The Old Town Hall

Proudly standing in the heart of Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town High Street since 1852, The Old Town Hall has been a buzzing arts space since 1978. From hosting famous faces from the world of comedy, to showcasing the work of emerging and critically acclaimed performers, The Old Town Hall boasts a varied and high quality programme for local audiences of all ages.

Some of the more famous names include comedians Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan (of Alan Partridge fame) Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Ardal O Hanlon (Father Dougal in Father Ted) Paul Merton, Jack Dee, actors Kate Beckinsale (daughter of Richard, and star of small screen), Mark Thomas and the ever popular Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Every season our intimate 120-seat theatre plays host to an enthralling and thought-provoking programme of live theatre from a wide variety of professional touring theatre companies.

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23rd May 2019


Kim Cypher Band

Having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as 'funky saxophonist meets 1940's jazz singer'. Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with some original tracks from her recently released album 'Kim x' ; the follow-up to her acclaimed debut 'Make Believe'.

With performances all across the UK and in New York under her belt, Kim will be appearing alongside her fabulous band featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians as part of her Kim x' album tour. She is now emerging as one of the most exciting female saxophonists, jazz vocalists and composers on the circuit; her work and appearances include BBC Radio 2, Sky TV's 'Cruising With The Stars' and alongside 'Britain's Got Talent' finalists.

“Exciting stuff!" - Clare Teal – BBC Radio 2

Suitable for all ages
Show length: 80 mins approx. plus interval

Herts Big Weekend winners will win a pair of tickets.

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13th April 2019


Collar and Cuffs Co. present

When Crabby the hermit crab loses his shell after being cursed by a Mermaid, he is up against the turning tides and must find a new one as soon as possible. He soon discovers it is not easy getting what you want if you're, well, a bit crabby. Experience a giant jellyfish, a happy flappy seagull, and even a parade in this this award-winning musical multi-sensory show.

Featuring a performance plus a sensory play session, this little tale explores anger, frustration and tantrums plus lots of simple low cost/no cost ways to release big feelings in safe ways.

All performances are Relaxed, signed, and are fully accessible for children and young people with special needs. Suggested age range of 0-7.

Suitable for ages: 0 - 7 years
Show length: 50 mins approx.
(Capacity is limited to 60 seats)

Herts Big Weekend winners will win a pair of tickets.

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14th June 2019


Do You Think That’s Wise?

In an affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars; impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, as well as co-creator & co-star of BBC2's Pompidou with Matt Lucas), brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee. John Le Mesurier charmed millions and became a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army.

Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – setbacks that shook him personally but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered.
Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era.

“A compelling performance” - Chortle
“An impressionist tour de force” - Independent

Suitable for ages: 14+
Show length: 70 mins approx

Herts Big Weekend winners will win a pair of tickets.

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30th April 2019


A Star is Born (15)

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Running Time: 2hr 16mins

Herts Big Weekend winners will win a pair of tickets.

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29th April 2019


Screaming Blue Murder (or SBM to its friends) is The Old Town Hall’s resident monthly comedy club.

In April, club compere, Windsor will be joined by Debra Jane Appleby and Ian Cognito for Monday night comedy mayhem in The Cellar Club.

Suitable for ages 18 +

Herts Big Weekend winners will win a pair of tickets.

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The Old Town Hall
High Street
Hemel Hempstead

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01442 228091
Standard ticket prices
£5.50 to £14.50
Nearest Station
Hemel Hempstead, 2.5 miles
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