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 .
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
For all media enquiries, our Press Officer is Claire Evans
|Date Issued||Event||Download link|
|Thursday 16th August 2018||The New Jersey Boys||Download|
|Monday 13th November||A Christmas Carol||Download|
|Tuesday 31st October||The Happiest Days of Your Life||Download|
|Monday 11th September 2017||Hansel and Gretel||Download|
|Tuesday 4th April 2017||Blowin' in the Wind||Download|
|Monday 27th March 2017||Madam Butterfly||Download|
|Monday 13th February 2017||Double Bill : Masks of Aphra Behn and Nell Gwyn:An Epilogue||Download|
|Monday 6th February 2017||David Niven Presents...||Download|
|Monday 16th January 2017||The Kapsetaki Duo||Download|
|Friday 6th January 2017||The Sound of his Music||Download|
|Monday 19th December 2016||Higgledy Piggledy Pie||Download|
|Saturday 19th March 2016||The Railway Children||Download|
|Friday 18th March 2016||Colin Stone||Download|
|Sunday 28th February 2016||Old Herbaceous||Download|
|Saturday 20th February 2016||Cobham Band : Night at the Movies||Download|
|Saturday 23rd January 2016||How to be a Hero||Download|
|Friday 15th and Saturday 16th January 2016||Mirror , Mirror -A Snow White Pantomime||Download|
|Sunday 18th October 2015||The Linden Wind Orchestra||Download|
|Saturday 28th November 2015||The Selfish Giant||Download|
|Sunday 15th November 2015||Five Star Swing||Download|
|Saturday 7th November 2015||Old Mother Hubbard and her Cupboard||Download|
|Friday 6th November 2015||The Third Man||Download|
|Friday 23rd October 2015||Opera in Cameo||Download|
|Friday 9th October 2015||Hansel and Gretal and You||Download|
|Friday 2nd October 2015||Lipatti Piano Quartet||Download|
- 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
Subject to availability, tickets are also available on the night on a cash sales basis only.
- For other enquiries please complete the form below