About Us

Our Theatre
Welcome

 

HHTheatreCo is a group of local volunteers, with a wide range of skills, united by a love of theatre, at the Boxmoor Playhouse.

Each year we stage a variety of productions including musicals, plays and pantomimes. 

We also holds social events such as quiz nights, creative workshops and cabaret evenings.

 

We enjoy regular club nights every week, during which our bar is open and everyone can get together for activities or a chat whether they are involved in rehearsals or not.



 

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The Boxmoor Playhouse is the largest theatre in Hemel Hempstead and is owned and managed by the members of the Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company.

We have owned the Boxmoor Playhouse since 1997. Formerly St John's Hall, it belonged to the church across the road.  The building was acquired by the Company following many years of planning, dedication, and no small amount of fundraising.

When our tiered seating is in place, we can hold up to 200 seats. The space is flexible as we can increase the size of the stage in addition to using floor space if needed.

 

The running of our theatre takes a huge number of people and we are always looking for new volunteers.  If you are interested in hearing about upcoming opportunities, why not let us know by clicking here or email hhtc.membership@gmail.com.

Our History

Our Company (formerly the Hemel Hempstead Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) started life in 1925 when a group of Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiasts put on a production of The Mikado.  

The Second World War put a temporary hold on everything and property was stored around the town, gathering dust in various locations.

We have faced many other challenges over the years - financial concerns, shortage of volunteers, lack of male performers, locals not even realising there is a theatre here, Covid - but still our shows go on.

Quiet Weekend 1946
Quiet Weekend 1946

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The Student Prince 1950
The Student Prince 1950

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Gondoliers 1975
Gondoliers 1975

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Quiet Weekend 1946
Quiet Weekend 1946

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