Curtains up on a new era
Published 1st April 2021
Theatre Growth and Legacy Project - Artist Impression
East Herts Council’s plans for the Growth and Legacy Project at Hertford Theatre were approved at last night’s Development Management Committee.

The investment of £19.9m will improve the community offering and make Hertford Theatre a beacon of sustainability for the County and for Theatres. 

Hertford Theatre will be redeveloped and expanded with first release films on offer through the addition of three bespoke cinema screens, a brand new studio auditorium for smaller live acts and performances, a plaza-style foyer with riverside café-bar. 

Improved integration with the surrounding historical area will uncover the Motte and allow our community to understand the local history, along with two hireable community spaces and improved access to all areas of the building.

Rhys Thomas, director of Hertford Theatre said, “Throughout the health crisis over the last year, the one thing that has been even more crucial and evident is a need to hold on to a sense of community. The improvement works will ensure that Hertford Theatre can meet demand and will sustainably stand the test of time.

“The theatre is such a hub, in the middle of Hertford Town and so well used by many community groups. The new opportunities and the emphasis on sustainability that the Growth and Legacy Project will bring are going to be exciting to watch take shape.”

The theatre will close to the public from Monday 7 June 2021 in preparation for works to commence in the summer/autumn. The next stage of the project is appointing a main contractor.

Keep up to date with the project on our website.