Our History

The Nairn Drama Club

Nairn Drama is the owner, and resident company, of The Little Theatre with a vibrant history of past productions which we hope to showcase online soon.

Founded as Nairn Drama Club in 1946, in 1958 the club bought an old Salvation Army hall and a decrepit wooden coppersmith's shed for £450 to make a very basic Little Theatre with wooden benches and six ancient spotlights. Actors dressed in the Links School and ran along Grant Street in Costume.

In 1983 and 2004 The Little Theatre was rebuilt and developed to give the club and touring drama and music groups professional standard facilities.

The theatre recieived considerable investment in 2024 to improve its energy efficiency and update technical equipment and Nairn Drama continues to invest in their home to provide a welcoming venue for all.

Activities include drama, comedy, revue, musicals, and - of course - the annual Pantomime!

Nairn Drama

In 2001, Nairn Drama was formed as a Company and Charity with the stated aims;

To foster and promote the maintenance, improvement, development, study and practice of dramatic art in all its forms and the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dramatic art in all its forms among the inhabitants of Nairn and elsewhere.
To promote and conduct theatrical, film and musical performances, lectures, concerts, festivals, exhibitions and such other educational enterprises, to establish or further the work of charitable institutions; and to provide a means for bringing to the attention of the inhabitants of Nairn and elsewhere, the work of creative artists in the field of dramatic art in all its forms.


The Little Theatre is staffed entirely by volunteers of the Nairn Drama Club.

We are lucky to have many with professional experience in performance, dance, and direction along with experienced front of house and catering in addition to experts in technical disciplines such as stage management, lighting, sound, and scenic work.