Can you help?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our theatre team .  On show nights there are roles helping out front of house and organising refreshments behind the bar. In between shows we also need help. So if you have creative ideas (or can just distribute leaflets!) please get in touch .

Contact

Gilda : ku.oc1561467664.llah1561467664rehct1561467664elfar1561467664ev@se1561467664iriuq1561467664ne1561467664
Claire : ku.oc1561467664.llah1561467664rehct1561467664elfar1561467664ev@rp1561467664

Past productions

May 2019

Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey Friday 10/05/2019
Catherine Morland has grown up in the country, with only sensational novels and pop culture…

Apr 2019

The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows Saturday 27/04/2019
From an idyllic riverside setting, through the snowbound Wild Wood via Mr Toad's motoring misadventures…

Florence 'Flo' Smith - Now and Then
Florence 'Flo' Smith - Now and Then Sunday 14/04/2019
It`s 1969 and a woman looks back on her life lived in London. From The…

Linden Wind Orchestra - Nice but Nautical
Linden Wind Orchestra - Nice but Nautical Saturday 06/04/2019
Linden Wind Orchestra return with another exciting concert. An evening of all manner of sea…

Mar 2019

Her Majesty Fed An Elephant   (show with Fish & Chip supper)
Her Majesty Fed An Elephant (show with Fish & Chip supper) Saturday 30/03/2019
Two contrasting characters share with us joyful & painful memories. A flamboyant, outspoken & opinionated…

Title and Deed  (show with Fish & Chip supper)
Title and Deed (show with Fish & Chip supper) Friday 08/03/2019
Will Eno has written a haunting, funny, quietly moving examination of what it is to…

Three Men in a Boat
Three Men in a Boat Friday 01/03/2019
After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with…

Feb 2019

Cobham Band - Best of Brass
Cobham Band - Best of Brass Saturday 23/02/2019
Back again at the Vera Fletcher Hall, the Cobham Band, a traditional brass band in…

Film Night presents : Passport to Pimlico
Film Night presents : Passport to Pimlico Friday 15/02/2019
Residents of Pimlico declare independence when an old treaty is uncovered, proving that this part…

The Mystery of Memory Lane
The Mystery of Memory Lane Saturday 09/02/2019
Using experience in performing at puppet and theatre festivals for many years in the UK…

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General Information and Conditions

Tickets

For Box Office enquiries call 0845 652 8529. Ticket sales are online by credit/debit card or send a SAE with a cheque made payable to “Vera Fletcher Hall Association” and addressed to

VFH Box Office
8 Copsem Lane
Esher
KT10 9EU

Subject to availability, tickets are also available on the night on a cash sales basis only.

Exchange or Refund of Tickets

In line with general theatre practice, tickets may not be exchanged or the money be refunded. Please check your ticket confirmation at the time of purchase. The Box Office will accept tickets for resale but no responsibility is accepted nor sale guaranteed.

Admission

Children under four years will not be admitted to any theatre performance unless otherwise stated in the event details.

Location

There is on-street parking in the roads surrounding the Hall. Please park courteously and avoid blocking driveways and entrances, and leave quietly after a performance.

Accessibility

The Hall has easy access for wheelchairs throughout. Please let us know any particular requirements when booking.

Bar

The Vera Fletcher Hall is licensed to sell alcoholic drink and offers a cash bar service before the performance and during the interval. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts.

 

About the Vera Fletcher Hall

vera-cont-041The Vera Fletcher Hall – “The Theatre in Thames Ditton” – in Embercourt Road, is the old Victorian Village Hall built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee as a gift to the community from local benefactor Hannibal Speer, Lord of the Manor of Weston.

A hundred years later the Hall was faced with demolition. With active support and fund-raising by the Residents’ Association, and a starting donation from Harry Fletcher in memory of his wife, Vera, the necessary half a million pounds was raised to restore the Hall. It is a well-equipped, intimate theatre/concert hall/pocket opera house for productions, and provides a space for classes, meetings and a Day Centre.

Not many small theatres, let alone village halls, have been able to attract stars such as Petula Clark – who opened the Hall-, Dorothy Tutin, Denis Quilley, Janet Suzman, John Julius Norwich, Susannah York, the English National Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company with their “Shakespeare Revue”. The Hall has notably introduced many to opera, on a small scale but of high quality at affordable prices, and above all, accessible. Rising stars such as the pianist Tanya Ursova, and local drama and music groups have also presented excellent performances.

We work with the local schools and thousands of children have been introduced to live theatre for the first time. The Hall provides a focus for the local community and we have supported many local charities who have raised close to £200,000 through shows and fund raising events there.

We host a wide range of theatrical productions, bringing to local audiences the highest quality in entertainment, including classical concerts, opera, drama, music hall, film nights, jazz and contemporary music and shows for families and children.

On a weekly basis the Hall offers the local community an exciting range of classes for people of all ages. These currently include Pilates, Fitness and Yoga, Zumba Dance, and introductory ballet classes for children

With well equipped sound, lighting and projection facilities, changing and committee rooms, and a kitchen the Hall may be hired for a wide range of private functions