Saturday 16 October

Tour starts at 11am

Join us for a free, fun-packed family event and celebrate the opening of The Eric Morecambe Centre; Hertfordshire’s brand new community hub.

Set amongst the beautiful surroundings of Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, Hertfordshire’s newest venue and community hub – The Eric Morecambe Centre – houses a state of the art 511 seat theatre, cafe/bar, two multi purpose function rooms and a museum space showcasing the history of Harpenden and the surrounding towns, open for community events, classes, theatre, live music, food and drink, pantomime and much more. The official venue launch will celebrate community, diversity and the arts with a host of free events including community group performances, theatre tours, workshops, and an extra special evening showcase featuring the fantastic Purple All Stars and our very own panto cast.

Take a look around the theatre and get a glimpse into its inner workings with expert-led tours on the hour, every hour, showing you all the secrets audiences don’t normally get to see. Enjoy live music, hot drinks and snacks in our cosy cafe, clown around at our circus skills workshop or brush up on your dance skills with our pantomime dame’s choreography class and enjoy the community spirit of Harpenden.

Situated next to the Harpenden Sports and Leisure Centre, The EMC is the perfect venue for your theatre or music event, party, wedding reception, conference, meeting or classes.

For more information on the launch event, upcoming shows, or hiring the venue for your own event please check our website at www.the-emc.co.uk or email Jo Ditch at jo.ditch@1life.co.uk