The Maltings Theatre

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The home of live theatre in the heart of St Albans.

A regional producing theatre of quality and distinction, managed by OVO.

The Maltings Theatre has been a part of St Albans’ cultural scene for the past 30 years, building a rich heritage and providing a home for scores of live performances that might otherwise have struggled to find a stage.

Many of the UK’s great performers of the last three decades have appeared at the venue – from Eddie Izzard to Steven Berkoff, Jackie Dankworth to Stan Tracey.

After a period of temporary closure, OVO took over the management of The Maltings Theatre in 2011. Over the past decade, it has breathed new life into this venerable cultural venue and re-established the theatre’s presence and reputation as a regional and national theatre of quality and distinction.

OVO produces two major seasons of new theatre productions at The Maltings Theatre each year, in the Spring and Autumn.

Alongside OVO’s in house productions, the theatre programme features associate companies including Charles Court Opera, one of the UK’s leading and most versatile chamber opera ensembles, and Dyad Productions, with its innovative yet classic interpretations of existing text.

The Maltings Theatre also presents a regular lineup of live music events and a programme of weekly drama and music classes for children. The venue is available for hire for community performances, meetings and events of all types.

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John McCusker
Featuring Sam Kelly, Helen McCabe and Toby Shaer.
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The Kiss That Missed
David Melling’s delightful series of Knightly Tales is brought to life with charm and humour.
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Cyclops
How the hero Odysseus defeats the one-eyed giant Polyphemus with songs, dances and rude jokes.
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Alan Barnes Octet
The ultimate man-about-British-jazz - a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and bandleader.
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Express G&S
The "masters of G&S in small spaces” present their side-splitting spoof of the classic railway mystery.
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You Can’t Stop the Beat
A bite sized, interactive, live music event for primary school children and family audiences.
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Rent
Measure your Life in Love… Jonathan Larson’s iconic musical that defined a generation.
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The War of the Worlds
The science fiction classic performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average…
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Tiresias
Physical storytelling and live music weaves together with flair and delight to tell this classic tale.
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The Lion
“Every heart is made stronger by scars”. A one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival.
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The Importance of Being Earnest
A bold, imaginative and surprising jazz musical remix of Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people”.
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The Wind in the Willows
An anarchic spin on Kenneth Grahame’s classic countryside caper. Frantically feral family fun.
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Jekyll and Hyde
Enjoy this classic novella as one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
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Terry Deary’s Twisted Tales
A brand new original family comedy by Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories.
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Complete Works of William Shakespeare
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of the Bard's plays in 97 minutes!
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Little Women
The timeless and captivating tale brought to life in a brand new adaptation, perfect for all the family.
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The Woman In White
A sensational story of secret societies, sordid asylums, stolen identities and enduring love.
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Joshua and Me
A one woman show about being a sibling to someone who's autistic with laughter, love, and original music.
Playing Latinx
An actor from Latin America tries to find his place in the UK theatre scene, all funny accents and salsa rhythms.
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