Find out more about three of the best entertainment options in Hemel Hempstead and decide whether you want to see a show, watch the local football club or pay a visit to the Cineworld to catch a blockbuster at Hemel Hempstead’s top cinema.
Entertainment in Hemel Hempstead
As you can probably tell from the name, The Old Town Hall was once the town hall of Hemel Hempstead. It dates back to 1852 and stands at the centre of the Old Town High Street. However, its hallways have long lost the hum of local bureaucracy, as it was transformed into a fantastic arts centre in 1978. It boasts a carefully curated program of theatre, live music, film nights, comedy events and dance recitals.
See what’s on during your stay at one of our Hemel Hempstead hotels. You may be surprised by the calibre of acts that come to The Old Town Hall. Past performers include Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan and Jo Brand, while visiting theatre companies also include the revered Reduced Shakespeare Company. The theatre only seats 120 people, so getting tickets is sometimes an issue. So check in advance and ensure your visit to this charming and intimate entertainment venue.
Hemel Hempstead FC
Hemel Hempstead cinema
Hemel Hempstead F.C
If you want to watch some sporting action during your stay in Hemel Hempstead, your best option is to make the pilgrimage to Vauxhall Road, where Hemel Hempstead F.C. play their home games. It’s a semi-professional football club that was first founded all the way back in 1885. Sadly, in all that time, the club has never played in the Football League. But they enjoy a good local following, and ticket prices are cheap. Be sure to check the fixture list to make sure they’re playing at home while you’re here.
Alternatively, if you want to take part in some local sports, we’ve got plenty of activities in Hemel Hempstead for you to pick and choose from.
Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
Last but not least, if you’re looking for an indoor entertainment option no matter the day of the week or time of the day, then you can’t really go wrong with a trip to the cinema. The Cineworld Hemel Hempstead is your top pick for catching a flick. The multiplex cinema can be found at Jarman Square alongside some popular fast-food options including Nandos and Frankie & Benny’s. It’s an IMAX cinema, so you experience the most immersive cinema possible, and there are several screens showing films throughout the day, so you should be able to head down any time to catch the latest blockbusters.