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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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80s Mania

80s Mania

A concert featuring tributes to the likes of Duran Duran, the Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham! and more.

Sat 4 Jun

Cancelled

Al Murray

Thursday 27 October 2022

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

Tickets: £29*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.

And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord is there to show the way.

Wherever you are, he will - within sensible travel limits and theatre booking policy - come, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.

‘Stand up Gold’

The Guardian

‘A supremely polished performer’

★★★★★

Mail on Sunday

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’

★★★★

The Telegraph

Thu 27 Oct

£29

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

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.

Thu 27 Oct

£32.30

The American Four Tops

The American Four Tops

Motown show with powerful vocals and dance routines featuring some of the biggest pop, rock and soul songs ever written.

Fri 17 Jun

£25

Anything for Love

Critically acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his smash hit production Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story: It’s all about the music!

For over 30 years Steve Steinman has been filling theatres and concert halls worldwide with his incredible production shows. Following his 2019 UK sell out tour Steve returns to The Alban Arena performing over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.

With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and 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 have you dancing in the aisles and singing out loud to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Holding Out For A Hero and many more.

Fri 13 May

£30

The Big Band at Christmas

11th November 2022 (Rescheduled from 15 November 2021)

Front Doors Open: 2pmAuditorium: 2.30pmShow Starts: 3pm

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: £18 , concessions £16**A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need”. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! "Superb - they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC.

As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order”– Telegraph. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

"A celebration of classic Swing !" - Telegraph

Fri 11 Nov

£18 (£16)

The Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

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

Tue 29 Mar

£36.25

Bop - Matinee

BOP1

Sun 13 Mar

£20

The Bowie Collective

The Bowie Collective

A tribute to the hits of the iconic David Bowie.

Tue 1 Feb

£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!'.

Thu 28 Jul

£21

Calling Planet Earth

Calling Planet Earth

"The show that defines a decade"

A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era's of All Time - The Electrifying '80s.

Featuring songs from legendary artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell, and many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must-see show that simply defines a decade.

Sun 5 Jun

£22.50

The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story
  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Sat 11 Jun

£30

Come What May: The Ultimate Moulin Rouge Tribute

Come What May - The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge

A tribute to Baz Luhrmann's glittering musical about the ill-fated romance between a writer and a cabaret actress.

Thu 17 Mar

£26.50

The Counterfeit Stones

The Counterfeit Stones

A Rolling Stones tribute band laced with a dash of Spinal Tap humour.

Thu 23 Jun

£28

A Country Night in Nashville

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town.

Sat 26 Mar

£25

Day at Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Celebration of the life and career of icon Doris Day, featuring 24 hits from her repertoire.

Tue 18 Jan

£18.50–£20

Direct from the USA - The Ultimate Barry White Revue

Sunday 15 May 2022(Rescheduled from 15 May 2020 and 1 April 2021)

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

Unless you have rebooked your tickets in the last 9 months, your tickets are no longer valid and a credit has been placed onto your Box Office account. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

Tickets: £23 & £21.50*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

William Hicks with his live band and three-piece female group The Supreme Dreamgirls celebrate the music of the legend that is Mr Barry White.

An experience as close to the man and his music as possible featuring all the hits including Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, You're The First My Last My Everything, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, and Love Theme.

Sun 15 May

£21.50–£23

Dr Hook

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere's incarnation of the New Jersey genre-spanning rock band Dr Hook, which enjoyed success in the 1970s thanks to hit singles like 'Sylvia's Mother', 'Only Sixteen' and 'Sexy Eyes'.

Mon 28 Mar

£46.50

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Monday 11 April 2022 at 1.30pm & 4pm (Rescheduled from 25 May 2020)

Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 11am & 2pm (Rescheduled from 26 May 2020)

Auditorium will open 30 minutes before the show

Tickets: £14*

Your old tickets are valid for the rescheduled date. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

From the creators of DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon…

From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

Mon 11 Apr

£14

Tue 12 Apr

£14

The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys

The world famous male strippers strut their stuff.

Thu 13 Jan

£21.50–£27.50

Dylan Moran: We Got This

Dylan Moran

Curmudgeonly Irish stand-up who wrote and starred in the TV sitcom Black Books.

Wed 16 Mar

£25

Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sun 6 Nov

£27.50–£35

An Evening of Burlesque

Roll up, roll up as An Evening of Burlesque is coming to town.

A scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment, the UK’s longest running Burlesque show is back touring the nation and it’s bigger than ever.

Join us for the good old-fashioned night out as we bring you the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus and burlesque to light up all your senses.

With World Class Entertainers and stars of the stage and screen. An Evening of Burlesque is an extravaganza of glitz and glamour! Expect fun, feathers, fan dancing, fabulous costumes plus specialty Artistes, Cabaret and Circus Stars, Comedians, World Guinness record holders and Champagne Showgirls! It’s the perfect night for everyone.

An Evening of Burlesque is filled with artistic spectacle that has enraptured audiences for centuries. This sensational variety show brings together a bounty of beautiful stars for an unrivalled variety show for the 21st Century! Expect the unexpected with plenty of glitter and glamour! It’s cocktails and cabaret o’clock!

Fri 14 Jan

£27.50 (£25.50)

An Evening with Dolly Parton

Sunday 20 February 2022

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

Tickets: £19.50*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

THE RAGS TO RHINESTONES STORY

The Rags to Rhinestones Story is a smash hit dynamic theatre production that is widely accepted as the World’s foremost tribute show to Dolly Parton. It is performed by the award-winning Miss Julia Martin, who in 2019 was presented with the accolade of the UK’s No1 Dolly Parton tribute by the National Tribute Music Awards (NTMA). The show has been described by audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Dolly’s incredible stage presence, mannerisms, charisma and unique comedy one-liners, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true Dolly fan will want to miss.

The show is further enhanced by our unique virtual Dolly Band, guest musicians, backing singers, and a spectacular moving-head light display. A large video screen not only helps tell the story of Dolly’s incredible raise to fame and stardom, but also allows Julia to recreate and perform virtual duets live on stage between Dolly and other singing legends from past and present.

In 2014 with a record audience of 200,000 and a BBC audience of 2.6 million, Dolly Parton became the Queen of Glastonbury, and a whole new generation of Dolly fans was born. In celebration to this performance, part two of this show will be dedicated to Dolly’s Glastonbury performance, where Julia, wearing a white rhinestone studded trouser suit, struts across every inch of the stage, quite simply redefining the word crowd-pleaser, with a performance of foot stomping, clap-along scintillating music, entertainment and banter, guaranteed to enthrall the audience from start to finish.

With a combination of stunning sequined Dolly costumes, audience interaction, flashing tambourines, classic hit songs, and vocals direct from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee, ‘The Rags to Rhinestones Story’ not only brings-to-life the inspirational story of Dolly Rebecca Parton, but also takes the audience on a musical journey through the outstanding singing and film career of this Country Hall of Fame Legend. With meticulous attention to detail, Julia weaves her magic and delivers a show that makes you feel that Dolly herself is actually in the room.

Sun 20 Feb

£19.50

An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff comes to the ( theatre name) in june 2020. Back by popular demand after 2019s successful tour. He will talk amusingly about his illustrious WEST HAM & ENGLAND CAREER . Everyone that came in 2018 and 2019 had a great time and we have had so many requests to do it again So here we are back on the road with his great friend and agent Terry Baker from A1 Sporting speakers once again asking the questions Vip ticket holders will have a chance to meet him and have a photograph with him before the show. The second half will be a question & answer session with the audience. This will be a great event for football fans VIP tickets £60 best seats and a photo with Geoff plus an autograph per person. Standard Seats £25

Sun 13 Feb

£25

An Evening With Tony Adams

Monday 23rd May 2022 (Rescheduled from 29 May 2020 and Thurs 3 June 2021

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

Unless you have rebooked your tickets in the last 9 months, your tickets are no longer valid and a credit has been placed onto your Box Office account. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

Tickets: £30*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

This is Tony Adams raw, from the heart - and the head.

Inspirational captain of Arsenal, who lifted 10 trophies over three decades, and lionheart leader of England, Adams is one of the great figures of English football.

Off the field, he acknowledged his alcoholism and in sobriety established the Sporting Chance clinic that continues to help sportsmen and women with addiction and mental health issues.

Funny on football, wise on wider issues, Tony will deliver a revealing and entertaining experience like no other sporting figure can.

 

In association with Jewson 

Mon 23 May

£30

Fairport Convention

Thursday 24 February 2022

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

Tickets: £31.50*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, with 2022 being their 55th anniversary! During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

This year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album, Shuffle & Go, which was released just before ‘lockdown’ in 2020.

Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'.

Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Special Guest for the Tour is Singer / Songwriter - Luke Jackson. Luke is a wonderful performer gaining much recognition for his recorded work as well as touring the UK, Europe, and America relentlessly.

"Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act,

Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down."

The Guardian

"Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of

the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band."

Folk & Tumble

Thu 24 Feb

£31.50

Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Thu 17 Feb

£26.50

Fastlove - Everything She Wants Tour

Saturday 12 March 2022

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

Tickets: £27*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

The World’s largest George Michael celebration FASTLOVE is back with a brand new show for 2022. 

 

Now touring in 18 countries, FASTLOVE has quickly become a global phenomenon and you can be a part of it on this amazing journey for a night like no other.

 

There will only ever be one George Michael and this show pays tribute to all his incredible music, his life and the great man himself.

 

The Everything She Wants Tour is bigger than ever. It has it all; brand new set list featuring songs including Older, Somebody to Love, Spinning the Wheel and AS. Some old favourites returning from the very first tour including, Jesus to a Child, Praying for Time and Father Figure and of course all the classics you want - I'm your Man, Freedom 90, Carless Whisper, Club Tropicana and many many more.

 

We knew you were waiting for this and now we’re back and ready to take you to the Edge of Heaven, with Fastlove - Everything She Wants Tour.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Sat 12 Mar

£27

Frankie's Guys

Frankie's Guys

Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Hear classics such as 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Sherry' and 'Oh What A Night'.

Sat 25 Jun

£23 (£21.50; Children £21.50)

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

A hilarious parody based on the all time favourite sitcom, Friends.

Fri 11 Mar

£30

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.

Thu 14 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

With The Truth.

Fury in Sound and Vision

Billy Fury was one of the UK’s biggest and brightest stars throughout the 1960’s and to many he became known as the British Elvis.

He had more weeks in the UK top ten than the Beatles and even they auditioned to be his backing group.

Fury in Sound and Vision is a brand new ‘mixed media’ concept and tells the amazing story of Billy’s life through cinematic footage from the hit BBC4 documentary The Sound Of Fury and sympathetic, vibrant and emotional live vocal performance from West End star Gavin Stanley (Good Rockin’ Tonite!, Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey, Be Bop a Lula, Sun Records the Concert).

With interviews from Len Goodman, Imelda May, Mark Kermode, Vince Eager, Lord Puttnam and many more the documentary highlights just how special Fury really was.

Enjoy an evening of fantastic visuals and vocals from one of the country’s most respected performers and Billy Fury back where he belongs on the big screen in one of the BBC’s most successful music documentaries.

Sun 26 Jun

£22 (£20; Children £20)

Genesis Connected

Genesis Connected

The band plays the hits of Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, featuring 'Sledgehammer', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Over My Shoulder', 'Against All Odds', 'That's All', 'The Living Years' and many more.

Fri 10 Jun

£23.50 (£21; Children £21)

The George Michael Legacy

Saturday 17 September 2022 (Rescheduled from 24 April 2021)

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

Unless you have rebooked your tickets in the last 9 months, your tickets are no longer valid and a credit has been placed onto your Box Office account. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

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, £24.50 & £20.50*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.

The former frontman, producer of “Faith” (2017- 2018) and “Freedom!’19” returns in 2021 with his new production - “The George Michael Legacy”

Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years, dedicating his professional career to pay homage to the late pop phenomenon.

He delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way, receiving 5 star reviews nationwide.

Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.

Sat 17 Sep

£20.50–£28.50

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Strictly Come Dancing favourite, dancer and showman Giovanni Pernice, is back with a brand new show.

Sun 1 May

£32–£35

Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK. The hardest swinging big band in the UK recreates the million sellers of the 40's and 50's.

Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and String of Pearls are just a few of the numbers that shot band leader Glenn Miller to world stardom. Pieces from other band leaders including Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie not to mention songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin are featured in this 2 hour show which will take you down Memory Lane and start your feet tapping.

A Big Band show that’s bound to get you In The Mood

Suitable for all ages

Tue 8 Mar

£23.50

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Sun 12 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Harry Redknapp

Wednesday 11th May 2022 (Rescheduled from 28 October 2020 and 19 September 2021 )

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

Your old tickets are valid for the rescheduled date. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

Tickets: £35VIP Tickets: £85

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online and telephone transactions

After last year's sold out tour of 44 theatres, Harry is back for a short tour of twenty venues for 2020. There are two new TV series this year. A Sandbanks serialised documentary in February and the second series of HARRY'S HEROES in March.

The tour is again promoted by Terry and Freda Baker of A1 Sporting Speakers and Noel Brodie returns to interview him and have a laugh with Harry and the audience. It’s a great show full of Harrys superb anecdotes and stories from his years in the beautiful game and still with an I’m a celebrity section after his jungle win in 2018. We had so many requests to return this year, so here we are ‘on the road again’

Wed 11 May

£35

Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond

Hello Again - The Story of Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond tribute show. Expect to hear 'Sweet Caroline', 'Cracklin’ Rosie', 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'Song Sung Blue', 'Hello Again', 'Love on the Rocks', 'America' and many more.

Sun 9 Jan

£25.50

Henning Wehn: It'll All Come Out In The Wash

Henning Wehn: It'll All Come Out In The Wash

German comic Henning Wehn rinses and wrings sense from the nonsensical in his latest comedy tour.

Sat 19 Feb

£23.50

Howard Jones

Howard Jones

The bogbrush-haired synth pop whizz continues to benefit from 80s nostalgia.

Fri 21 Oct

£34.50–£111.50

Illegal Eagles

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters. Featuring their greatest hits including 'Hotel California', 'Take it to the Limit', 'Life in the Fast Lane' and more.

Sat 23 Apr

£27.50

Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford confirms new tour, find out how to get presale tickets

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

Wed 23 Feb

£30

Wed 2 Nov

£30

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

Tue 25 Jan

£29.50

Jive Talkin': The Bee Gees Story

Jive Talkin'

A tribute to the falsetto trio, the Bee Gees.

Wed 30 Mar

£22.50

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Thu 26 May

£32–£42

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby at Christmas in Nottingham

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Sun 22 May

£23.50 (Children £18)

The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth returns to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for another stunning performance. His unique style and charisma will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

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. 

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. 

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.

Fri 25 Mar

£27.50–£31.50

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.

Fri 22 Apr

£18.50–£23.50

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Thursday, 29 July 2021 (Rescheduled from Thursday, 30 July 2020) - In the process of being rescheduled - please check for an update

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 (under 12)*

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

Brother Wolf presents The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Based on 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

Adapted, Produced and Directed by James Hyland

Costumes by A Child Of The Jago

Music by Chris Warner

"What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?"

Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf's groundbreaking production of one of the most beloved stories of all time. Fantastical and utterly bonkers, "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party" is a mind-bending new twist on Lewis Carroll's immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter's table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

Praise for 'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party':

"'The Mad Hatter's Tea Party', based on the book 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll, has been excellently adapted by James Hyland who not only produced and directed the play but incidentally plays the fun, crazed, eccentric Mad Hatter better than Johnny Depp any day of the week. Michael Shon plays the lovable March Hare with a gruff cockney accent and insane mannerisms that come together very well for his character. A Child Of The Jago have outdone themselves yet again on the fabulous costumes that sum up this production as entertaining, fun and full of laughs and a great play to go and see with the kids or simply on your own. I loved it."

Rating: ★★★★★

Mark Carter, British Theatre Journal

Website: http:www.brotherwolf.org.uk

Facebook: https:www.facebook.comBrotherWolfProductions

Twitter: https:twitter.comBrotherWolfUK

Running Time: 60 minutes without an interval

Age Recommendation: 8+

Content Advisory: This is an immersive theatre play which involves direct audience address and explores themes of bereavement and loss in relation to memory, sanity and time. The age recommendation is therefore classified as 8+. Parental discretion is recommended.

Sun 17 Apr

£15 (Children £10)

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Fri 7 Jan

£24.50

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Sat 22 Jan

£26

The Music of Prince

Thursday 20 January 2022

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*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

Formerly known as Purple Rain come Celebrate the life, legacy and The Music of Prince, this brilliantly funky show featuring the world class New Purple Celebration delivers a non-stop 2-hour hit packed extravaganza.

Expect to see, hear and feel all of the hits from one of the most loved Artists of all time. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Kiss, Diamonds And Pearls, Raspberry Beret, U Got The Look, When Doves Cry, Cream, I Wanna Be Your Lover and so many more.

“An excellent night of great songs and terrific musicianship… If you’re looking for a night

out this is the show to see.” Bournemouth Echo

“Brilliantly funky,” Basingstoke Observer

“Fantastic! As close any as any mere mortal should ever reasonably expect to get to

reaching the godlike genius that was Prince. Highly recommended.” Exciting-Stuff.co.uk

Thu 20 Jan

£29

Nish Kumar: Control

Nish Kumar: Control

It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation. You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally.

“Comedian Nish Kumar was booed off stage after making Brexit jokes at a charity event on Monday night.”

BBC News Report - 3rd December 2019

TAKE…

“You can boo, but booing’s got nothing to do with it” Bob Dylan

…BACK…

“Man, I’ve got grown men @ing me bulls**t/You’re getting way too old for the timeline” Stormzy

…CONTROL

“I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands” Boris Johnson - 3rd March 2020.

Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster and more.

Sun 3 Apr

£20

Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive‐in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award‐winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand‐up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.

“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it standup barely does it justice.” ‐ Michael Levin, Huffington Post

"A thin, high cheek‐boned, flamboyant luvvie.” ‐ The Guardian

Fri 28 Jan

£25

Sat 29 Jan

£25

One Night In Dublin

One Night In Dublin

Songs by the Pogues, the Dubliners, the Fureys, the Saw Doctors and others, performed by the Wild Murphys.

Thu 12 May

£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.

Tue 3 May

£24.50

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Spend a special day with Peppa Pig and her friends.

Sat 26 Feb

£17 (Children £15)

Sun 27 Feb

£17 (Children £15)

Petty Criminals

Petty Criminals

Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Fri 8 Jul

£22.50

Rabbit Rabbit- A Tribute to Chas & Dave

Thursday 10th November 2022 (Rescheduled from 6 November 2020 and 24 November 2021)

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

Your old tickets are valid for the rescheduled date. Please check your account or alternatively email theatretickets.co.uk if you wish to check the status of your order.

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: £19*

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

It’s time to “put your beer in the sideboard here” and get yerself along to this wonderful show that celebrates the music of the great Chas & Dave.

 

Rabbit Rabbit will have you singing along with all the feel-good songs the boys did over three decades.

 

You will enjoy hits such as Gertcha!, Sideboard Song, London Girls, Margate, Poor Old Mr. Woogie, Ain’t No Pleasing You and of course – Rabbit plus plenty more including some surprises!

 

Performed by the renowned trio, Triple Cream with their fantastic musicianship and witty banter, this show will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Thu 10 Nov

£19

Rapunzel

A tangled musical adventure! Let your hair down in a brand new adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’

Scott Ritchie Productions proudly presents this exciting and fun adventure.

This production promises to be a theatrical treat for audiences of all ages, featuring a witty script, original music and some songs you may already know. Get tangled up with a host of loveable characters from this magical fairy tale.

With an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the show, this is sure to be a "hair-raising" production that you won’t want to miss!

Wed 6 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £12)

Ray Mears 'We Are Nature' Tour

Friday 1st April 2022

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: £25.00, Under 16's £17.50, Family Ticket 2 Adults Children £80.00 *

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

We need the Wilderness as much as the Wilderness needs us.

Recently we have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever.

In this fascinating, inspirational, and educational show, Ray will be demonstrating and explaining techniques that will help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today.

It is time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment

Come and celebrate the importance of the Wilderness to us all.

Fri 1 Apr

£25 (Children £17.50)

Reginald D Hunter: Bombe Shuffleur

The Brand-New, Full-Throated Adventures of Reginald D Hunter

In his latest stand-up tour, award-winning comic Reginald D Hunter takes on the big topics; climate change, economics and politics.

Mon 14 Feb

£23

Rhythm Of The Dance

This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent, an exciting 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, 22 award-winning World & Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume changes.

Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish trad band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California, from Siberia to Sydney.

Worldwide, toes are tapping and hands are clapping to the feet of Rhythm of the Dance!

Enjoy the 21st Anniversary tour of Rhythm of the Dance, over five million fans across fifty countries already have

Sun 3 Jul

£26

Rock and Roll Revolution

Rock and Roll Revolution

Award-winning band The Bluejays play over 40 classics hits from the fifties.

Sat 16 Apr

£21

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Comedian Ross Noble's newest hour.

Wed 2 Feb

£26

Thu 3 Feb

£26

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

Paul Hopkins steps into the Roy Orbison role with this tribute to the 80s supergroup.

Fri 4 Feb

£23–£25

Sandi Toksvig: Next Slide Please …

Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, arrives with her brand-new show, Next Slide Please…

In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of coronacoaster gloom.

Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and possibly a game of Covid Lingo Bingo.

(Don't expect handstands, ministerial behaviour or impressions of Chris Whitty)

Book early!

"A breath of fresh air … lots of fun" ★★★★ The Times
"Wonderfully sharp" Time Out
"Laden with laughs" Guardian
"Never fails to delight and entertain" ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Wed 20 Apr

£31.50

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican muses about throwing poo over a wall, floatation tanks and weight loss via the loss of a fingertip on her sixth international tour.

Thu 22 Sep

£29

Fri 23 Sep

£29

The Sensational 60s Experience

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), The Trems, The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Dakotas. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Silence Is Golden', 'Storm In A Teacup', 'Hippy Hippy Shake', 'Little Children' plus many more.

Thu 7 Apr

£28.50

Shakatak

Shakatak

Jazz and funk from the cult favourites.

Fri 20 May

£23.50–£25

Shalamar with Special Guest Phil Fearon & Galaxy

Wednesday 10 June

Front Doors Open: 6.15pmAuditorium: 7.15pmShow Starts: 7.45pm

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: £36.50, £34.50 & 32.50*

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

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Their live show includes multi- million selling hits, such as 'A Night To Remember', 'I Can Make You Feel Good', 'Make That Move', 'There It Is', 'Dead Giveaway', 'I Owe You One', 'The Second Time Around' and many more.

“A Shalamar concert is a giant party,” says Jeffrey Daniel. “From the moment we step on stage to the moment we finish the audience becomes part of the show, they’re up on their feet dancing and singing along!”

As noted in the publication British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artistes of all time. Carolyn Griffey is the daughter of Solar Records creator Dick Griffey and heir to the label dynasty.

Special Guest - Phil Fearon

Special guest for the show will be fellow 80’s star, Phil Fearon & Galaxy—instantly recognisable for his hit singles ‘''Dancing Tight’ , "What Do I Do?", "Everybody’s Laughing" "I Can Prove It"& ‘This Kind of Love’.

Wed 8 Jun

£35.10–£39.42

Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops more than 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Sun 20 Nov

£22

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.

Sun 19 Jun

£24.50

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: An Evening With The World's Greatest Living Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks to long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring about his life, his adventures and his ancestral heritage. Hear all about the record breaking and immensely challenging projects which saw Sir Ranulph receive the Guinness Book of Records accolade as the ‘Greatest Living Adventurer’.

Tue 22 Feb

£26.50–£29.50

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

10 December 2021 - 3 January 2022

Tickets from £15

*A transaction fee of £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

Pantomime is back at The Alban Arena!

Yes – it’s what we’ve all been waiting for… for a long time now! Pantomime is finally back at The Alban Arena and we can’t wait for you to join us for our biggest, funniest and most spectacular festive treat ever!

We have the fabulous Chizzy Akudolu (Holby, Strictly, EastEnders) as the Wicked Queen; social media sensation, Jonny Weldon, as Muddles and our very own Ian Kirkby is back by huge popular demand, as Baron Von Badapple!

The show will also feature a fantastic supporting cast including 7 of the best short actors in the business – among them Jimmy Vee, who played R2D2 in the Star Wars films!

Snow White will be brought to you by Evolution Productions who have produced our last 10 much acclaimed, smash-hit pantomimes so this promises to be a sell-out, must-see show.

Don’t delay… book your family’s trip today!

Please note this has been rescheduled from 4 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your booking, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Box Office team via email at theatretickets@1life.co.uk

Fri 10 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sat 11 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sun 12 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Tue 14 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Wed 15 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Thu 16 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sat 18 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sun 19 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Mon 20 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Tue 21 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Wed 22 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Thu 23 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Fri 24 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sun 26 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Mon 27 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Tue 28 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Wed 29 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Thu 30 Dec

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sat 1 Jan

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Sun 2 Jan

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

Mon 3 Jan

£15.50–£30.50 (£13–£28; Children £13–£28)

The Sound of Springsteen

The Sound of Springsteen

Eight-piece Bruce Springsteen tribute act.

Sat 9 Jul

£22.50–£24.50

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Glenn Tilbrook

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Glenn Tilbrook

Friday 3rd June 2022

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: £35.00*

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

Steve Harley celebrates his 49th year in music in 2020 and continues to play concerts around the world. He says that playing Live is more than a job, it’s almost his life’s blood. Considered one of the most charismatic Live performers at work today, the original Cockney Rebel tours with a full 6-piece rock band and also fronts the Steve Harley Acoustic Band.

Music is very much still his first love. “We see the world and play to great audiences; how good is that! I see great cities and their galleries and museums in our down-time, beautiful landscapes from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean coast, all in my life as a touring musician. It’s still the greatest job on earth!” Harley said recently.

The Live shows include the big hit singles, like Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Love’s A Prima Donna, the legendary Sebastian, as well as the evergreen Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me). That song is noted by PRS as one of the most-played songs in history on British Radio.

Steve was awarded a Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Songwriters, and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music by the British Festival of Acoustic Music in 2018.

Recent critical acclaim has included such comments such as “A consummate professional at the top of his game” and “I doubt there was a better gig anywhere in the world last night. Seriously” – Daily Mail reporter. Rod Stewart, who has covered Steve’s song A Friend For Life, describes him as “One of the greatest lyricists Britain has produced.” Mojo commented: “Harley creates songs of deep beauty, full of life’s experiences” and The Times wrote: “An extraordinary concert”.

Special guest Glenn Tilbrook. Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook is reputed for his considerable song writing talent, and irrepressible sense of humour. 'A jubilant and hilarious entertainer as well as world-class songwriter….'

Fri 3 Jun

£38.50

Sun Records: The Concert

Sun Records: The Concert

The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin' pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

Thu 9 Jun

Cancelled

Talking Pictures: The 9th Festival Of Film

Sunday 20th March 2022 (Rescheduled from 22 March 2020 and 28 March 2021)

Doors open 10am - 7pm

First guest on stage at 10:30am

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 £3.00 per booking is charged for online purchases

Renown Pictures and Talking Pictures TV are delighted to announce another festival of film for 2022

A truly great day out for fans of British film and TV from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s. The day includes a variety of films, shorts and celebrity guests from the world of film and the eras we all love, on stage throughout the day. PLUS a selection of stalls selling film memorabilia, special book signings & DVDs.

FULL GUEST LINE-UP AND SCREENING PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sun 20 Mar

£25

Think Floyd

Think Floyd

The tribute band pays homage to the legendary rock outfit.

Thu 27 Jan

£26

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea 2021

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Mon 24 Oct

£14

Tue 25 Oct

£14

Wed 26 Oct

£14

Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

English writer, actor and comedian Tim Vine returns with yet another hilarious stand-up show. Get ready for quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

Fri 18 Feb

Prices to be confirmed

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Ultimate tribute concert to Tina Turner, presented by the award-winning producers behind Whitney - Queen Of The Night.

Wed 21 Sep

£22.50–£27.50

Whitney: Queen of the Night

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Wed 9 Nov

£27.50

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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