The Maltings Theatre

The Roman Theatre
Open Air Festival
28th May – 11th July 2021

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The Festival

The Maltings Theatre and OVO created The Roman Theatre Open Air Festival in 2014, bringing this unique and historic venue back to life, after it stood largely abandoned for many centuries. 

As we now enter our seventh year, the festival is recognised as one of the UK’s leading outdoor theatre events. 2021 is our biggest and best festival yet with 14 shows, 8 companies and 69 performances presenting a diverse range of incredible theatre, opera and music over 7 weeks.

What's on

View the full digital programme via the button to the left, or visit our What's On page for full details and to buy tickets. 

Find Us

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium is situated on Bluehouse Hill, AL3 6AE.

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The Maltings Theatre

About us

Box Office

Tickets for all of our productions, including for The Roman Theatre Open Air Festival, are available exclusively from our website. Due to Covid-19 safety guidelines, there are no in-person box office facilities at either of our venues. Please book your tickets in advance. After booking, you will receive an e-ticket that you can show on your phone or smart device on arrival at the venue.

See What's On

The Maltings Theatre

The Maltings Theatre is the home of live theatre in the heart of St Albans. We create innovative, imaginative and inspiring theatre, producing a dozen shows every year, some of which tour outside the local area. We are nationally recognised as one of the country’s leading small scale producing theatres.

Alongside our own shows, we host a family of associate companies spanning theatre, opera, jazz and folk. Our arts education programme engages over 200 children every week and our community partners enable over 300 local people to perform on our stage each year. We also provide employment to over 100 creatives and theatre professionals every year, the majority of whom live in the local area.


OVO is our in-house production company at The Maltings Theatre. Founded in 2002, we mix film, music and live action to create innovative, imaginative and inspiring theatre which challenges and entertains our audiences.

Contact us by Phone

For queries relating to your booking, please see our FAQs. If you'd like to talk to us, please email us to request a callback within 48 hours.

Contact us by Email

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