The Norbury Theatre & Cinema
The Norbury Theatre & Cinema is situated inside Norbury House, an Art Deco building which started life as a luxury hotel – thought to rival even the most luxurious premisies. The life of the building as a hotel was reasonably short-lived, it having being used as a military hospital in WWII.
The Norbury Theatre came into being in 1962 for the sole purpose for local amateur societies having a venue for performance. There had been a few available halls including a new modern cinema built in the Thirties as was the Winter Gardens stage. However, in the Sixties the cinema could not be hired anymore due to likely damage to the new wide screens and the Winter Gardens stage was demolished to make way for a revamp of that building so it was imperative that the amateur performers find a new home.
The Norbury Theatre is run entirely by volunteers. The Theatre provides a full programmeof productions throughout the year, both by its own members and by visiting groups.
If you would like to know more about how you can support the theatre or would like to become involved, please ask one of the volunteer staff or call us for more details.
from Norbury Theatre & Cinema website
Box Office/Enquiries: 01905 770154