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

Nov 2016

Yasmine Giles : My Name is Barbra
Yasmine Giles : My Name is Barbra Saturday 19/11/2016
Yasmine Giles with Special Guest Musicians present an evening of songs that define the genius…

Yasmine Giles : My Name is Barbra
Yasmine Giles : My Name is Barbra Friday 18/11/2016
Yasmine Giles with Special Guest Musicians present an evening of songs that define the genius…

The Haunters
The Haunters Saturday 12/11/2016
Isosceles in association with Useful Idiots presents The Haunters by Patrick Prior No-one ever stayed…

Five Star Swing with 'Hits from the Blitz'
Five Star Swing with 'Hits from the Blitz' Sunday 06/11/2016
From London's Leicester Square Theatre, the unique "feel-good" 1940's show. Famous war-time tunes and sing-along…

Oct 2016

Christine St John presents : Bette Davis on the Edge
Christine St John presents : Bette Davis on the Edge Sunday 30/10/2016
Bette Davis on the Edge was presented by Christine St John at the Vera Fletcher…

Hinchley Manor Operatic Society with Thank You Ma'am
Hinchley Manor Operatic Society with Thank You Ma'am Tuesday 25/10/2016
with further performances at 7.30 pm 26th-29th, and a matinee on the 29th Hinchley Manor…

A Pocketful of Grimms
A Pocketful of Grimms Saturday 22/10/2016
Let the Magical Storyteller of Yvonne Arnaud Theatre's Story Pocket whisk you away to a…

Linden Wind Orchestra : A Bit of a Song and Dance
Linden Wind Orchestra : A Bit of a Song and Dance Sunday 16/10/2016
The ever popular Linden Wind Orchestra return to the Vera Fletcher Hall. They invite you…

Solem Quartet with Jonathan Guy
Solem Quartet with Jonathan Guy Friday 07/10/2016
Winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Competition and Junior Fellows at the Royal Northern…

Sep 2016

The Chris Read Trio : Chris, Cole and Carmichael
The Chris Read Trio : Chris, Cole and Carmichael Sunday 25/09/2016
Chris Read is a young singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. He plays a mix of…

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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