Shows & Events
We present a varied and growing schedule of events throughout the year.
An adaptable and central venue. Close to parking and transport links. Perfect for any event, performance or occasion.
A Central location at the heart of Lowestoft
Excellent transport links nearby including free evening parking, a short walk from the theatre.
The Players Theatre,
Battery Green Road,
Your visit to the Players Theatre All you need to know
Local parking is available close to the theatre. Open air public car parks are located off of the roundabout on the A47 at the top of Battery Green Road, on Whapload Road and Gordon Road. Short stay on street parking can be found around the theatre. Drop offs/Pick ups can be made next to the theatre on Grove Road.
The Theatre Bar will be open before each performance for pre-drinks and throughout each show serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks. Light refreshments including ice creams are available from the bar and in the auditorium during the interval.
Access within the building
The main entrance to the theatre is made via three small steps at the front of the building. Ramp access can be made available. There are no other steps inside the building apart from the raised seating areas at the rear of the auditorium.
Access to the building can only be made using the main entrance at the front of the building. There is a portable ramp stored next to the entrance which can easily be provided for access. Please speak to one of our bookings team if you have specific access requirements. Please call our bookings team to discuss availability for disabled theatregoers and companions. This will ensure we offer the best possible seats and service.
One accessible toilet with alarm is available in the main foyer. There are no steps or ramps needed to access the toilet, it is on ground level.
Hearing Aid Loop System
At this time, regrettably there is no hearing aid loop system installed in any part of the building.
Ladies and Gentelmens toilets are located at the front of the building only. These can become busy during the intermission.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the Players Theatre. Please speak to one of our bookings team to ensure we have allocated the best possible seats for your part. We would suggest if booking yourself, that end of isle seats are best to allow plenty of room.
If you have any further queries, please get in touch. Our team will be happy to assist.
From Bethel... To Theatre A potted history
'The Bethel' opened in February 1899 as the Seamen’s and Fishermen’s Bethel after previously being in Commercial Road since 1864. The building closed around 2008 and was sold by the British International Sailors' Society to The Lowestoft Players as a headquarters with lots of potential.
During 2012 The Players launched an extensive programme of fundraising with the intention of converting the large rehearsal hall into a performance space. Following months of hard work, a building programme that included new toilet facilities and a licensed bar, the first stage of an ambitious project was realised.
In December 2012 the newly transformed 200 seater 'Players Theatre' opened to the general public with a 10 performance run of 'A Christmas Spectacular!'
The future will see The Players continue to perform their large scale pantomime and spring musical productions at the Marina Theatre and see The Players Theatre, at the historic Bethel, as an additional complimentary venue which will allow them to stage a number of exciting smaller productions that would not normally be viable to the town's larger 700 seater venue.
Fundraising and maintenance work continues constantly to ensure this precious buildings future.
Times gone by. 'The Fishermans Bethel' standing proud.
The heart of the fish market, with 'The Bethel' in shot close behind.
Attractive & Extensive facilities for hire
Fabulous multi-purpose facilities available for hire in central Lowestoft. The perfect space for all occasions!
For all booking enquiries please contact our team.
As well as an ideal rehearsal space, The Players Theatre has been used as a multi-purpose venue for concerts, conferences, talks, exhibitions, parties and many special occasions.
Events, Meetings, Conferences, Talks, Gigs & Performances
200 seater adaptable performance space.
Up to 6 large round tables are available for all hires.
Fully licensed Bar facilities.
Facilities for the preparation of food and serving Tea & Coffee.
Generous lighting and sound equipment available.
Rehearsals, Meetings and Gatherings
The building features one large rehearsal room which transforms into a comfortable performance space. Two smaller additional rooms are available, as well as a central 'Green Room' with Bar and Kitchen.
Large rehearsal room with wooden floor and mirrors.
Portable rehearsal sound system and keyboard provided in main room and fixed sound system and piano provided in medium room.
Medium rehearsal room with wooden floor.
Get in touch with us
For all non-specific & volunteering enquiries
The Players Theatre,
Battery Green Road,
Phone: 01502 563614
For all booking enquiries