The Old Town Hall Arts Centre

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre
The Old Town Hall Arts Centre
High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AE
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Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

Lee Noble presents Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century, Bob…

Sat 11 Nov

£14 (£12)

A Christmas Carol

Proteus Theatre Company presents “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Join us for a traditional taste of Christmas with this Dickens classic. The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge gets a fast and funny face-lift that will be just the ticket for families this December. Three…

Tue 19 Dec

£8

Wed 20 Dec

£8

Thu 21 Dec

£8

…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Despicable Me 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
  • UK release: 30 June 2017

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of…

Sat 25 Nov

Fences

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 19min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Troy (Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a…

Wed 25 Oct

Get Set Go Dacorum - Let's Dance

Get Set Go Dacorum: Let’s Dance – a happy fusion of getting active, getting involved and getting healthy through the power of dance and movement. If you are 55 years and over, looking to mix dance and fitness then this may be the activity for you. There are two dance classes held in the theatre at The Old Town Hall on a…

…and 4 more dates until 11 Dec

Joan

House/ Oval House presents What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, JOAN is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog. The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and…

Fri 3 Nov

£12

Joglaresa: Make We Mirth

Using no mirth-control, Joglaresa blow the dust off medieval song and romp through Christmas Past - with medieval and folk song as a springboard for their invention. Amongst their own newly-composed carols such as A Lovely Rose and a mashup of rapper Flo Rida's You Spin My Head Round with a medieval motet, there will…

Sat 9 Dec

£14 (£12)

John Robins: The Darkness Of Robins

Robins reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£14.50

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£14.50

Jonathan Pie: Work in Progress

Jonathan Pie is returning to the stage in 2018 with a brand new live show following a sell out tour ending at The London Palladium, A show that was described as “electrifying” CHORTLE, “Blistering” Evening standard and 'desperately misjudged’ The Times. Join him for this work in progress show as he warms up, blows up and…

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Wed 31 Jan 2018

Leaf by Niggle

Puppet State Theatre presents Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas. The painting keeps getting bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it… In…

Fri 24 Nov

£8

Lucy Porter - Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter’s brand new stand-up tour. In these combative times, it's easy to be irritated, offended or downright enraged by other people. How do we know which causes are worth fighting for? Lucy uses her hilarious experiences to help you decide. Recent TV and radio appearances include: QI, Insert Name Here, Alan…

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£14 (£12)

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense

Makin Projects presents Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; he is not a trickster, there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. His awe inspiring…

Sat 25 Nov

£14 (£12)

Matt Chandler Trio

Raestar Promotions presents Matt has worked with a diverse range of artists including Youth (Killing Joke, The Orb), Arno Carstens, Fake? Poly Styrene and more recently accompanied Ozark Henry on his European tour. His innovative style is supported by a career that has spanned genres from jazz to punk, folk to…

Thu 21 Dec

The Cellar Club

£13 (£11)

Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids

Morgan and West with Makin Productions presents Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West! Might…

Sat 2 Dec

£6.50

Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians

Time travelling magic duo both claim to have been born into Victorian England in 1865. Their magic is of the old-fashioned, music-hall variety with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics. Hipsters will love the steampunk aesthetic, but the kids will just be…

Sat 2 Dec

£14 (£12)

Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along (Halloween Special)

Join acclaimed children's writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books. He'll show you how to draw Tracy Beaker, Timothy Pope and lots of special spooky characters for Halloween. Plus he'll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and…

Sat 28 Oct

The Noise Next Door: Uproar!

Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour - an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new…

Fri 1 Dec

£14 (£12)

Odette

Raestar Promotions presents Odette spent four years travelling the world, paying her way by working as a singer on cruise ships. Using her free time on those long voyages to concentrate on her playing and writing, she returned from her travels with a collection of songs which form her debut album, A Shake of the…

Thu 30 Nov

The Cellar Club

£13 (£11)

A Real Alien Adventure

Miss Amelia Buttersnap, investigator of all things unseen and mysterious, inventor of gadgets both marvellous and improbable, is on a mission to prove that aliens really do exist. With her Translator Device, her Teleporter Machine and her trusty cat Tibbles, she sets off in her home-made rocket on a rip-roaring…

Sat 11 Nov

£6.50

The Red Room

Rumpus Theatre Company presents Everyone warned against it, but stubbornness is a curious thing … one night, entirely alone in an apparently haunted room. It’s a familiar scenario but the outcome is totally unexpected … and utterly terrifying! 2015’s “The Haunted Dolls’ House” was “truly chilling … excellent” (The…

Tue 24 Oct

£14 (£12)

Screaming Blue Murder Christmas Special

Christmas? It’s snow joke… Ho ho ho! It’s the Screaming Blue Murder Christmas Special! Don’t be a miserable scrooge this festive season; come and join us for some cheer, chuckles and shenanigans in The Cellar Club. Noel James Noel James is a Welsh comedy genius. He’s surreal, bizarre, absurd, but above all…

Mon 18 Dec

The Cellar Club

£9 (£7)

Screaming Blue Murder: November

Monday night comedy is a bit of a tradition at The Old Town Hall's Cellar Club. Every month our trusty Screaming Blue Murder comperes, Windsor and Bennett Arron, are in the business of banishing the Monday blues in the company of some of the best and brightest names on the comedy circuit. Howard Read Howard Read is…

Mon 27 Nov

The Cellar Club

£9 (£7)

Screaming Blue Murder: October

Monday night comedy is a bit of a tradition at The Old Town Hall's Cellar Club. Every month our trusty Screaming Blue Murder comperes, Windsor and Bennett Arron, are in the business of banishing the Monday blues in the company of some of the best and brightest names on the comedy circuit. Russell Hicks American…

Mon 30 Oct

The Cellar Club

£9 (£7)

Stay (Private Hire)

The Hunter Theatre Company presents Cleo and George were the perfect couple; young and in love, the world at their feet. Until Cleo makes a decision that sends George on a downward spiral. Can they rebuild their broken relationship? Will Cleo find the strength to forgive George for the damage he has caused? A…

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£15 (£13)

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£15 (£13)

Stephen K Amos: Bread and Circuses

The stand-up comedian delivers his original material – based on current affairs including Trump and Brexit – with honesty and exuberance.

Fri 17 Nov

£16.50

Sat 18 Nov

£16.50

Team Viking

Combining storytelling, comedy and live music, this is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted - a full Viking burial.

Wed 15 Nov

£14 (£12)

T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

Wed 8 Nov

Zhenya Strigalev Band

Raestar Promotions presents Since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music, Zhenya has cut a dynamic path between the London and New York jazz scenes. He’s worked with some of today’s most forward thinking musicians and has appeared at many prestigious jazz festivals and concert venues. Since his…

Thu 26 Oct

The Cellar Club

£13 (£11)

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