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Your Visit

To the Roman Theatre

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.

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 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.

The elements

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.


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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