How to find us

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium is situated on Bluehouse Hill, St Albans, AL3 6AE. Click here for the Google Map.

There is no parking or drop off at the Roman Theatre itself – please do not try to enter the site in your car. The nearest parking (2 minutes’ walk from the theatre) is the St Albans Museum car park. Please note that this car park may be full at peak times, especially at weekends – alternative parking can be found on King Harry Lane (a 10 minute walk from the theatre), or in the city centre (a 15-20 minute walk from the theatre). The theatre is a 25 minute walk or a 10 minute taxi ride from St Albans City station.

If you have particular access requirements, please email us so that we can make appropriate arrangements to support your visit.

The elements

Little Women
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
The Roman Theatre of Verulamium
St Albans, Herts, Great Britain
Performance 4th August 2022Runs until 14th August 2022Directed by Steph Allison and Amy Connery
Presented by OVOJo, the second eldest of the March daughters and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her she can do better by making her stories more personal.Begrudgingly, Jo weaves the story of how she and her sisters - Meg, the eldest, who's on the brink of love, sweet-natured Beth who always puts others first and Amy, the youngest and most precocious - grew up in America.Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures - including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles and tragic losses, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.Louisa May Alcott’s timeless and captivating book is brought to life in a brand new adaptation, perfect for all the family. This classic story embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.Lucy Crick as Meg MarchJames Douglas as Mr BrookeGabriel Fogarty-Graveson as Laurie LaurenceKatie Friedli Walton as Jo MarchAnastasia Raymond as Beth MarchBoyd Rogers as Mr Laurence / Mr MarchKat-Anne Rogers as Mrs MarchFaith Turner as Professor Francis / Aunt MarchJane Withers as  Amy MarchSteph Allison
DirectorTom Cagnoni
Musical DirectorRúben Carneiro
Stage ManagerAmy Connery
DirectorMattis Larsen
Lighting DesignerEmma Lyth
Costumer DesignerDelga Martineau
Wardrobe SupervisorSimon Nicholas
Set DesignerLauren Wedgeworth
Stage ManagerPhotograph by Elliott Franks

Whilst we can guarantee a wonderful evening’s entertainment, we are unfortunately not in control of the great British weather.

The auditorium is open to the elements so please dress appropriately, remembering that sunburn and heatstroke are just as much of a risk as getting wet! It can be damp in the air and on the ground even on dry evenings so we recommend you bring waterproofs, but please do not bring umbrellas as they can obscure the view for other audience members.

Our performances will continue whatever the weather, unless conditions become dangerous – generally only in the event of an electrical storm. In the event of a weather related cancellation we will rebook you for a future performance – refunds are not given due to bad weather in accordance with our policy.

Food, drink and merchandise

Our hilltop bar is open before and after the performance, and during the interval and provides a range of drinks and light snacks. Why not come and enjoy the spectacular surroundings, views and sunsets over a drink?

We encourage you not to bring your own food and drink onto the site. All profits from our food and drink sales are reinvested into the Roman Theatre Open Air Festival performance programme.

We are working towards reducing our environmental impact and all cups in our bar are compostable. We are also sourcing locally wherever possible.

A range of Roman Theatre and show merchandise will be available from our shop.

All our bar and retail outlets are cashless.


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The gates open 45 minutes before the performance starts. Latecomers are not guaranteed admission and will only be allowed to enter the Arena at a suitable point in the performance.

You may wish to bring a cushion; you do not need to bring a chair. Cushions and blankets are available to hire.

Toilet facilities are provided.

The Roman Theatre is a non-smoking site. Please do not smoke anywhere in the grounds or on Gorhambury Drive – if you wish to smoke, you will need to walk out onto Bluehouse Hill.

Unfortunately, because The Roman Theatre is a scheduled ancient monument, dogs are not allowed onto the site (except guide dogs).

For any general enquiries about your booking, please email us.

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