Theatres and venues

St Albans offers a vibrant and varied range of arts and entertainment. In addition to the venues listed here, there are many other locations within St Albans that host events such as the Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban that hosts a packed programme of musical events throughout the year.

The Alban Arena

Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD 150px Disabled Go logo A well established entertainment venue with a busy programme of National Touring Shows, Rock and Pop Concerts, Comedy, Films, Exhibitions and the region’s most popular Christmas Pantomime.  

01727 844488 (Box Office)
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Harpenden Public Halls

Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PD 150px Disabled Go logo A growing entertainment venue in the heart of Harpenden, with a main 400 seat theatre and a smaller 100 seat studio space offering a wide program of Comedy, Music, Film and Theatre.

General enquiries: 01582 762880
Box Office: 01582 767525
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Abbey Theatre

Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL 150px Disabled Go logo Home of the Company of Ten, one of the best amateur drama groups in the country. Performances by local and national visiting companies - professional and amateur.

Box Office: 01727 857861, Theatre Manager: 01727 847472

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Maltings Arts Theatre

Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3HL 150px Disabled Go logo OVO theatre company produce around half a dozen productions each year at the Maltings Arts Theatre, and also appear regularly at other theatres both locally and nationally.

Book by phone on 0333 666 3366.

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The Odyssey Cinema

166 London Road, St Albans AL1 1PG The Odyssey is a glorious one-screen art deco (much like The Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted) showing a repertory programme of old and new, well-known and films to discover.

Box Office: 01727 453088

Trestle Arts Base

Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ Trestle is a mask and physical theatre company based in St Albans, at Trestle Arts Base. Participatory and performance work for 11 to 25 year-olds is Trestle’s priority. Over the past 5 years, Trestle has collaborated with UK and international artists to explore what happens when they unmasks and uses voice, text, and dance. 

Tel: 01727 850950

St Albans Town Hall

Market Place, St Albans, AL3 5DJ St Albans Town Hall is one of the city's landmarks. Grade II* listed and situated alongside the Market Place, it is at the centre of the city.  The Town Hall is currently closed to the public, to enable conversion of the Town Hall into a new Museum and Art Gallery. For more information about the New Museum and Gallery, visit

The Sandpit Theatre

Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX 150px Disabled Go logoProfessional performance venue on the campus of Sandringham School. Opened in 2001, the theatre has proved to be an invaluable asset both to the school and the community.

Tel: 01727 799565

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UHArts, The Weston Auditorium

University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL1 9EU The Weston Auditorium is our impressive multi-purpose arts venue. Each year it plays host to a wide-range of arts events across all platforms. See cult, classic and independent cinema on the impressive cinema screen, or the latest national touring dance and theatre productions brought to life on the stage, or watch an exciting array of music performances. 

Tel: 01707 281127