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

Apr 2017

Commedia Opera presents : Madam Butterfly
Commedia Opera presents : Madam Butterfly Sunday 23/04/2017
Puccini's Madam Butterfly is among the most popular in opera repertoire. The tragic story of…

Mar 2017

Amelie Aldner & Current Saxophone Quartet
Amelie Aldner & Current Saxophone Quartet Friday 17/03/2017
SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO PERFORMER INDISPOSITION      

The Masks of Aphra Behn  and  Nell Gwyn : An Epilogue
The Masks of Aphra Behn and Nell Gwyn : An Epilogue Friday 10/03/2017
A Monkey with Cymbals and Orange Girl Productions present a double bill of plays The…

David Niven presents.......with Paul Lavers
David Niven presents.......with Paul Lavers Sunday 05/03/2017
It’s a prestigious Film Award Evening, however there’s a technical hitch. Never mind, one of…

Feb 2017

The Cobham Band presents : SHOWTIME
The Cobham Band presents : SHOWTIME Saturday 25/02/2017
The Cobham Band returns to The Vera Fletcher Hall with a varied programme of music…

The Kapsetaki Duo
The Kapsetaki Duo Saturday 11/02/2017
Concert pianists, talented twins, Stephanie and Marianna Kapsetaki perform with great success at national and…

Forest of Fables
Forest of Fables Saturday 04/02/2017
iDOLRich Theatre Rotto Productions presents Forest of Fables Who is the strongest - The North…

Film night : THE MISFITS
Film night : THE MISFITS Friday 03/02/2017
This highly regarded film penned by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, stars Clark Gable,…

Jan 2017

THE SOUND OF HIS MUSIC...a tribute to Richard Rogers
THE SOUND OF HIS MUSIC...a tribute to Richard Rogers Saturday 28/01/2017
An evening of music, song and anecdotes to celebrate some of the world's most famous…

Noisy Oyster presents Higgledy Piggledy Pie
Noisy Oyster presents Higgledy Piggledy Pie Saturday 21/01/2017
When the king asks for higgledy piggledy pie for his supper the royal chefs are…

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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