The Maltings Theatre




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

A regional producing theatre of quality and distinction.

The Maltings Theatre presents two major seasons of new theatre productions each year, in the Spring and Autumn. The theatre programme is produced by OVO, the award winning resident company at The Maltings Theatre. It also features associate companies including Charles Court Opera, one of the UK’s leading and most versatile chamber opera companies, and Dyad Productions, with its innovative yet classic interpretations of existing text.

The Maltings Theatre also presents a regular programme of live music, with a weekly jazz club curated by Herts Jazz and a monthly folk club produced by St Albans Folk. The Maltings Theatre hosts a programme of weekly drama and music classes for children and is available for hire for community performances, meetings and events of all types.

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.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
By Christopher Hampton | Based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
Directed by Adam Nichols
Two former lovers come together in pre-revolutionary France to corrupt the innocent and the virtuous for selfish kicks and fresh sexual conquests. These consummate seducers wield sex as a means to power, apply battleground strategies to affairs of the human heart and play seduction as a competitive sport. But when he falls in love for real, she realises she is playing a game with something and someone that she can't bear to lose.
Vinegar Tom
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Matthew Parker
Alice thinks she has met the devil and dreams of him nightly, wishing he’d return. Does this make her a witch? Betty, the teenage daughter of a wealthy landowner, has refused to marry and is locked up in her room by her parents, convinced she is bewitched. A farmer and his wife are blighted by bad luck. Convinced their neighbour Joan (along with her cat Vinegar Tom) has put a curse on them, they whip up a whirlwind of fear and fire. Into this perfect storm of superstition and slander a renowned “witch-finder” arrives and it’s not long until almost every woman in the village has the finger of suspicion pointing at them.
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