The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival

Roman Theatre of St Albans

14 – 31 August 2020

The home of live theatre

In the heart of St Albans

INDOORS IS PAUSED but we’ll be

Back Soon

In line with the rest of the theatre industry, we’ve closed the doors of The Maltings Theatre whilst we continue to observe lockdown requirements.

We’d like to thank all our staff, volunteers, performers, creatives and audience members for their continued support.

We WILL be back as soon as possible – in the meantime we are delighted to present our usual mix of theatre and music in our temporary outdoor home in the heart of St Albans.

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” As You Like It Act II Scene i

What We Do


We produce a year round programme of innovative, imaginative, inspiring theatre. We focus on reimagined classics and contemporary plays up close, from OVO, our in house company, and associate companies.


Our weekly jazz club is produced by Herts Jazz, and our monthly folk nights are curated by St Albans Folk. We also present dance, opera, chamber music, songs from the shows and everything in between.


We offer a variety of dance, music and theatre classes for children. Our education programme is delivered with a range of local partners including Monkey Music, Rhythm Time and Tiny Ballerina.


The theatre is available for hire and – with its city centre location, excellent parking, well-equipped facilities and full disabled access – makes a fantastic venue for a wide range of meetings and events.

Contact Us


The Maltings Arts Theatre
Level 2
The Maltings Shopping Centre
St Albans AL1 3HL


The theatre is next to the Public Library and is easily approached by stairs, lifts or level 2 of the car park.


Artistic Director: Adam Nichols
Venue Manager: Liz Widdowson
Telephone: 07807 521436
Click here to email us


Click here to book online
By telephone on 0333 666 3366
In person at St Albans Central Library, Level 2, The Maltings