Many of our patrons would have been heading to The Lamproom tonight to see comedy legends ‘CANNON & BALL.’ We hope to have some good news very soon about a rescheduled date for either Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021. So, it’s ‘Rock On Tommy and Bobby’ - we hope to see you very soon back in Barnsley - thanks for the laughter - we need it more than ever at the moment. Sing-along with the boys and, remember friends, together we’ll be O.K.
If you have not yet been able to obtain a refund for any tickets you have booked to the end of May 2020, the Box Office is open for TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES ONLY on Wednesday's - the hours are 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and the number to ring is 01226 200075. If you wish to make enquiries at any other time please send an e-mail to email@example.com or leave a message on 01226 200075 and we will respond on the next Wednesday. If you wish to speak to the Theatre Manager, please ring 01226 249611.
If you have visited The Lamproom recently you may have seen a lovely painting hung in the Box Office - well we can tell you about it, and how it came to be with us at its 'home'! The oil painting was given to us by The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley, when they were looking through their vaults before major re-development. As it is of The Lamproom, they thought it should be on display there, and we agreed with them! The husband of one of our 'Friends', Maggie Williams, kindly framed it for us, and it proudly hangs in the Box Office for all to see.
We would like to advise customers that with immediate effect, The Lamproom Box Office will ONLY be open on WEDNESDAYS, from 10am until 2:30pm for telephone enquiries ONLY. In line with Government guidance we will not be opening the public Box Office counter at the theatre during this period of closure. Any queries regarding refunds should be made by telephone on 01226 200075 on a Wednesday, or at any other time by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - they will be dealt with as soon as possible after receipt.
Have you ever wondered about the history of the building that is now The Lamproom Theatre? Well wonder no more! Here is a 'potted' history for you to take a look at - we are sure you'll be intrigued - can anyone remember attending church services when it was a Methodist Church?
Over the years, we have been asked on many occasions 'Where are you in Barnsley?' If we reply, 'Do you know where The Boys Club used to be?' the answer is usually, 'Oh yes, I went there in my youth!' Everyone in Barnsley over a certain age knows where The Boys Club used to be - here's a photograph that will be sure to bring back memories for many people.....
Today we have a quiz for you - name the Trustee! Here is a photograph of the original Trustees of The Lamproom Theatre - taken around 21 years ago! See full article for their names - unless you know them already - it's a bit of a blast from the past, and many of you will be interested to know who helped to 'build' The Lamproom and keep live theatre in Barnsley!
As I sit at home, doing the accounts for The Lamproom, I have just heard Ellie from The Civic, Barnsley doing great on PopMaster - Radio 2 - we should all support our fellow practitioners in the arts.
Whilst working from home, I'm beginning a daily post to keep you all up to date on what's what, and hopefully make you smile a bit if I can! Today we begin by sharing a picture of my office in the dining room - no more dinner parties for the Pearsons' for a while! I'm working 9 to 4 every day - Paul is keeping out of the way!
Today - a message for anyone who has booked tickets for shows at The Lamproom before the end of May, and paid by CASH or CHIP & PIN - unless we have already spoken to you, we CANNOT do your refund automatically, we need to speak to you to put your refund to a card over the phone. We will only be offering this service until the end of this week and so we would ask you to ring the Box Office on 01226 200075 between 10 and 2.30 to speak to Dawn and sort out your refund. After this week all refunds done on-line will have been sorted - PLEASE ring Dawn on 01226 200075 - she is working alone at The Lamproom and could do with a chat anyway!
We would like to reassure our valued patrons that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. All performances scheduled to take place at The Lamproom Theatre up to and including Sunday 31st May 2020 will unfortunately be cancelled or rescheduled. Ticket holders for performances during this closure period will be contacted directly by the Box Office team either by phone or email with details on that specific event. Customers will be offered a full refund on their tickets where appropriate. Due to the number of performances involved it may take some time to process these refund transactions, or to respond to other enquiries, so we ask our customers to please bear with us at this busy time. From Friday 20th March 2020 The Lamproom Box Office will be open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 2:30pm for telephone enquiries ONLY. In line with Government guidance we will not be opening the public Box Office counter at the theatre during this period of closure.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday, the Trustees of Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited met last night and decided to follow all Government advice and guidance. Further discussions have taken place this morning with individuals who had productions planned at The Lamproom this week and they decided that they would prefer to postpone their productions for the time being.
Here at The Lamproom, whilst we are aware of the current situation regarding Coronavirus, at the present time, in line with Government recommendations, we are OPEN and all of our scheduled productions will GO AHEAD as planned. Should the Government position change we will, of course, take heed of any advice or instruction, but until that time - THE SHOW WILL GO ON!
It is with great sadness that we have had to say goodbye to Keith Ellis, one of the founder members of Barnsley Theatre Trust (1998) Limited, and a Trustee at The Lamproom for the past twenty one years. Keith will be missed by all of the Trustees, staff, volunteers and audience members at The Lamproom Theatre and our sincere condolences are sent to his family.
It's almost your last chance to take advantage of The Lamproom Theatre Company's Season Ticket Offer - if you purchase tickets for 'A Bunch of Amateurs', 'Brassed Off' and 'When We Are Married' at the same time you only pay £33.00 - what great value for three fantastic nights out at your local theatre? Go on-line NOW to book - the offer ends on Saturday 7th March 2020 (subject to availability) so don't delay - book TODAY!
‘Avenue Q’ arrived in the West End with a bang and now makes its Barnsley debut. Many people associate puppet shows with children, but ‘Avenue Q’ is aimed at an adult audience. The style of the show is a real a mix of old school vaudeville puppetry from the likes of puppetry legends Bernie Clifton, Paul Zerdin and Keith Harris with a splash of humour from the not very PC Ricky Gervais, Julian Clary and Roy Chubby Brown. Recommended age 14+
As we look forward to better weather and lighter nights, The Lamproom is as busy as ever in its 21st year. Many productions are either SOLD OUT or have LIMITED AVAILABILITY – book NOW to avoid disappointment!
Forget the prospect of Storm Dennis - why not come down to The Lamproom for an evening of the orchestral, soulful sounds of The Coalfield Symphony?
If you are an 80's child, then come down to The Lamproom this week for 'That 80's Feeling' - you won;t be disappointed! It's an evening of music, facts, comedy and TV clips from the 80's, so there's sure to be something to bring back memories of your era - what are you waiting for?
In its 54 years, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra has helped launch the careers of many of the UK’s most-admired jazz singers and instrumentalists, such as Amy Winehouse, Kwabs, Laura Jurd, Yazz Ahmed, Espa, Stan Sulzmann, and Gwilym Simcock. In this concert, the orchestra delivers a programme celebrating the greatest jazz classics ever written. Featuring tunes by the indisputable jazz masters, such as Ellington and Monk, this concert explores some landmarks of the jazz canon with the future stars of the UK jazz scene.