Harpenden Public Halls

Harpenden Public Halls
Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1PD
  • Box office 01582 767525
  • General enquiries 01582 762880
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; evening and weekend opening hours vary.
  • Email
  • Website www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk
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Harpenden Public Halls

Harpenden Public Halls is set on the edge of Harpenden Common, close to the town centre and train station. We are recognised as being the hub of the community and host everything from pre-school activities, educational programmes, dance classes, antiques fairs and NHS blood donor sessions to a wide variety of club events.

Our entertainment programme is extremely varied and regularly hosts world-class touring performers, tribute acts, comedy, children’s shows, theatre productions, schools concerts, an annual Christmas Panto as well as an excellent film programme hosted by the Harpenden Film Society.

Both of our rooms are available for hire. The smaller Southdown Room is a more intimate space and can hold 120 persons, whilst the larger Eric Morecambe Hall can seat a maximum of 400 seated or 600 standing.

It is an ideal venue for all types of functions ranging from wedding receptions to parties and wakes as well as conferences, talks and is often used as a film location.

We have a licensed bar and a professional kitchen which is also available for use.

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10cc´s Graham Gouldman & Heart Full Of Songs

Graham Gouldman formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes. The format became so popular…

Tue 10 Oct

£26.95 / 01582 767525

Angelos and Barry

Entirely improvised silliness from two of the world's deepest thinkers.

Fri 3 Nov

£15 / 01582 767525


In the solemn world of British prog, Caravan were always the cheekiest lads on the block: it's hard to imagine Yes titling one of their albums Cunning Stunts. A dedicated fanbase has ensured the band's survival for over 40 years, and even the lineup has remained relatively stable.

Thu 16 Nov

£22.50 / 01582 767525

Danny Bhoy

Observational wit and dry humour from the Dumfriesshire stand-up.

Fri 27 Oct

£15 / 01582 767525

Danny Bryant


Fri 13 Oct

£14.75 / 01582 767525

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

The tribute act performs songs by Pink Floyd, including songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£18.50 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Dick Whittington

Join your hero Dick Whittington and his faithful cat Tommy as they set out on a quest to find fame and fortune in this ultimate rags to riches tale.Will Dick find the streets paved with gold? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice? Will he defeat the evil King Rat? The story takes us from Gloucester to London and then…

Sat 9 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £12; £12) / 01582 767525

  • 13:00 – 15:30
  • 18:00 – 20:30

Sun 10 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £12; £12) / 01582 767525

  • 11:30 – 14:00
  • 16:00 – 18:30

Tue 12 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £12; £12) / 01582 767525

  • 10:00 – 12:30
  • 17:00 – 19:30
…and 10 more dates until 22 Dec


The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time they sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and 12 Top 40 singles, including 3 Top 10s. The Top 5 hit 'Good Enough' is still a staple of radio playlists around the world. Their 2016 album, What Are We Fighting For, was…

Sat 28 Jul 2018

£20 / 01582 767525

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3+.

Wed 23 Aug

£10 ( £36) / 01582 767525

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Fri 10 Nov

£24.75 / 01582 767525

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Thu 21 Sep

£19 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Faith – The George Michael Legacy

The pop singer has his pop hits performed live by Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£22.50 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Fri 22 Sep

£20.35 / 01582 767525

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£24.75 / 01582 767525

Graham Gouldman

10cc man jointly responsible for hit 'I'm Not in Love', as well as songs that became hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, tours his new solo material and impressive back catalogue.

Tue 10 Oct

£24.50 / 01582 767525

Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Live music festival with a lineup including Hitman Blues Band & The New York City Horns, Lisa Mills, Red Butler, Matt Woosey Band and Jack J Hutchinson.

Sat 22 Jul

£27.50 / 01582 767525

Harpenden Record Fair

FREE Entry 1,000s of records, CDs, Memorabilia, Rarities & Bargains. Refreshments all day. Whether you are a dealer or just have some old vinyl to sell, why not book a table? For further information please contact Harpenden Public Halls: Telephone: 01582 762880 Email: HPHAdmin@1Life.co.uk

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 01582 767525

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Icicle Works

The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.

Fri 20 Oct

£22 / 01582 767525

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Thu 19 Oct

£25 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Kathy Lette's Girls Night Out

New show from Kathy Lette, taking everything on board – from puberty to menopause – with men, marriage, toy boys, Prince William, and George Clooney along the way.

Wed 15 Nov

£16 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:00

The Kilkennys

The four-piece from Kilkenny plays Irish folk and ballads.

Sat 1 Jul

£16 / 01582 767525

Thu 6 Jul

£16 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30

Laurence Jones

Singer-songwriter/guitarist playing energetic modern blues-rock.

Thu 2 Nov

£15.75 / 01582 767525

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Tue 29 Aug

£18 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30

The Real Thing

1970s soul band celebrating 40 years in the business perform their classic hits including 'You To Me Are Everything', 'Can't Get By Without You' and 'Can You Feel The Force?'.

Sat 21 Oct

£22.50 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30

The Rezillos

The legendary day-glo Scots punks, fronted by the fabulous Fay Fife.

Sat 18 Nov

£19.80–£20.25 / 01582 767525


Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£22 / 01582 767525

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Fri 8 Sep

£21.45 / 01582 767525

Simon Day: In Character

Legend of The Fast-Show, Simon Day takes to the stage to present his different comedy characters.

Sat 14 Oct

£22 / 01582 767525

Sister Act

Harpenden Light Operatic Society present Sister Act.

Tue 3 Oct

£9–£13 / 01582 767525

Wed 4 Oct

£12–£14 / 01582 767525

Thu 5 Oct

£12–£14 / 01582 767525

…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

Sister Act Matinee

Harpenden Light Operatic Society present Sister Act.

Sat 7 Oct

£9–£13 / 01582 767525

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Thu 6 Jul

£27.50 / 01582 767525


If you love an authentic blend of Motown Stax and Atlantic then Soulfish are a wish come true. Renowned as the band that delivers its classic brand of high energy soul with total commitment to entertainment and performance. Soulfish are a 10-piece band who for the past 15 years have bossed the North London soul scene.

Fri 1 Dec

£18 / 01582 767525

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Summer Sounds In Hertfordshire

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival… Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK and adding a distinct Americana flavour to the line-up; with Hitman Blues Band & The New York City Horns headlining plus five other very different, but striking bands, this will…

Sat 22 Jul

£22 / 01582 767525

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Fri 17 Nov

£21.45 / 01582 767525

Toploader & Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones incorporated elements of electronic music styles such as house and techno to an indie rock format, along with fellow British groups such as The Shamen, Pop Will Eat Itself and EMF. Indeed Jesus Jones were one of the leading purveyors of the early 1990s alternative dance scene. They achieved initial critical…

Fri 30 Jun

£27.50 / 01582 767525

Walter Trout

Blues guitarist who has played with the likes of John Mayall, Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker.

Wed 18 Oct

£27.50 / 01582 767525

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