The Drayton Theatre began life as a function room above the Drayton Arms.
It was used as a rehearsal room for actors from BBC TV in its early days, becoming a rehearsal studio for the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in 1985.
Shortly afterward, the studio was converted into a theatre, running 12 public performances each year for 20 years before falling out of use.
In 2010 a decision was made to reopen the theatre and the space was upgraded, finally opening in 2011.
The 50-seat theatre hosts visiting productions from the UK and USA. It is available for hire.