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


Claire :

Past productions

May 2020

The Mikado
The Mikado Saturday 23/05/2020
****Cancelled, to be rescheduled. Any online tickets already purchased will be refunded automatically to your…

Yasmine & Peter Giles : INSIGHTS
Yasmine & Peter Giles : INSIGHTS Saturday 16/05/2020
****Cancelled, to be rescheduled. Any online tickets already purchased will be refunded automatically to your…

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Saturday 02/05/2020
****Cancelled, to be rescheduled. Any online tickets already purchased will be refunded automatically to your…

Mar 2020

The Coronation of Rosie Pink
The Coronation of Rosie Pink Friday 27/03/2020
****Cancelled, to be rescheduled. Any online tickets already purchased will be refunded automatically to your…

HALL CLOSED Monday 23/03/2020 - Friday 31/07/2020
FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDATIONS VERA FLETCHER HALL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Friday 13/03/2020
Doors open at 7.00 After the success of Calamity Jane we are showing the 1954…

MUCH ADO ABOUT FALSTAFF
MUCH ADO ABOUT FALSTAFF Sunday 01/03/2020
A new comedy by John Downing Kick In The Head follow up recent successes with…

Feb 2020

Brass Music from Around the World
Brass Music from Around the World Saturday 22/02/2020
Returning to the Vera Fletcher Hall for their annual visit, Cobham Band, conducted by Steven…

DANGEROUS DAVE
DANGEROUS DAVE Saturday 08/02/2020
Dangerous Dave, infinitely more ‘daft’ than ‘dangerous’, and his ridiculous sidekick, Herbert Lemon, present some…

Strictly Sherlock
Strictly Sherlock Saturday 01/02/2020
Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases,…

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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, except in Imber Cross which is private. 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

The 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