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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Acoustic Theatre (CAD's 70th Anniversary Show)

Community Action Dacorum presents A showcase of local talent and birthday celebration. This year, Community Action Dacorum (CAD) reaches its 70th anniversary and you’re invited to join in the celebrations at The Old Town Hall! Community Action Dacorum is a charity that works to ensure a vibrant community and aims…

Sat 7 Oct

Ali Cook: Principles of Deception

“The Show is Perfection” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby Star of the West End magic spectacular ‘Impossible,’ ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ (ITV1), 'Dirty Tricks' (Ch4), 'Monkey Magic' (Five), ‘Psychic Secrets ‘(Five) and the ‘Jerry@Trick’ show with Jerry Sadowitz (Five). Ali Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic…

Sat 21 Oct

£13 (£11)

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)

Bessie Smith - Empress of the Blues

Ffar Cotton Promotions presents Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. Bessie is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers. Ma Bessie (Julia…

Sat 30 Sep

£14 (£12)


MONSTRO Theatre presents This is the story of some books. Some books who live in a library. But this is no ordinary library. This library belongs to Brian. It’s a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… But one day Brian seems to change and the library goes…

Sat 14 Oct

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


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…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Daniel Sloss: NOW

The Scottish comedian, and recent recipient of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival 'Best of the Fest' International Award, presents his latest show.

Fri 6 Oct

£13.50 (£11)

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

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 9 more dates until 11 Dec

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

So Television presents The star of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat is airing stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling - down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career…

Wed 18 Oct


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


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

Double Chortle Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself. London’s saddest DJ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t.

Fri 9 Mar 2018


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


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


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)

Not About Heroes

Flying Bridge Theatre Company and Seabright Productions in association with Pleasance and Newport Live present Stephen Macdonald’s Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War One poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. They met at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917 and bonded over a…

Wed 11 Oct

£14 (£12)


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)

Perfectly Imperfect Women

Wizard Presents A biographical wonder tale. Following a sold-out performance at Hemel Hempstead Library in March 2017, multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller, in association with OvalHouse, presents this powerful and universal story. Created in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, this show…

Wed 20 Sep

£9 (£7)

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


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)

Robert Newman: A History of Western Philosophy

A new show inspired by Rob's award-winning Radio 4 series Neuropolis.

Fri 29 Sep


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)

Screaming Blue Murder: September

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. Tez Ilyas Tez Ilyas started…

Mon 25 Sep

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


Sat 18 Nov



Makin Projects presents STUFF is a love story but not one you’ve seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody’s love story. STUFF is playful, funny, sad and familiar. Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this…

Fri 13 Oct

£14 (£12)

Superwomen of Science

Electric Voice Theatre Company presents In a virtuoso solo performance, Frances Lynch sings spectacular stories, highlighting outstanding achievements by female scientists whose pioneering work has transformed all our lives. The show features ancient music by George Frideric Handel, Hildegard von Bingen and modern…

Tue 3 Oct

£14 (£12)

Team Viking

Tangram Theatre presents Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Combining…

Wed 15 Nov

£14 (£12)

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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