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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Andy Parsons - Work in Progress

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now…

Barbara Nice - Raffle!

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket! Catch Barbara Nice as she sets out to be all-conquering with a four-part BBC Radio 2 series due for broadcast in March 2017. Better still, experience this critically…

Belshazzar’s Feast

Playpen On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow…

Dr Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond - NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic - combines both of his 2016 sell-out Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening. Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in only 99 minutes. “If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should…

Finding Dory

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe
  • UK release: 29 July 2016

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

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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…

A Hologram for the King

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France/German/US
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tom Tykwer
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Side Babette Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Sarita Choudhury
  • UK release: 20 May 2016

Alan Clay (Hanks) is a washed-up American businessman trying to set up an IT deal with the Saudi King. Based on Dave Eggers's 2012 novel; although the female roles are underwritten, Hanks is on song as the central character in a quirky adult maturation story told with real panache and atmosphere.

Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian

Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity. One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended…

Love & Friendship

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Ireland/Netherlands/France/US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Whit Stillman
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.


The Old Town Hall in association with Trestle The Old Town Hall is delighted to present a collaborative project between Trestle Theatre Company and M-ask, a new theatre group formed of young people from Dacorum, culminating in this devised theatre piece that integrates mask and physical theatre. The project has looked…

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Mitch Benn: Don't Fear The Reaper

It's been a morbid time for "the country's leading musical satirist" (The Times); he's turned 46 - over the hill by anyone's standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him…Mitch confronts his - and YOUR…

A Real Fairy Story

Ripstop Theatre A show full of wonder, mayhem and close encounters of the fairy kind. Miss Amelia Buttersnap is an expert on fairies but she has never even seen one! She needs to photograph one for her book but how can she get one? With the help of an assortment of gadgets and her wise cat she finds herself in…

Sara Pascoe: Animal

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Screaming Blue Murder - Christmas Edition

It's that time of year again….The festive chuckle-fest that is the Christmas Screaming Blue Murder. The probability of snow is high, sightings of reindeer are on the increase and the chance of getting the present you always wanted instead of socks / bathsalts are stacked in your favour. OK, maybe not. But you'll…

ShooShoobaby's Christmas Party

The "effortlessly funny" musical double act, ShooShooBaby, have a well-earned reputation for excellent singing and musicianship. Their unashamedly sparkly and flamboyant Christmas Party includes witty new arrangements of much-loved songs alongside some less well-known vintage gems such as 'Angie the Christmas Tree Angel'.

Steve Gribbin: Shunted Again

Veteran train traveller and highly experienced stand-up comedian Steve Gribbin rails against the current state of Britain’s Railway system. Using his very worst journeys as examples, Steve takes us on a (de)tour of cancellations, delays and overcrowding that’s enough to drive you to drive. It’s the antidote to Michael…

Stuart Goldsmith - Compared to What

Fresh from appearances on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ (Comedy Central), ‘As Yet Untitled’ (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent. The host of the ‘Comedian’s Comedian Podcast’ (over 6 million downloads…

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