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Little Theatre - 4 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston
Tel: - (1 876) 926-6129
The Little Theatre was opened in 1961 and has since become the popular theatre in Jamaica (if not the whole region) for innovative Caribbean performance.
The Little Theatre is home to the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) which famously hosts the annual pantomime at the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston every year. The theatre houses performances by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), the Jamaican folk singers, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Stella Marris Dance Troupe and many other professional and amateur performing groups. Lectures, concerts and film viewings are also held here.
The 600 seat Little Theatre was opened in 1961, funded by the profits from several years of the LTM annual pantomime and donations made by the public. To this day, profits made by the pantomime (still held at the larger Ward Theatre) to allow the LTM to provide subsidised use of the theatre to troupes with smaller budgets.
The theatre was designed by Gilbert Pratley in collaboration with Sir Noel Coward and was opened by Sir Kenneth Blackbourne.
The site of the Little Theatre is also home to "the Little Little Theatre". This is a smaller 150 seat capacity studio style theatre which was formerly the rehearsal room of the Little Theatre.© 2012 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com