During the summer off-season, work has been underway to transform the Westgate venue’s auditorium into somewhere more befitting of its name.
Using a crowdfunding campaign and an appeal to the public, the Lamproom has sought to represent the borough’s mining heritage even more by using mining lamps as house lights.
The theatre aimed to represent every pit on the Barnsley Coalfield with its collection.
And theatre founder John Kelly said it was a triumphant moment on Tuesday when the final lamp was delivered a kind donation from the National Coalmining Museum, based at Caphouse Colliery in Wakefield.
John said: “The manager of the NCM, Andy Smith, delivered the lamp. Caphouse used to be in the Barnsley Coalfield so it is appropriate to have it represented here. Work in the auditorium is just about finished. With this donation, we have about 45 to 46 lamps in total.”