Kings Lynn Arts Centre

27-29 King Street,
Kings Lynn, PE30 1HA

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Kings Lynn Arts Centre

Located inside the historic Grade I Listed, St. George’s Guildhall, built in 1406. The building was used as a theatre in 1585 when The Queen’s Players performed, and H.M. Players in 1635 when it is reputed William Shakespeare played here. It was a Georgian Theatre in 1766 and this closed in 1814. The building went into other uses and eventually became unused and derelict.

The Arts Centre opened on 24th July 1951 with 367 seats. It was opened by the late H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It was later known as the Fermoy Centre after the founders of the arts centre Lord & Lady Fermoy.

It was taken over by the Borough Council in 1997 and re-named Kings Lynn Arts Centre. Seating is now provided for 349.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ian on July 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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Ian on November 28, 2014 at 1:35 am

Further photos from November 2014 here:–




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