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Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD
  • Telephone 01727 844488
  • Box office times Mon – Sat 10am–6pm, or until 8pm on performance days.
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  • Website www.alban-arena.co.uk
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80's Mania

80's Mania

Currently taking the UK by storm, it’s Europe’s official Eighties Reunion concert show!

The show features the music of 25 chart-topping pop stars including: Duran Duran, The Human League, Culture Club, Wham!, Madness, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant, Bananarama, Erasure, Nena, Soft Cell, Toni Basil, Dead or Alive, Kim Wilde plus many, many more live on stage… An incredible 150 costume changes, custom-produced dual-screen video projection, more than 35 smash hits, the superb New Romantic Band and the amazing 80’s Mania Dancers… Broader in its range of music than your widest shoulder pads, stiletto-heels-like head and shoulders above the rest, a show bigger than the biggest hair the Eighties had to offer… catch 80’s Mania – it’s sweeping the nation!

“It’s like Live Aid meets Top of the Pops…” Mike Read, Radio 1 breakfast DJ during the 80s

Featuring 80’s anthems such as Don’t You Want Me Baby, Call Me, Relax, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Karma Chameleon, Holiday, Kids in America, Stand and Deliver, Venus, Respect, I Think We’re Alone Now, Baggy Trousers, Rio, Electric Dreams, Mad World, Hey Mickey, and Turning Japanese. Plus many, many more!

Sat 6 Apr

£23

ABBA Forever

The successful tribute act perform the songs of Swedish pop band ABBA. The show is seen as a satirical parody of ABBA and has received cult status since the band was founded in 1988 by director and musician Rod Stephen in Melbourne, Australia. The show explores the music of ABBA and the flared fashion of the 70s. Stephen came up with the name Bjorn Again as a play on singer Bjorn Ulvaeus's name and as it sounds a lot like Born Again. The Bjorn Again cast stay faithful to the songs of the Swedish band and in between performs a parody of the band, performing in fake Swedish accents and with the fake names Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin and Bjorn Volvo-us. The band have performed for high profile pop stars throughout their career, including Kylie, Cher and Shania Twain. Abba songs and products continue to sell well, as can be seen by the hugely popular motion picture Mamma Mia, stage shows and Bjorn Again celebrating their 20th anniversary of the show in 2008/09.

Fri 18 Jan

£23.50

ADULTS ONLY** Snow White & The Seven **** ********!

Saturday 8 June 2019

Age Restriction: 18+ Adults Only!

Auditorium: 6:15pmShow Starts: 7pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £16**A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Dickey is a cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about!

Sat 8 Jun

£16

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Wed 15 May

£30.80

Thu 16 May

£30.80

All Star Superslam Wrestling

Saturday 23 February

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £15, £10. Family ticket: £45*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Superslam Live Wrestling returns this February to the ALBAN ARENA with a huge all-star line up of top talent from all over the world taking on the very best of British. As well as bringing some regular favourite stars back to the action we have the latest title contenders competing from the WWE UK NETWORK TV show.

Come and enjoy the 2 hour action for all the families enjoyment. Box office now open for the hottest ticket in town, don’t delay book today.

Sat 23 Feb

£15

Ardal O'Hanlon

Best known as dim-witted Father Dougal in the classic comedy series Father Ted, O'Hanlon is also a really rather good stand-up.

Sun 24 Nov

£22

Ardal O’Hanlon The Showing Off Must Go On

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management presents: Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise ,Father Ted, and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place. In an age of raging populism, MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 Gin and Tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t necessarily define him, Ardal is forced to saddle his high horse again and ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case), comedy as ever being the best emergency response mechanism to extreme events there is. Age rating: Recommended 16+

Sun 24 Nov

£22

An Audience with Liverpool Legends

Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £30 & £29 concessions*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Ultimate evening of Liverpool legends with John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy!

This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country.

There will be 55 limited opportunities for Meet and Greet pre show for photos and signatures. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of those…

Tue 28 May

£30 (£29)

An Audience With Paul Gascoigne

Friday 10 May

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets £28, £30, £35 & £60 VIP - Meet & Greet*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Known by his nickname "Gazza", the former English professional footballer and manager earned 57 caps during his career and described as "the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation". The night will include some comedy, an auction for signed memorabilia and Paul Gascoigne's life story!

Fri 10 May

£28–£35

Back To Bacharach

Back to Bacharach

A celebration of the music of Burt Bacharach, composer of 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Close to You', 'The Look of Love', 'Walk On By' and other classics.

Sat 12 Jan

£21.50–£23 (£20.50–£22)

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Tue 19 Mar

£14 (£12)

The Beach Boys Tribute Show

Come join a journey in time and space, back to the 1960s, across to the sunny shores of the Golden state of California where the surf sound was conceived.

Whether you are coming back to see Beach Boyz Tribute Band again or coming for the first time, the show is exhilarating as ever, filling the auditorium with glorious, rich vocal harmony, the five all singing, all playing boys that are Beach Boyz Tribute Band continue to amaze, astound and defy belief in their recreation of America’s biggest and longest selling pop rock band The Beach Boys.

No other tribute act can provide a lively fun packed show that showcases over 30 hit records, all performed 100% live.

You’ll hear Beach Boyz Tribute Band re-create the early rock and roll sounds with such accurate authenticity you will be transported back to the days of black and white; then carried on a wave of harmony to the multi coloured complex orchestral works of Brian Wilson and the iconic Pet Sounds.

Do not be surprised if at the end of the performance you are on your feet, clapping and cheering for more, you will be in good company, for this tends to happen at every Beach Boyz Tribute Band concert across the UK and beyond!

Thu 25 Jul

£23

Ben Portsmouth Is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

Thu 28 Feb

£28.50–£31.50

Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Fri 11 Jan

£23.50

Big Girls Don't Cry

Big Girls Don't Cry

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Thu 4 Apr

£28.60 (£26.40)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

Wed 23 Jan

The Bohemians

A Comprehensive re-enactment of Queens Greatest Hits Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.

Tue 1 Oct

£22

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Fri 22 Mar

£36.25

Sat 23 Mar

£36.25

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for over a quarter of a century. Enjoy hits including 'That’ll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Heartbeat', 'It Doesn’t Matter Anymore', 'Raining In My Heart' and 'Oh Boy!'.

Wed 27 Feb

£20

Carole King Songbook

An amazing show with 7 piece band and 6 singers paying tribute to the legendary CAROLE KING Performing all the hits from Carole Kings album ’Tapestry’ her solo singles such as ‘It might as well rain until September ‘ and the songs she wrote for other artists such as ‘Up On The Roof’ & ‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ for The Drifters. ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ for The Shirelles. “Take Good Care Of My Baby’ for Bobby Vee. ‘The Locomotion’ for Little Eva. ‘Crying In The Rain’ For The Everly Brothers. ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ for The Animals ‘He’s In Town’ for The Rocking Berries.’ ‘One Fine Day’ for The Chiffons and many more classics from the 60’s the list is endless, also her collaborations with the legendary JAMES TAYLOR. Have a beautiful evening

Mon 15 Jul

£22.50–£24.50

Charlie Landsborough

Charlie Landsborough

Septuagenarian country singer who is as entertaining on stage as he is melodic.

Thu 9 May

£24

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Fri 1 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

Cinderella

Thursday 6 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019

YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL!

Don’t miss our hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Cinderella starring RACHEL STEVENS (S Club 7), children’s favourite, BEN FAULKS (CBeebies’ Mr Bloom) and local legend, (this time wearing the trousers!) BOB GOLDING.

The show also features St Albans' favourites IAN KIRKBY and JEMMA CARLISLE, plus a full supporting West End cast.

Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by EVOLUTION, the same team behind last year’s Box Office smash hit, Aladdin.

Cinderella promises to be spectacular, top-quality entertainment with the emphasis on strong casting, high production values and a genuinely funny script.

Last year’s pantomime was seen by over 42,000 people… with some shows sold out and tickets selling fast, book early and you shall go to the ball!

Signed performances are;

Tuesday 18 December 1.30pm & 5pm

Wednesday 2 January 1.30pm & 5pm


Praise for last years production:

"St Albans audiences have high expectations for their pantos, and once again the Arena delivers in spades"

"Slick, stylish spectacular" - The Herts Advertiser

"An outstanding evening of pantomime family entertainment"

"This is pantomime as it should be" - PocketSizedTheatre.com

Thu 13 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 14 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 15 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 16 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Tue 18 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 19 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 20 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 21 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 22 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 23 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Mon 24 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 26 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 27 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 28 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 29 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 30 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Mon 31 Dec

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Wed 2 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Thu 3 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Fri 4 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sat 5 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

Sun 6 Jan

£14.50–£29 (£12–£26.50)

The Classic Rock Show

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Tue 22 Jan

£24.50–£34.50

Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan returns to the stage for a solo tour without her sisters.

Sun 17 Feb

£32.50

Conrad Anker – Hold Fast: Yosemite to Everest to Meru

Mountaineer Conrad Anker – known for locating Mallory's body on Everest, and for searching for his climbing partner Alex Lowe for two days – discusses all things mountaineering and the 1924 Mallory and Irvine Everest expedition.

Fri 19 Apr

£19

Coppelia

Vienna Festival Ballet

A lively production, infused with old world charm, Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical and comical classic that warms and entertains from start to finish. Coppélia is guaranteed to lift the hearts of all the family.

VFB’s eternal production of Coppélia embellishes the original E.T.A. Hoffmann tale with fabulous dancing and beautiful storytelling. We follow the adventures of old Dr. Coppelius and his prized doll, and the two lovers, Swanhilda and Franz on an enchanting evening of mischief, frivolity and a lovers‘ tiff.

Returning by popular demand, Vienna Festival Ballet’s production of Coppélia promises to delight audiences of all ages.

Sat 27 Apr

£21.50–£24 (£18.50–£21)

The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 5 April

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones – described as Rolling Stones’ hooky masterpiece.

Their latest fast shuffle, STREET FIGHTING SHAM promises yet another night of pure, unadulterated Copy-Rock. These prank-stars continue to deliver the best “mock ‘n’ roll” show on the circuit. Packed with big hits, retro fashion & vintage guitars

Fri 5 Apr

£25

Crooners

Friday 13 March 2020

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22, £20 & £10*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Fans of the Rat Pack and the American Song Book are being offered a very British alternative when this rip roaring Comedy Music Show with a splendiferous injection of Big Band Swing comes to St Albans!

Crooners has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness, outrageous tap routines and superb musical numbers with the outstanding 9-piece The Mini Big Band live on stage. 

The show follows three quintessentially British Crooners pay homage to the music of the great Crooners with a very British return to variety and the song and dance man.

Expect music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and more…including Fly me to the Moon, Mr.Bojangles, Beyond the Sea, L.O.V.E, Mack the Knife with over 25 live tracks.

“Outstanding singing and Performing”

North West End - 4

“The Best in British Musical Comedy”

“If you love the Rat Pack, and having a good laugh, you will Love this show”

Claire Faulkner

Nantwich News

“There’s nothing Mini about this big band!”

Fiona Harding – 4

“An absolutely amazing show, and a band full of truly amazing musicians. Incredible” - Guy Garvey (Elbow)

Fri 13 Mar

£22 (£20)

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation.

Tue 23 Apr

£14 (Family £50)

Wed 24 Apr

£14 (Family £50)

Disco Inferno - Heatwave & Gwen Dickie

Saturday 2 March 2019

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27 & £26*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Definitive Boogie Night!

 

Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends and enjoy a sensational evening of non-stop, dancefloor anthems including Boogie Nights, Going Back to My Roots and Use It Up Wear It Out.

Live in concert, Heatwave present with spine-tingling falsettos on Mind Blowing Decisions, Always and Forever, Gangsters of the Groove, The Groove Line and Too Hot to Handle.

While direct from the Big Apple.

Prepare to use up and wear out the dancefloor one last time in the definitive boogie night!

 

Heatwave - "delivered the hits, plus a few cover versions, with verve and style" Clair Woodward, SUNDAY EXPRESS

 

Sat 2 Mar

£26–£27

The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Fri 17 May

£21.50–£37.50

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest…

Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest…. Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne

Praise For The Last Tour: ✭✭✭✭✭ “A one-hour tour de force performance from the master comedian” BROADWAYBABY ✭✭✭✭✭ “Hysterical…..a must see show. My face hurts from laughing so much!” The Student Newspaper ✭✭✭✭✭“The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS ✭✭✭✭✭ “Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT ✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and terrific company” THE TIMES ✭✭✭✭ “There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG

Sat 16 Nov

£25

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Based on the popular childrens book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter!Elephants, as everyone knows, are big, have trunks, and are grey. But Elmer is a patchwork of brilliant colors! His fun-loving and cheerful personality keeps everyone in a playful mood, until the day he gets tired of being different and tries to blend in with the herd.Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Showtells the tale of an elephant that stands out - both with his patchwork-colored skin and his sense of humor - but ultimately realizing that his friends have always valued his unique characteristics.A favorite of young people since the first book was published in 1989, with over 25 books in the series, the title book has been adapted for the stage by Suzanne Maynard Miller, with songs by Allison Leyton-Brown. The shows subtle message that it is OK to be different, combined with the vibrant color and cheeky humor of the main character, makes Elmer a great show for kids.

Tue 29 Jan

£12–£14

Wed 30 Jan

£12–£14

The Elvis Years at Christmas

It is time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash-hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in December 2019.

Experience an Elvis style Christmas like never before in an evening packed with solid-gold classics from ‘the King’, plus all the moments that help to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

An impromptu pre-show Yuletide welcome will get you in the party mood ahead of the main event; two hours of rock and roll favourites such as Ready Teddy, Hound Dog, Devil in Disguise, Return to Sender, All Shook Up, Viva Las Vegas, Suspicious Minds PLUS popular festive songs such as Blue Christmas, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Walking in a Winter Wonderland – and even a good old carol sing-along around the piano.

The world class feel good show is back so, if all you want for Christmas is a silk scarf from Elvis – book your tickets now and you may just get your hands on an early stocking-filler!

Santa is in the building!

Tue 26 Nov

£24

Endless Love- Love Songs Live

Here in the 21st Century, we are very proud to present the brand new ultimate theatrical experience to invoke and induce all those very special memories of yesteryear with the help of unforgettable love songs. Endless Love reignites the essence of love. celebrating your favourite love songs spanning six decades, the world class Endless Love singers and musicians take you on a journey to revisit wonderful memories through exceptional love songs.

Featuring over 30 classic love songs including From This Moment * All By Myself * Right Here Waiting * Lady In Red * The Power Of Love * Unchained Melody * Save The Best For Last * Endless Love and many more, Endless Love will help you to flashback to a very special yesteryear where songs held special memories… Just for you.

With a multitude of million selling songs, duets and medleys, the three world class singers together with a full live band will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the world of romance with the help of full supporting production including a state of the art sound system and full a/v and light show.

Costume changes and choreographed movement for the whole cast will leave audiences in absolutely no doubt that romance still rules as Endless Love pays homage to all the artists and songs featured in this timeless production.

Thu 27 Jun

£24

The Estefan Experience

2019 is going to be an amazing year for GLORIA ESTEFAN followers in the UK, the Broadway smash hit musical ‘ON YOUR FEET’ will take a summer long residency in London’s West End, and the fantastic live concert experience ‘RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU’ will be performing in all major theatres across the UK. The World’s Premier show in live concert format, celebrating ‘The Queen Of Latin Pop’ experience all the hits from her amazing career culminating in over 100 Million album sales and 26 Grammy Awards, this show stopping Latin extravaganza includes a 12 piece band with Cuban themed singers and dancers and of course the most iconic Pop songs of the era ‘Get On Your Feet’,’Conga’,’1-2-3’, ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ’Anything For You’, ’Dr Beat’ ‘Here We Are’, ’Don’t Want To Lose You Now’, ’Turn The Beat Around’, Words Get In The Way’, ‘Can’t Stay Away From You’, ’Coming Out Of The Dark’ and many more.

Thu 17 Jan

£23.50

An Evening with Aggers

An evening of stories from BBC Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew, with a chance to ask questions. Proceeds go to St Michael's Hospice in East Sussex.

Mon 8 Apr

£23

An Evening with Dolly Parton & Glen Campbell

The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit tribute concert production that continues to sell out theatres across the UK. It is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show to Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell, and is performed by the Award Winning Miss Julia Martin, and the UK’s leading Glen Campbell impersonator, Ian Houghton. The show has been described by theatre audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Dolly & Glens incredible stage presence, mannerisms and unique comedy one-liners, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true country fan will want to miss.

Sun 15 Sep

£18

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Fri 22 Feb

£26

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

Tue 5 Feb

£7 (£5)

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Sat 13 Apr

£30.80

First Man

First Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Thu 10 Jan

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights is made up of a male vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all with an element of strip tease – think Cirque du Soleil meets Magic Mike.

Fri 8 Feb

£18.50–£24.50

From The Jam

  • special guests: NINE BELOW ZERO “From The Jam, best night out I have had in years all The Jam hits and more done to perfection. What's not to love?” - Alan McGee From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. This Autumn, From the Jam will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 3rd studio album, 'All Mod Cons', playing it in it’s entirety. As well as classics such as ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ and ‘A Bomb In Wardour Street’ the band are also excited about playing ‘Billy Hunt’, ‘Mr Clean’ and more. In 2007 Russell Hastings was fronting ‘The Gift’ (which featured Rick Buckler) when he was joined on stage by Bruce Foxton (who was touring with Casbah Club) for a ‘one off’ performance. This performance sparked the genesis of From The Jam, and an enduring partnership between Foxton & Hastings. Off-stage Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings wrote the album, ‘Back In The Room’ released in 2012, which received critical acclaim and solidified Foxton & Hastings as an excellent and contemporary song writing duo. They then returned to the studio in 2016 to record and release ‘Smash The Clock’, which reached number 31 in the UK charts. At the end of 2017, Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings released the 'From the Jam Live!' album which celebrated the 10th anniversary of From the Jam's inception.
Fri 12 Apr

£25–£27.50

From the Jam

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Fri 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

With The Truth.

Gaelforce Dance

Gaelforce Dance

Irish dance show that tells the story of two lovers whose forbidden affair tears their community apart.

Mon 18 Feb

£25

Glenn Hughes

Classic heavy rock vocalist who has fronted Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall and Black Country Communion.

Mon 20 May

£30.25

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Directed by Ray McVay

“RAY’S IN THE MOOD” as the world’s GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s – with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter.

Come and hear the music that got us through the war with smiles on our faces and laid the foundations of pop right up to the present day – In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and the song that became pop history’s first gold disc, Chattanooga Choo Choo!
Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by the sound of this amazing Big Band.

Mon 14 Jan

£25 (£23)

Glenn Tilbrook

It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.

Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.

Sun 10 Mar

£30

The Great British Swing Dance Show

THE GREAT BRITISH SWING-DANCE SHOW, starring THE SWING TIME JIVERS – the UK’s premier swing-dance company Tony Jacobs’ TUXEDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA THE LITTLE TUXES DIXIELAND BAND CATHERINE SYKES – Guest singer from the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra

An unequalled combination creating the most musical, exciting and entertaining song-and-dance show in the UK.

A dazzling celebration of dance, music and song from the Roaring ‘20s and Fabulous ’30s including the Charleston, the Lindy-Hop, the Black Bottom and much more. The orchestra and dancers pay tribute to the incomparable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in numbers such as the timeless ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ and ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’.

Sat 11 May

£22.50 (£20)

Gyles Brandreth

Members of the public are invited to join Hertfordshire WI for an exclusive presentation by Gyles Brandreth at their Annual Meeting

Date: 9 April 2019 Start Time: 2pm Ticket Price: £17.50 Circle ONLY

They say all political careers end in tears - in Gyles Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the author and broadcaster, former MP and government whip, takes us on an hilarious roller-coaster ride around the world – celebrating words and language, revealing some of the secrets of happiness he discovered (with the help of Dr Anthony Clare) and explaining why he believes in the importance and value of the WI – even though he can never be a member!

Tue 9 Apr

£17.50

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Friday 14 June

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25 & £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin has received many accolades over the years, most recently winning BEST LED ZEPPELIN tribute for the third year running at the National Tribute Awards and BEST TRIBUTE BAND IN THE UK 2017 as voted for by the AGENTS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

Having played with QUEEN, Ray Davies, Edwin Starr, Iron Maiden, Gerry & the Pacemakers, PJ Proby, Shaun Ryder & the Seahorses as well as appearing in some of the West End’s most enduring show including WE WILL ROCK YOU, Tommy, Thriller LIVE!, American Idiot, Jersey Boys, Dancing in the Streets & Buddy, these guys are a truly professional outfit guaranteed to give you a night that you won’t forget in a hurry!

Fri 14 Jun

£23–£25

Heather Small

Sunday 21 April

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £28.50*

  • A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Heather Small, born 20th January 1965, grew up on a West London council estate. From going to Sunday school and attending the 'Good News Club', religion and faith became an important aspect of Heather's life. Growing up in 70's Britain and not wanting to be stereotyped or treated differently, Heather knew that she wanted to make something of herself.

Even though Heather battled with shyness and severe nerves, she joined her first band Hot!House who released two albums in the late 80's.

As Part of M People, hits such as 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven' and 'Search For The Hero' and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success, Heather became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with the band winning the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming.

Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her 'Proud' album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London's successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square, the launch of Queen Mary 2, the Tsunami Relief Concert, England's victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London.

And when Oprah Winfrey was looking for a song to sum up the work she'd been striving to achieve over her twenty-year career, she got in touch with Heather, who somehow managed to squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic to perform on the show right in the middle of her last UK tour with M People ('If Oprah calls, you go!' she laughs, adding that the first lady of chat was 'very sweet to me').

In 2008, Heather embarked on a journey that would see her dance her way into the public’s affection as she became a contestant in Series 6 of the BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Heather's infectious personality and her trademark sense of humour earned her appearances on a number of TV news and chat shows including Paul O'Grady, Alan Titchmarsh, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, The Wright Stuff, Newsnight, as well as special appearances on The Weakest Link and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

2009 was another busy year for Heather as she took to the road again with her band completing two highly successful UK tours in May and November, performing at over 30 venues nationwide to sell-out crowds. She also continued her TV work with regular slots on music, entertainment, and politics shows, including 'Dancing On Wheels', a wheelchair dancing competition-come-documentary airing on BBC Three in early 2010.

In the Autumn, Heather teamed up with singing sensations Anastacia and Lulu for the critically acclaimed 'Here Come The Girls' – an unforgettable night of feel-good party music and dance, touring arenas across the UK and Ireland during November and December 2010.

Well known for her charitable work, Heather was recently made an ambassador for the children’s charity Barnardo's and is continually involved with fundraising and helping lend her valuable support to projects around the country.

So what gives Heather the impetus to keep moving forward, to keep challenging herself, to keep trying new things and not resting on her laurels? 'If you got the feeling I do when I sing' she smiles, 'you'd understand'.

Sun 21 Apr

£28.50

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

Thu 30 May

£19.50

Here Come The Girls

Sunday 17 March

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £29 & £28*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners.

The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you.

Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

Dianne Buswell and Amy Dowden have established themselves on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and Chloe Hewitt also joins the cast of pro girls to make it the first Girls tour.

BBC Voice singer Leanne Jarvis will also join the show touring the country.

This is one show not to miss!

There is a meet and greet opportunity pre show to meet the Pro dancers, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

Full tour dates www.herecomethegirlstour.co.uk

Meet and greet 6pm limited to 40 people at an additional £30

Dianne Buswell @dbuzz6589

Amy Dowden @dowden_amy

Chloe Hewitt @HewittChloe

Sun 17 Mar

£29 (£28)

Horne Section

Thursday 7 February

Front Doors Open 7pmAuditorium Doors Open 7.30pmShow Starts 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £16*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two)!

Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne, the creator and co-host of Taskmaster which was Bafta and Emmy nominated in 2017, and won Best Entertainment Show at this year’s Broadcast Awards.

'We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough' -Time Out

'An absolute blast' - Metro

Thu 7 Feb

£16

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.

Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist.

The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter!

Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango!

Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… THE BALLROOM BOYS!

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre-show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co

Mon 21 Oct

£26.50–£28.50 (£25–£27)

Illegal Eagles

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Thu 25 Apr

£23.50–£25.50

Jackson Live In Concert

Jackson – Live in Concert Starring CJ and his Incredible Band & Dancers

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson Live in Concert now features the hugely talented ‘CJ’ recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs., one of the most dedicated and well- ‘CJ’ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson Tribute artists in the world today, and he perfectly captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100% Live Vocals. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! His renditions of Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean are truly sensational. Jackson Live in Concert brings together superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop. Pure MJ!

Wed 13 Nov

£24.50

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

Thu 3 Oct

£18.50

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats – returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Thu 21 Mar

£27.50

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Tue 16 Jul

£29.50

Tue 4 Feb

£29.50

Joe Longthorne

TV and Recording star Joe Longthorne Returns to (Insert Venue name) in 2019 with his sensational show. Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist. Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of Songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr, all delivered with 100% accuracy! With Gold and Platinum albums to his name and with records sales in the region of 10 million, Joe is up there with the best of them! Book now to be sure you don’t miss out on a fantastic night of Song, Chat and Laughter, call the box office now or book your tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Sat 15 Jun

£21.50–£23

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sun 13 Jan

£22.50–£24

Joni’s Soul

Thursday 28 March 2019

Front Doors Open: 6.30pm

Auditorium: 7pm

Show Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £20*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Joni's Soul offers a unique opportunity to hear many of her great songs sung and played by some of UK's finest. Joni's Soul look beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook and shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, A Case of You, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting, harmonic concept and gift of performance Joni Mitchell enduringly revealed in her celebrated albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond…

The band is -

Gina Foster - vocals (Eric Clapton, Sinead O’Connor)

Ronnie Johnson – guitar (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan) and additional guitars Patrick Johnson

Graham Harvey – keyboards (Incognito, George Benson)

Steve Pearce – bass (Randy Crawford, Anything But The Girl)

Richard Bailey – drums (Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck)

Thu 28 Mar

£20

Jools Holland

Wednesday 29 May

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £40 & £31*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

After a short stint at the legendary Blue Note Café in New York, and a forthcoming short and intimate European club tour, Jools will be embarking on his Spring/Summer UK Tour with The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

This will kick off in May with Marc Almond as the special guest, who will also join Jools and the Orchestra on stage for this year's Autumn/Winter tour of the UK and Ireland.

Marc was awarded an OBE this year for his services to arts and culture.

Wed 29 May

£31–£40

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Mon 7 Oct

£20

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Wed 3 Apr

£25

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

Mon 18 Nov

£29.50

King of Thieves

  • 2004
Wed 9 Jan

£7 (£5)

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his pop and disco hits.

Sun 19 May

£32.50–£34

Live At The Alban Arena!

Monday 1 April

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The biggest names in stand-up, live in St Albans.

Join us for our celebration of the biggest and best comedians on the UK circuit. This edition features Mo Gilligan, Angelos Epithemiou, Ivo Graham, Desiree Burch and John Robins.

MO GILLIGAN

The fastest rising name in comedy, with super stardom beckoning, brings his perfectly pitched observational comedy to St Albans. Mo Gilligan, aka @MoTheComedian, represents the future of British comedy, having recently co-hosted Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show, guested on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and sold out a lengthy West End run, Mo’s set to appear on Channel 4 with his own series in 2019, as wel las BBCT wo’s Live at the Apollo.

“A genuine star – acutely observed and imaginatively delivered” ★★★★ The Times

“A newfound star” ★★★★ The Guardian

ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU

Burger van owner and cult oddity, best known for BBC Two’s Shooting Stars and his own Channel 4 series.

DESIREE BURCH

A New York stand-up, now successful in the UK. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats , BBC One’s Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo and more. As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast. Desiree is a former Funny Women Award-winner.

“Insightful, ample charisma and a pleasingly bull-in-a-china shop approach” ★★★★ The Guardian

IVO GRAHAM

As seen on the BBC’s Live At The Apollo , Mock The Week and many more. The ex-Etonian posh boy brings a relaxed charm to his highly-regarded stand-up..

“On the brink of comedy’s premier league” ★★★★ Evening Standard.

JOHN ROBINS

Hosting the night is the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week regular and Radio X co-host.

Contains adult themes and language.

The line-up is subject to change.

Mon 1 Apr

£25

A Luther Vandross Celebration

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band

“Never Too Much”, “ Here and Now “, “Give Me the Reason”, ”I Really didn't mean it”, ” Stop to Love”, “So Amazing”, ”The Best Things in Life Are Free”, ” Always and Forever”, ” Endless Love”, ”Ain’t No stoppin’ Us Now”, “Your Secret Love”, “Shine”, “The Closer I Get To You”, “Love The One You’re With”, ”Any Love”, “Superstar”, “Until You Come Back to Me”, ”Dance with My Father” and many many more.

Luther Vandross the legend lives on. Touring All Major Theatres 2018/19

Sat 26 Jan

£17.50–£22.50

Fri 8 Mar

£17.50–£22.50

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 4 Oct

£28

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Fri 7 Jun

£20.90

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Long-awaited sequel to the Disney classic, featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny.

  • IMDb
Wed 16 Jan

£5

Meet & Greet Liverpool Legends

Tuesday 28 May 6pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £35*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The Ultimate evening of Liverpool legends with John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan and Steve McMahon on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

The evening will be full of entertainment and banter as you can well expect, so sit back and enjoy!

This evening will give you a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs, to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their national country.

There will be 55 limited opportunities for Meet and Greet pre show for photos and signatures. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of those…

Tue 28 May

£35

Menopause the Musical

Menopause the Musical

Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.

Thu 13 Jun

£30

Mnozil Brass

“Cirque” is the name of the latest string of the seven brass instruments by Mnozil Brass, who, as always exploring the limits of their instruments, enter the arena to counteract the monkey circus of everyday life with music and humour, transforming it into a small, fine flea circus even if only for a few hours …

Come! Listen! Amaze!

They are staunch supporters of the thesis that the world is round. And they made another discovery over the course of their 24 years, especially in their legendary performances in the Rocky Mountains, Shibuya and Ühlingen-Birkendorf: Again and again – even with the most intimate cantilenas – there were completely unexpected salmon blasts in the audience.

The troubled musicians immediately became self-conscious, but even they could not explain the reactions of those lost souls among the spectators. Undaunted, Mnozil Brass went their way, the seven men have a mission that they steadfastly bring under the people:

Come on, people indulge in our Elysian game. But Zapperlott! The laughter did not get any less – it got stronger, louder! Almost you could no longer hear your own tuba, so much did people howl outside in the country. And there slowly matured with the seven friends the realisation that man then but occasionally tends to happiness and it must simply burst out of it. For almost a quarter of a century. At least at Mnozil Brass.

In summary: The world is round. Man laughs. In short, the world is a circus. Just Cirque. Sounds better.

www.mnozilbrass.at

Sat 9 Mar

£25–£30

Motown's How Sweet It Is

Now in its 17th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have!

This show will have you Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many, many more.

“outstanding, with some thrilling dance routines, amusing patter and a brilliant backing band which would not have shamed the original Motown session guys’’ Lancashire Telegraph, Alan Simpson

“They had the moves, the looks, the voices and every Motown Classic you could ask for” Jersey Evening News, Sarah Harding

The ULTIMATE celebration of the sweet sound of Motown Let’s Get Ready… to Go Loco, Down in Acapulco

Sat 30 Mar

£25

Nat King Cole Story

Featuring world-class live music, alongside narration and projected archive images and footage, this is the unique concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of one the greatest vocalists of the Twentieth Century: Nat King Cole.

Featuring acclaimed vocalist, Atila, alongside a world-class group of musicians, this thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole - whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.

Following sell out shows at London’s Hippodrome and Ronnie Scott’s, and featuring many of Nat King Cole’s most celebrated songs, stylish reworkings of his lesser-known gems, as well as rare archive images and footage, this is a unique evening of music celebrating one of music’s all-time greats!

Thu 28 Nov

£21.50

Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Fri 12 Apr

£25–£27.50

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone build something. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Have I Got News For You. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times). 'A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers' (Guardian).

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

Age category: 12+

Wed 20 Mar

£22.50

One Night of Queen

One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Fri 10 Jan

£22

Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Mon 14 Oct

£18

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Orchestra celebrates the music of the great entertainers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Billie Holiday and Bix Beiderbecke.

Sun 2 Jun

£22.50

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Mon 10 Jun

£23

The Premier Hertfordshire Wedding Exhibition

The Hertfordshire Wedding Fair

Over 70 wedding suppliers from around Hertfordshire.

Sat 19 Jan

Prices to be confirmed

Quadrophenia The Album Live

Quadrophenia The Album Live

Concept Concerts presents The Who's classic album as performed by The Goldhawks.

Fri 1 Mar

£22

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

Thu 21 Feb

The Real Thing

Thursday 18 July

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25, £23.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

FEEL THE FORCE TOUR 2018

Chris Amoo with Dave Smith - still looking and sounding great! Featuring million-selling hits including three No. 1 singles in the 70’s & 80’s   ‘You to me are Everything’ ‘Can’t get by without you’ & ‘Feel the Force’  Hear all the hits plus some fantastic covers such as ‘Ladies Night’ ‘Celebration’ ‘Good Times’ & ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’ in an action packed show

 

The Real Thing - Britain’s Top Soul & R ‘n’ B group had three million selling hit singles in the 70s “You To Me Are Everything” “Can’t Get By Without You” and “Feel The Force”.  In the 80s they were all remixed and became huge hits again, thanks to the band’s massive following.

 

Original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, perform these hits and many more live on stage with their own fantastic 5-piece band. Enjoy tracks like “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing”  “Whenever You Want My Love”

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing are ready to give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life with an extensive UK tour. Featuring the group’s two original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with their 5-piece band, the trio deliver a funky ‘in your face’ show with a strong ‘retro flavour’ with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut hit single ‘You to Me Are Everything’, the Liverpool based trio boast three million selling hit singles including, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’, ‘Whenever You Want My Love’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’, making them the UK’s best-selling black group of the late 70s.

In 1986 ‘You to Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get by Without You’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ were all remixed and became huge hits once again, thanks to their huge club following.

In 2005, ‘Love's Such a Wonderful Thing’ was sampled by French dance outfit Daft Punk and re-titled ‘So Much Love to Give’. The same year the Freeloaders had a UK Top 10 single with ‘So Much Love to Give’ which featured The Real Thing resulting in the band charting across 3 decades.

The Real Thing recently released ‘The Real Thing Live’ DVD and CD recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool and celebrates 40 years on the road and includes the concert in full, new material and a cover of The Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

The band continue to tour up and down the country selling out venues and regularly perform at 70’s & 80’s festivals alongside such artists as Rick Astley, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle, Kool and the Gang and Chic.

Commenting on The Real Thing’s success, singer Chris Amoo said, ‘There’s always going to be a sense of nostalgia about our music. It’s the sound track to so many people’s lives and that will never die.’

Thu 18 Jul

£23.50–£25

Reginald D Hunter

Saturday 18 May

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.

“HE HAS THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times

Sat 18 May

£23

Remembering the Movies

Remembering the Movies

Strictly dancers Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara pay tribute to the classic movies with a series of dance routines inspires by film.

Wed 8 May

Prices to be confirmed

Remembering the Movies Meet & Greet

MEET AND GREETS limited to just 30 per show - Can ONLY be purchased with a TOP price ticket

Venue: St Albans Arena Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019 Ticket Prices: £42.50 / £37.50 / £28.50 / £25.00 M&G's at an additional £57.50 x 30 prior to performance (12.30 Matinees and 5.30pm Evening performances)

Proposed on sale

Announcement: Monday 3rd September 2018

Ticketmaster Pre Sale/Priority bookers/Friends: Wednesday 5th September 2018

General Sale: Friday 7th September 2018

Wed 8 May

£57.50

Respect - To Aretha

Life-long Aretha Franklin fan and power-house vocalist, Letitia George stars in this heartfelt and uplifting dedication to the Queen of Soul.

Aretha Franklin’s extraordinary career as a singer and songwriter spanned over sixty years. She rose from church gospel singer to international stardom at a young age and is widely accepted as the finest female soul singer of our time. Her talent has always been unequalled. Massive hits including ‘A Natural Woman, Say a little Prayer, Chain of Fools, Until You Come Back to Me, Think, I Never Love a Man’, and of course ‘Respect’, will ensure that Aretha’s legacy will continue forever.

Whilst Letitia George will always be remembered for her breath-taking performances on series four of The Voice, she has gone on to forge an enviable reputation as one of the most passionate and hardworking soul singers around. Aretha’s sad passing has inspired Letitia and her outstanding backing band to attempt the seemingly impossible. Very few singers could ever do justice to the Aretha Franklin songbook… but Letitia George manages to captivate the very spirit!

Sun 24 Feb

£24.50 (£23.50)

Rhythm of the Dance - 20th Anniversary Tour

Like a sheet of lightning, the pulsating rhythms, pure energy and melodic music, in the Rhythm of the Dance show, has hit 50 countries around the world with audience figures of over 7 million fans during the past 20 years. Now in 2018 this global toe-tapping success continues from China to South America and from sunny Spain to snowy Siberia.

Fans everywhere are enjoying 2,000 years, and more, of dance, music, songs and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day sounds all compacted into a 2 hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye catching costumes, sensational sound effects and is now one of the top 3 Irish step dance shows in the world.

Apart from having World and Irish champion dancers; this show also has some of the finest Traditional musicians plus singers who are a big hit everywhere. Perhaps it’s the combination of having the crème de la crème of live performers, intertwined with the latest technology, that takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy packed 2 hour trip through the ages and makes it so successful.

Fri 28 Jun

£25 (£23.50)

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Tue 7 May

£17

Rock & Roll Revolution

Award-winning band The Bluejays (featuring stars of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamboats & Petticoats and Million Dollar Quartet) take you on a jiving journey through the fabulous fifties.

Packed with over 40 classic hits including Rock Around The Clock, That’ll Be The Day, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, C’mon Everybody, Stupid Cupid, Great Balls of Fire and La Bamba, all performed live on stage, Rock and Roll Revolution will transport you back to the era when music changed the world forever!

From the early days of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis at Sun Studio, via the brief but brilliant careers of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Eddie Cochran, right through to Rock ‘n’ Roll’s heyday with artists such as Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Bill Haley and his Comets, Dion and the Belmonts and Little Richard – Rock and Roll Revolution is a whistle-stop tour through music’s most defining decade!

“The audience couldn’t wait to get up and start jitterbugging and jiving!” Southend Theatre Scene

“Fantastic!” The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation

“The Bluejays had the room jiving their socks off!” Howard Goodall, Composer

www.rockandrollrevolution.co.uk

Sun 7 Apr

£20

Roy Hemming's Motown Show

Wednesday 26 June

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Both critics and fans agree that Roy G Hemmings is a great showman and dynamic singer. Understood as the longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters, Roy had worked alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 10 years.

He has entertained audiences around the world with his easy, relaxed style and fabulous voice in a career that spans four decades and includes appearances in several Royal Variety shows and twice at The White House for the then president Bill Clinton.

As a highly respected artiste and singer he has a distinguished track record of fine stagecraft. Roy enjoyed major success when he signed a recording deal with Magnet Records in the mid- seventies with the J.A.L.N. Band, one of the first bands to storm the British charts with the dance record, ‘Disco Music, I Like It’ produced by Pete Waterman.

 Roy’s second solo album, ‘All Talked Out’ which includes a fine version of 'The Drifters' classic, ‘Like Sister and Brother’.

Roy is currently touring with his “Hits Of Motown Show” and 'The Dictionary Of Soul' show’. Both shows feature “The Love Supremes” with they smooth harmonies and slick dance routines, add a stunning dimension to the shows.

'Roy G Hemmings Motown Show also feature songs by the DRIFTERS.

This Show feature some of the classic hits Motown, by The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Ritchie to name but a few. This electrifying show features such classic hits as ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ 'Dancing In The Street', 'I Can't Help Myself', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine','My Girl 'Reach Out I'll Be There' and more.

Wed 26 Jun

£22

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience

The Big O & the Wilburys show is back – bigger and better than ever!

Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 YEARS since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year.

Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and BIG SCREEN ACTION, this 30th Anniversary Special is unmissable. With tributes to, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Nobody’s Child, Last Night and many more.

Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike’s to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the Solo Hits of the Famous Five. Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, the Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the Million-Selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Web Site www.travelingwilburystribute.co.uk

Sat 26 Oct

£22.50–£24.50

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Fri 29 Mar

£24.50–£34.50

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Tue 14 May

£20

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

Tue 14 May

£20

The Sensational 60s Experience

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Fri 26 Apr

£28.50

Sentimental Journey

Join Neil Sands and his sensational cast for a Sentimental Journey back through The fabulous 40’s, The Rocking 50’s, The Swinging 60’s and The Sensational 70’s. This brand new production for 2019 is guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish with over 60 all time favourite songs that have been the time lines of our lives, bringing back so many happy memories of golden days past, and celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day in a flag waving finale paying tribute to the veterans of the armed forces. This feel good afternoon is mixed with stunning voices, dazzling costumes, tons of good old fashioned fun, and a truly unique atmosphere that will brighten any day.

Mon 1 Jul

£13

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.

Fri 19 Jul

£23.50

Sleeping Beauty

Friday 5 December 2019 - January 5 2020

Don’t miss St Albans’ local legend, BOB GOLDING, in next year’s hilarious, fun-packed family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

Once again, the show will be written by PAUL HENDY and produced by EVOLUTION, the same team behind the Box Office smash hit, Cinderella.

With star names to be announced soon, Sleeping Beauty promises to be spectacular, top-quality entertainment, with lavish sets, and a genuinely funny script.

‘Slick, stylish spectacular… once again the Arena delivers in spades!’

The Herts Advertiser

‘Outstanding… this is pantomime as it should be!’

pocketsizetheatre.com

(Reviews from Aladdin 2017)

Fri 6 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sat 7 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sun 8 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Tue 10 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Wed 11 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Thu 12 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Fri 13 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sat 14 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sun 15 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Mon 16 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Wed 18 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Thu 19 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Fri 20 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sat 21 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sun 22 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Mon 23 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Tue 24 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Thu 26 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Fri 27 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sat 28 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sun 29 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Mon 30 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Tue 31 Dec

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Thu 2 Jan

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Fri 3 Jan

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sat 4 Jan

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Sun 5 Jan

£15–£29.50 (£12.50–£27)

Smallfoot

Smallfoot
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro

Migo (Tatum) is a bigfoot who lives in an isolated community of his fellow creatures, who have heard rumours of the mythical ‘smallfoots’—humans. The songs are fun and drive the story forward, and child-pleasing slapstick is ably mixed with a thoughtful consideration of how a community can deal with challenges to its basic assumptions.

Thu 21 Feb

£7 (£5)

The Solid Gold Rock'n'Roll Show

Rock'n'roll from the 50s and 60s.

Sun 16 Jun

£33.40–£36.38

The Solid Silver 60s Show

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop. The artists sing their greatest hits and celebrate the music of the famous decade.

Wed 10 Apr

£35.38–£37.38

Sound of the 60s with Tony Blackburn

Thursday 19 September

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £28.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

An evening hosted by Radio 2’s legendary DJ, Tony Blackburn of 60s classics performed live by the Sounds Of The 60s All Star Band & Singers.

Every week, more than a million people tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Tony Blackburn wax lyrical about the biggest stars of the 60s – With stories and songs from this most loved decade, come along and spend the evening with Tony, as he brings Sounds Of The 60s from the studio to the stage!

Thu 19 Sep

£28.50

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie
  • 2018
  • UK / Canada / US
  • Directed by: Jon S. Baird
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Susy Kane

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy duo act, with Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as the iconic pair.

Wed 20 Feb

£5–£7 (£5)

A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

Tue 15 Jan

£7 (£5)

Steve Steinman's Anything For Love

Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love

Thursday 14 November

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £29.50 & £27.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring Meat Loaf’s greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song and No 1 hit the world over “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.

Amongst her many achievements Lorraine can also be credited for her amazing vocals on the hit No 1 album Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell. Lorraine is well known for her live performances where many superstars, including Bonnie Tyler, have joined her on stage.

Steve Steinman has come a long way since his appearance as Meat Loaf on ITV’s hit TV show Stars In Their Eyes back in 1993. His journey can only be described as remarkable as for the past 26 years Steve has constantly toured all over the world in the hit show “The Meat Loaf Story”. He has performed in some of the most iconic venues such as Sun City, South Africa and the London Palladium, which Steve rates as one of his all-time achievements.

Steve has pulled out all the stops to bring you his all new hit show; Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story!

With incredible stage set live band and production, combined with Steve’s well-known sense of humour and stage presence, along with the amazing Lorraine Crosby the show can only be described as ‘awesome’. The show will feature Meat Loaf’s greatest hits of all time including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love and many, many more.

Thu 14 Nov

£27.50–£29.50

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Swinging at the Cotton Club Featuring The Lindy Hop Dance Company &The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra

Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub, 'The Cotton Club'! ‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club – New York’s most celebrated nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging - whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines. In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.

Thu 24 Jan

£22.50

Talking Pictures TV Festival Of Film

Sunday 24 March

Doors Open 10amGuests on stage from 10.30am

Book Tickets on 0808 178 8212 or renown films.co.uk

Tickets £20 each for members and £25 each for non-members

TALKING PICTURES TV brings you THE FIFTH RENOWN FESTIVAL OF BRITISH FILM

A variety of films, shorts and Celebrity Guests from the world of Film and the eras we all love, on stage throughout the day and all included in the ticket price!

A truly great day out for fans of British film and TV from 1940s, 1950s & 1960s.

Fans of Channel Talking Pictures TV on Freeview 81 will enjoy this fantastic, all day event celebrating the British Films and Television Series made in the 1940s, 1950s,1960s and 1970s.

Confirmed Guests To Be Interviewed on the stage are:

Bernard Cribbins OBE who will be interviewed by the wonderful Jenny Hanley!

Brian Murphy (George & Mildred) will be opening the event.

Marty Wilde MBE will be joining us on stage to share his music and memories.

Anne Aubrey- British film star of ‘The Hellions’, ‘Idol On Parade’, ‘Jazz Boat’ and much more

Craig Douglas – will also be interviewed about ‘Its Trad Dad’ and his UK chart Toppers!

And Glyn Baker – son of Stanley Baker will be talking about the career of his much loved father.

More stars will be announced early 2019

Also included in the day are some 1950s and 1960s LOST British feature films shown in the theatre on a big screen and some public information films and shorts.

Do join us for this wonderful event celebrating British Film History.

Sun 24 Mar

£25

That'll Be The Day

Sunday 12 May

Front Doors Open: 6.00pmAuditorium: 6.30pmShow Starts: 7pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £26.50, £24.50

Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s

favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another BRAND

NEW SHOW!

Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining Rock & Roll spectacular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s & 70s, with bags of hilarious comedy!

Celebrating an entire era of timeless nostalgia, the production is well known for its ability to make audiences return time and time again for a new experience. Now in its 33rd year of consecutive national touring, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock & Roll will never die!

‘A superb value-for-money night out for lovers of great music & fun’ –

The Express

www.thatllbetheday.com

Sun 12 May

£24.50–£26.50

Think Floyd

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 31 Jan

£24.50

Tommy Tiernan: Alive

Tommy Tiernan: Alive

The edgy Irish stand-up proffers whimsical and occasionally dark thoughts and observations.

Familiar face from the telly – and familiar voice from the radio – throughout his career, Tiernan has appeared on The Tommy and Hector Show (alongside Hector Ó hEochagáin). Eagle-eyed among you will remember him as Father Kevin in Graham Linehan's Father Ted. Since then, he's been all over the place: The Lee Mack Show, Micahel McIntyre's Comedy Road Show and Dave's One Night Stand.

Award-wise, he's been just as prolific, having won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? award in 1996, the Perrier in 1998 and the Best Stand Up at the British Comedy Awards in that same year.
In 2003, he won the Nokia Best of the Fest Award and the Orange People Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2006, he won Ireland's Funniest Living Person Award at the People of the Year Awards. If that doesn't convince you, we don't know what will.

Thu 11 Apr

£20

Tommy Tiernan 'Paddy Crazy Horse'

Thursday 11 April

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £20*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time.

He mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world with a deep love for talking and the poetry of everyday speech.

Using high theatricality and lots of sweary language, this is a fast paced and exuberant celebration of everything that’s wild, wrong and wonderful about being alive right here, right now. It is by turns clever and then really stupid. BE THERE!

Tommy Tiernan’s legendary record-breaking ticket sales extend across the world. The Star of Channel 4’s hit show Derry Girls and Live at the Apollo (BBC) writes a weekly newspaper column for the Sunday Independent and hosts his own improvised chat show on Ireland’s RTE 1

“There is a spirituality to Tiernan that makes him stand out. The church’s loss is comedy’s gain…Imperious” The Irish Independent

“Emphatic comic power” The Guardian

Recommended 15+

Thu 11 Apr

£20

Tony Blackburn

One of Britain's most famous radio DJs commemorates the time he has spent on the airwaves in his autobiography, 'Poptastic!: My Life in Radio'.

Thu 19 Sep

£28.50

Trust Fast Health

Wednesday 6 February

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

With Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley has changed tens out thousands of lives with his award-winning programmes and international bestselling books.

In this informative and entertaining live show, MICHAEL MOSLEY, the man behind the iconic 5:2 Diet, will explode common health myths and offer fascinating insights into the workings of the human body. He will take you on the unconventional journey that he himself has travelled, from swallowing tape worm to uncovering revolutionary new ways to lose weight, get fit and reduce stress.

'Dr Mosley is a brilliant Mr Motivator' - The Times

'Dr Mosley is lucid, informed, clever' - Daily Telegraph

Wed 6 Feb

£23.50 (£21.50)

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Thursday 6 June

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £26 & £22*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Who is to blame for the worldwide phenomena of ukulele orchestras and ukulele-mania?

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the “bonsai guitar”, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter.

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry.

Thu 6 Jun

£26

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Tue 11 Jun

£25

Widows

Widows
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve McQueen
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson

Veronica (Davis) is the wife of career criminal Harry (Neeson), who talks the wives of her husband’s associates into pulling off a heist after their husbands are unable to (see the movie title.) Densely populated and richly realised crime drama, with three fine leads in Davis, Debicki and Rodriguez, and McQueen’s contemplative style is balanced with genre thrills and feminist fury.

Mon 21 Jan

£7 (£5)

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Sun 10 Mar

£30

You Win Again

Thursday 12 September 2019

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £27*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love?

Thu 12 Sep

£27

The Zombies

With special guests ArcA Concert In Honour of Jim Rodford

Sunday 20 January

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £25*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Please join The Zombies and Arc for a concert in memory of legendary St. Albans musician Jim Rodford (bassist for Argent, The Kinks, and The Zombies among many others).

The Zombies were the second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America. Their live performances are a journey through time, from early hits “She’s Not There”, “Tell Her No”, and “Time of the Season”. Right to today with their Billboard-charting album Still Got That Hunger.

Arc is Anya, Russell and Cara Rodford - Jim Rodford’s granddaughters and son - known for their harmony-driven covers and indie-folk originals.

Sun 20 Jan

£25

Alban Arena

The former St Albans City Hall has been the centre of culture in St Albans since the 1970s and has hosted concerts by Dire Straits and Jethro Tull.

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