456 (North East side)
Lantern Theatre


Private theatre. c1893, with additions and alterations c1956
and c1989. For William Webster. Rock-faced stone, partly with
patterned tile hanging, with ashlar dressings and gabled and
pyramidal plain tile roofs. Coped brick side wall stack.
EXTERIOR: single storey. Square stage enclosure has to left a
lean-to projection forming the stage wing, and behind this, a
C20 lean-to addition, both with C20 doors. Right return has a
C20 addition covering the stage door. Truncated pyramidal roof
with large square wooden ventilator with hipped lead roof and
a pediment on each side. Octagonal wooden lantern with ogee
lead dome and finial.
Rectangular auditorium has a gable with bargeboards on
brackets and sham timber-framing, with a canted wooden oriel
window, now boarded. Below the oriel, a Renaissance Revival
ashlar doorcase with splayed sides. Round-cornered doorway
with large keystone bracket, flanked by strapwork terms.
Additional curved brackets to the oriel window. This entrance
is covered by a flat-roofed mid C20 addition. Returns have a
3-light stone mullioned window, and above it, a small 2-light
opening. Towards the rear, a blocked single light window. Left
return has a lean-to projection for a fireplace.
INTERIOR has largely original auditorium with coved ceiling
and moulded round cornered proscenium arch with foliage band
and crest. On either side, towards the front, round-arched
doors. Towards the rear, 3-light cross mullioned windows. At
the rear, gallery with renewed panelled front and wooden
winder stair. Renewed central double doors. Stage area has
hipped roof structure with cross beams to the lantern.
The theatre remained in private hands till c1956, and is still
in use by amateur companies.

Listing NGR: SK3437985453

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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