Part of the
Wells Maltings Project
Registered Charity no. 1139767
Welcome to the web site of the Granary Theatre
Hosted by the Friends of the Granary

The Maltings Complex, including the Granary Theatre is now closed for refurbishment.  
The Friends of the Granary will still be presenting plays, music and comedy over the coming months.  The Sackhouse can accommodate small music groups and the High School are pleased to have theatre companies offering workshops for the students the afternoon before the performance. We may also use St. Nicholas’s Church.

We will keep you informed of future shows and venues via this web site at usual.

Wheelchair access



Performances start at 7.30 p.m. unless stated otherwise.


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Tickets for the shows promoted by the Friends of the Granary can be purchased


online  by clicking on this link -  Maltings Project Office, and clicking on ‘book now’


for the show you wish to see, from the Tourist Information Office during opening hours


or on the door from an hour before the show.


   For information please ring Pat on 01328  710193 Or email Pat


For films, opera & ballet go to www.wells-cinema.com



Friday 13th October  

At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB
Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
Hidden secrets, dark conspiracies and spies are the order of the day for 'Anglian Mist', Stuff of Dreams 2017 production.

When a noteable author and historian who specialises in Ufology  and conspiracy theories begins his lecture on the Rendlesham  Forest Incident he is somewhat taken aback when an elderly lady in the audience stands up and publicly takes exception to his claims regarding the true nature of the military installation at Orford Ness. What follows is a psychological thriller as a long-hidden cold war plot is brought kicking and screaming into the light of day with chilling consequences for all involved.

Inspired by the vast concrete pagodas and the desolate beauty of Orford Ness, this play will open with an immersive theatre experience on the Ness itself and then tour the eastern region.
Thursday 19th October  

At Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, NR23 1RB
Rumpus Theatre Company
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
A new play, written and performed by Karen Hensen based on H.G.Wells' classic ghost story 'The Red Room'.
An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room in Lorraine Castle. He intends to disprove the legends surrounding it. Despite vague warnings from the three infirm custodians who reside in the castle, the narrator ascends to the 'Red Room' to begin his night's vigil.
Everyone warned against it , but stubborness is a curious thing .......one night, entirely alone in an apparently haunted room. Its a familiar scenario, but the outcome is totally expected...and utterly terrifying !

Last Autumn’s tour of H P Lovecraft’s “THE HAUNTING OF EXHAM PRIORY” was hugely popular with audiences, with social media comments such as “Fantastic evening being spellbound by the spine-tingling new @RumpusTheatreCo ‘The Haunting of Exham Priory.’ Stunning” and “Thank you for a great night of suspense and creepiness … thoroughly enjoyed it … can’t wait to see what you do next year” …

Come and see this mesmerizing new take on H G Wells’ classic ghost story
Friday 17th November

At The Sackhouse
Vicki Swan


Voice of an Angel-Soul of the Devil'
Tickets: Adult £10, Child £5, Snr Citizen £9 (Over 65s),  Student £5,  
Friends of the Granary £8.00  (FOG card to be produced before show).
The nyckelharpa - the Swedish keyed fiddle is an instrument that is capturing the hearts of people the world over. It was once in danger of dyeing out, but kept safe and sound it is now on the up and up. Even so very few people have heard of this magnificent instrument.

Vicki goes back in time, all the way back to the medieval period to give you a potted history of the nyckelharpa. Meet nyckelharpa players from the past, but beware the one in the big black floppy hat.

Tunes, tales and intrigue will ensue.
A multimedia experience.

The fastest way to explain the show is to watch the video

Friday 27th October  

In the Gordon Barrett Memorial Hall
Clubbs Lane, NR23 1DU
Milk Presents

Tickets: Adult £10,
Milk Presents, in association with the Wells Maltings Trust, present Joan - an earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies in this smash-hit show.

Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN is the latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and cabaret prowess from the multi-award winning Milk Presents.

What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo play, with uproarious songs, about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

Joan is a drag king theatre show that aims to introduce new audiences to the ever growing art-form, placing it within theatre spaces and community settings.
Photo Credit: Field & McGlynn
Written by Lucy J Silbeck, winner of the Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award2016, supported by BBC Performing Arts Fund, Arts Council England and Derby Theatre.