The focal point of stage entertainment in the town is Hertford Theatre in The Wash. There is a programme of drama, cinema, children's shows and music.

General Enquiries and box office: 01992 531500

The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Fore Street hosts live music and comedy. The venue has a dance floor and licenced bar.

Artists such as The Blockheads, Big Country, Fairport Convention, & The Hot Rods have recently played the venue.


There is no dedicated cinema in Hertford, but Herford Theatre has a full and varied programme of films.

There are also four multiplex cinemas nearby.


As well as The Corn Exchange, a number of pubs in the town have live music, including The Blackbirds and The Duncombe Arms. There is also occasional live music at The Hertford House Hotel

Night Clubs and late pubs

There is no night club Hertford, although many pubs and bars in the town have late licences on Thursday through to Saturday These include The White Hart, The Blackbirds, Baroosh, The Stone House and Six Templars. You will often have to queue to get in to some of these towards the weekend. The Snug bar in Railway Street also has a late licence.


There are two Dramatic Societies in Hertford - The Hertford Dramatic and Operatic Society, who regularly stage shows at The Castle Hall; and The Company Of Players who have their own small theatre in Balfour Street.


Hertford Art Society puts on an annual show at The Corn Exchange.
There are also regular exhibitions at Courtyard Arts in Port Vale.