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