Welcome

The Merlin Theatre is reopening!

Merlin Theatre
Freeman College singers
Merlin Theatre
Refurbished auditorium architects' visualisation
Merlin Theatre
Exterior views of the theatre
Merlin Theatre
In the grounds at Tintagel House
Merlin Theatre
Dance rehearsal in the studio
Merlin Theatre
Redevelopment work in progress
Merlin Theatre
Redevelopment work in progress
Merlin Theatre rigging
Redevelopment work in progress

The Merlin is a thriving arts centre and a unique place for celebrating the creative potential of young people with special educational needs.

 Want to know more about the reopening of the Merlin theatre and how to get involved? 

The beautiful theatre is set in the gardens of Tintagel House, Nether Edge and is currently undergoing a major renovation.
The theatre, sadly, had to close in 2011 due to flood damage and its reopening in Autumn 2015 will create a new home for:

 

  • Sheffield’s own drama, dance and music groups rehearsals and performances
  • Diverse, mixed ability art and creative work from around the world
  • Children’s and youth theatre from South Yorkshire, Freeman College and Brantwood Specialist School
  • Arts, wellbeing and ecology fairs and festivals
  • International summer schools to share and exchange creative work and play

This website gives you information about the Merlin, how you can make a contribution to its renovation and success, rewards for donations and opportunities to get involved. Thanks to our successful fundraising, the Merlin now has a fresh, joyous interior – we now just need new seating.

Merlin Theatre JustGiving Campaign


The Merlin is run by Freeman College and Brantwood Specialist School in Sheffield. Both the College and the School are part of Ruskin Mill Trust, the UK wide charity specialising in educational and residential care for young people with learning disabilities and difficulties.