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

Jan 2020

Irving Undead
Irving Undead Friday 24/01/2020
Written and performed by West End actor James Swanton Henry Irving is dead. In life,…

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz Saturday 11/01/2020
The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum in…

Dec 2019

Elsa Jean McTaggart : Sings,Strings and Christmas Things
Elsa Jean McTaggart : Sings,Strings and Christmas Things Friday 13/12/2019
Elsa Jean McTaggart accompanied by husband Mr Lister return by popular demand, following their highly…

Cinderella
Cinderella Friday 06/12/2019
The R C Sherriff Trust’s Penny Knaves present Cinderella Cinderella, Cinderella,
You’re so pretty, you’re so…

Nov 2019

Abba Girls
Abba Girls Saturday 09/11/2019
The acclaimed international act, now into its 21st year, has built an enviable reputation as…

Oct 2019

Goldilocks and Friends
Goldilocks and Friends Saturday 26/10/2019
A Trio of Traditional Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The…

Joan Baez - A tribute by Miss Irenie Rose
Joan Baez - A tribute by Miss Irenie Rose Friday 18/10/2019
Miss Irenie Rose brings a taste of Joan Baez to the stage, choosing a selection…

Choice Grenfell
Choice Grenfell Friday 11/10/2019
A celebration of the great, unremittingly genteel comedienne and monologist. In these somewhat uncertain times…

Opera Holloway present La Boheme
Opera Holloway present La Boheme Saturday 05/10/2019
Opera Holloway are delighted to be performing  Puccini’s La Boheme, a thrilling and passionate love story, as depicted by…

Sep 2019

Julie Ross presents...Don't Ask the Lady !.....Fish & Chips and a Cabaret
Julie Ross presents...Don't Ask the Lady !.....Fish & Chips and a Cabaret Saturday 28/09/2019
Julie Ross, returns with a brand new cabaret, a one-woman show, celebrating the creative spirit…

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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