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 2018

Hinchley Manor Operatic Society presents One Night Last Summer
Hinchley Manor Operatic Society presents One Night Last Summer Thursday 01/11/2018
Further performances : 7.30pm Friday 2nd November 2.30pm Saturday 3rd November 7.30pm Saturday 3rd November…

Oct 2018

Lucid
Lucid Saturday 27/10/2018
  Due to unforseen circumstances we regret this performance has been cancelled      …

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Saturday 20/10/2018
The Cat's Grin Theatre Company presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll How mad…

Little Vicky and the Seven Assassins
Little Vicky and the Seven Assassins Saturday 13/10/2018
ISOSCELES THEATRE presents LITTLE VICKY AND THE SEVEN ASSASSINS The crowds cheered; the bands played;…

Now Here's a Funny Story
Now Here's a Funny Story Friday 05/10/2018
Kick to the Head in association with Funny Stories Productions present Now Here's a Funny…

Sep 2018

POPUP OPERA presents La Tragedie de Carmen
POPUP OPERA presents La Tragedie de Carmen Saturday 29/09/2018
A reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece, by Peter Brook.  The intense and tragic tale of…

Goodbye Mr Chips
Goodbye Mr Chips Friday 21/09/2018
VFH FILM NIGHT presents in association with The R C Sherriff Trust.  Celebrating 25 Years…

The New Jersey Boys
The New Jersey Boys Friday 14/09/2018
The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plus a tribute to Showaddywaddy The…

Jun 2018

Charles Court Opera present HMS Pinafore
Charles Court Opera present HMS Pinafore Friday 15/06/2018
The ‘Masters of Gilbert and Sullivan in small spaces’ Charles Court Opera will be presenting…

May 2018

The Linden Wind Orchestra presents : A Postcard Home
The Linden Wind Orchestra presents : A Postcard Home Saturday 12/05/2018
Conducted by Adam Broughton Linden Wind Orchestra are proud to be returning to Vera Fletcher…

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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