Roman Theatre Festival

St Albans | June and July 2019

Welcome to the first ever Roman Theatre Festival!

OVO is delighted to present an eclectic month long programme of theatre and music in the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings of the Roman Theatre of Verulamium.

Over the past five years, OVO has established its open air summer production as a firm fixture on Hertfordshire’s cultural calendar.

We’ve presented sellout and critically acclaimed productions of Boudicca at Verulamium (2014), As You Like It (2016), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017) and Much Ado About Nothing (2018).

In 2017 we added a second week of performances, but this has still not satisfied demand from audiences. 

So this year we’ve decided to lengthen our residency at the Roman Theatre to a month, and to invite some of our super talented friends to contribute their work to an expanded programme.

We’re excited to present 21 performances across June and July 2019 comprising Shakespeare, new writing, devised work and live music, performed by Act of God, TheBYTE, Drama Impact, Flook, Moving Stories and, of course, OVO.

We’re very excited about this new initiative and we look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a fantastic summer season.

Adam Nichols | Artistic Director, OVO

21st and 22nd June | Act of God

A new play focusing on the effect of Alban’s martyrdom on his wife, Livia.

25th and 26th June | TheBYTE

A wealthy gentleman, Phileas Fogg, wagers he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days.

27th and 28th June | Drama Impact

Passionate tales of young and mature love, battling wits and two explosive sub-plots take place in a compelling and witty drama suitable for all the family.

29th June | St Albans Folk

Flook is known for weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes into an enthralling sound.

1st – 6th July | Moving Stories 

Shakespeare’s best loved, timeless and heart-wrenching tale of love and hate, retold for 2019 with heart, soul and truth.

9th – 13th July | OVO

Perennially engrossing, and conveyed in poetry of unsurpassed power, Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has ever known.

Useful information about your visit to the Roman Theatre Festival including how to get there and facilities on site.