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: Henry IV Part 2 (LIVE)

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Herts Jazz: Sundays in Humphrey's Poster

Herts Jazz: Sundays in Humphrey's

Join internationally-renowned musicians for an intimate evening of superb jazz. With a highlighted artist or combo each week, the Herts Jazz Club provides a home for the best in Jazz.  Full...

Grease Poster

Grease

1 - 3 May | GREASE is a 1972 musical, set in 1959 at Rydell High School. It follows 10 working class teenagers as they navigate their way through the complexities of growing up, and...

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II Revival Poster

Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II Revival

Sun 4 May | A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster. In the presence of King Richard, Henry Bolingbroke...

Decomposed! Poster

Decomposed!

Sat 10 May | Can Will save his brother Igor from turning into a zombie? Down on his luck, Will is forced to move back in with his smelly twin. Igor is seriously in danger of becoming a...

Blofeld and Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special Poster

Blofeld and Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special

Sat 10 May | "Blowers and Baxter: Memories of Test Match Special" is a charming show for both cricket and non-cricket lovers alike. Peter Baxter was the long suffering producer of TMS...

NT Live - King Lear Poster

NT Live - King Lear

Sun 11 May |  Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens,Collaborators) in the...

RSC: Henry IV Part 1 (LIVE) Poster

RSC: Henry IV Part 1 (LIVE)

Wed 14 May | With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his...

Music is my Life Poster

Music is my Life

Informator Hertfordshire, Campus West and CVS Broxbourne and East Herts are inviting you all to a concert: "Music Is My Life". Performing artist include: Alex Gala, Mariusz Szaban...

The Aurora Ensemble Poster

The Aurora Ensemble

Sat 17 May | Zemlinsky | Ibert | Nielsen | Jim Parker | Carter | Reicha | Bizet Established in 1996, the Aurora Ensemble is a traditional wind quintet which also expands to work with piano,...

RSC: Henry IV Part 1 (ENCORE) Poster

RSC: Henry IV Part 1 (ENCORE)

Tues 20 May | With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his...

NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Poster

NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

22 - 24 May | Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on...

Charity Wine Tasting Event Poster

Charity Wine Tasting Event

Fri 30 May at 7pm | A charity fundraising event hosted by The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind At The Old Palace, Hatfield House - The Car Park is accessed through...

Up Pompeii Poster

Up Pompeii

30 & 31 May | Based on the original characters devised by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the...

80th Welwyn Drama Festival Poster

80th Welwyn Drama Festival

2 - 7 June | Founded in 1929 and as iconic as Welwyn Garden City itself, the Welwyn Drama Festival has brought the best of amateur dramatics from Hertfordshire and further afield to...

King Silly and Friends Poster

King Silly and Friends

Sun 8 June | Join King Silly & Friends as they perform the greatest show on Earth! Well - the greatest show in the Kingdom of Silly anyway!    The finest family friendly...

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: Der Rosenkavalier (LIVE) Poster

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: Der Rosenkavalier (LIVE)

Sun 8 June | Part of the Glyndebourne Festival 2014 The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Count Octavian Rofrano, her coarse cousin Baron...

Paddy Ashdown: A Cruel Victory Poster

Paddy Ashdown: A Cruel Victory

Tues 10 June | From best-selling author of A Brilliant Little Operation comes the long neglected D-Day story of the Resistance uprising and subsequent massacre on the Vercors massif –...

NTLive: A Small Family Business (LIVE) Poster

NTLive: A Small Family Business (LIVE)

Thurs 12 June | A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the...

Talbot House - A Home From Home Poster

Talbot House - A Home From Home

Sat 14 June | During the First World War Talbot House in Poperinge, Belgium a few short miles behind the front line, became a haven for thousands of allied troops – a...

RSC: Henry IV Part 2 (LIVE) Poster

RSC: Henry IV Part 2 (LIVE)

Wed 18 June | King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more...

The Tap Dancing Mermaid Poster

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Sat 21 June | It's time to hear the Moon's story, one you will NEVER forget... Gather round, gather round for the Moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap...

RSC: Henry IV Part 2 (ENCORE) Poster

RSC: Henry IV Part 2 (ENCORE)

Mon 23 June | King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more...

Ibsen's Ghosts (Encore) Poster

Ibsen's Ghosts (Encore)

Thur 26 June | The West End Theatre Series is delighted to present Richard Eyre’s "spell-binding" adaptation (Independent) of GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen. Nominated for five...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde Poster

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Wed 2 July | 'I am one of those who are made for exceptions, not for laws.' - Oscar Wilde Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance...

Andre Rieu's 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert (LIVE) Poster

Andre Rieu's 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert (LIVE)

Sat 19 July | Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the...

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: Don Giovanni (RECORDED) Poster

Glyndebourne Festival 2014: Don Giovanni (RECORDED)

Sun 20 July | Part of the Glyndebourne Festival 2014 The legend of Don Juan tells how, at the height of his licentious career, he seduced a girl of noble family and killed her father,...

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 11.00-12.30     After hours in the foyer - Brian Dee Trio -...

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...

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 | “A woman doesn’t have the right to protect her own dying father, or to save her husband’s life!  I can’t believe that’s...

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...

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...

Sleeping Beauty Poster

Sleeping Beauty

A magical Christmas show for all the family! School performances: Mon 15 Dec - 10.30am and 1.30pm Tues 16 Dec - 10.30am and 1.30pm Wed 17 Dec - 10.30am and 1.30pm Thurs 18...

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...