The Hawthorne Theatre is in the centre of Welwyn Garden City.
There is a theatre, lounge, cafe and bar and also a cinema screen.

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona LIVE

From September 3, 2014

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An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor

From October 5th

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Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Bill Clinton Hercules

From July 25th

       

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Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Bill Clinton Hercules Poster

Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Bill Clinton Hercules

Fri 25 July | By Rachel Mariner with Guy Masterson Come and meet the 42nd President as he cuts loose and shoots straight from the hip in his own fantasy TED talk! From the Trojan War to the...

Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Anthem for a Doomed Youth Poster

Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Anthem for a Doomed Youth

Fri 25 July | In commemoration of the Great War, the Hawthorne's Artistic Director Guy Masterson (The Odd Couple, Beauty and the Beast), has compiled 60 minutes of the finest WWI...

Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Scaramouche Jones Poster

Edinburgh Festival Preview Season: Scaramouche Jones

Sat 26 July | 11pm Millennium Eve: Centenarian clown, Scaramouche, breaks fifty years silence to give his final performance and charts a bewitching odyssey through crumbling...

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: La Traviata (LIVE) Poster

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: La Traviata (LIVE)

Sun 10 Aug | Part of the Glyndebourne Festival 2014 At one of her brilliant supper parties, the beautiful but frail demi-mondaine, Violetta Valéry, meets the well-born...

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona LIVE Poster

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona LIVE

Wed 3 Sept | Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s...

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona ENCORE Poster

RSC: The Two Gentlemen of Verona ENCORE

Mon 8 Sept | Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s...

Herts Jazz Festival 2014 Poster

Herts Jazz Festival 2014

Friday 8.30-11.00       The Big Chris Barber Band - £25 (£20 members, £5 Students) 11.00-12.30     After hours in...

The Haunting of Hill House Poster

The Haunting of Hill House

Sat 27 Sept | A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion...

Billy Elliot The Musical LIVE - Anniversary Performance Poster

Billy Elliot The Musical LIVE - Anniversary Performance

Sunday 28 Sept | Live from London’s West End this special performance brings multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to cinemas for the first time. Based on the Academy...

An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor Poster

An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor

Sun 5 Oct | Best known as one third of TV comedy trio The Goodies, Tim has been delighting audiences with his gentle, zany humour ever since joining the famous Cambridge Footlights back in...

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen Poster

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

Sat 11 Oct | Directed by Michael Woodwood “A woman doesn’t have the right to protect her old dying father, or to save her husband’s life!  I can’t believe...

Paul Merton's Impro Chums Poster

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Fri 17 Oct | Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Steve Steen and Lee Simpson present Paul Merton’s Impro Chums in support of Tilehouse Counselling. Paul Merton’s Impro...

Pride and Prejudice Poster

Pride and Prejudice

Sat 18 Oct | A highly praised and inventive new adaptation of one of the most loved novels of all time.   This production premiered at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in 2013...

WGC Male Voice Choir In Concert Poster

WGC Male Voice Choir In Concert

Sat 1 Nov | Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir, who first performed in 1935, is the premier male voice choir in the region and is delighted to be back again at the Hawthorne Theatre under...

The Snow Queen Poster

The Snow Queen

Sun 2 Nov | Filled with the strange beauty of ice-cold winter and the warmth of true love, this Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale translates perfectly into one of Image Musical...

The Nutcracker Poster

The Nutcracker

Sun 9 Nov | Audiences have the opportunity to catch one of Tchaikovsky’s world famous classical ballets The Nutcracker when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet company returns...

Little Shop of Horrors Poster

Little Shop of Horrors

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Victor and Albert Poster

Victor and Albert

Sat 15 Nov | Jon brothers Professor Victor and Dr Albert for an evening of fun and frivolity. The gents are a musical comedy duo in the age-old tradition of two men and one piano. Their...

Beauty and the Beast Poster

Beauty and the Beast

Sun 23 Nov | Ballet Cymru, nominated by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2013 as Best Independent Company, presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal...

Everybody Dance Poster

Everybody Dance

Sun 30 Nov | The Academy Performing Arts School present “Everybody Dance” an energetic evening full of sections from Musicals, well known Pop Artists and a celebration...

Sleeping Beauty Poster

Sleeping Beauty

Following last year’s successful Christmas show “Beauty And The Beast”, The Hawthorne Theatre is proud to present the return of pantomime with “Sleeping...

Sleeping Booty! (Adults Only) Poster

Sleeping Booty! (Adults Only)

Once Upon A Time, in a faraway land, a beautiful Princess was born – and the entire kingdom came for a piss up to celebrate! All except the nasty fairy, Tossimoff, who was bitter...

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost (LIVE) Poster

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost (LIVE)

Wed 11 Feb | Love's Labour's Lost is an early comedy, which focuses on young love – but it has an unexpected and unsettling ending. A life of study The King of Navarre and...

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Won (a.k.a. Much Ado About Nothing) (LIVE) Poster

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Won (a.k.a. Much Ado About Nothing) (LIVE)

Wed 4 March | Shakespeare's comedy about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero, was probably first performed in late 1598 or early the following year. The...