August 2020

Open Air Theatre Festival

At The Roman Theatre of St Albans
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OVO is an award winning theatre company with an outstanding reputation

for innovative, imaginative and inspiring theatre

We produce a year round repertory programme at the Maltings Arts Theatre, our home in St Albans in the south of England.

We also appear regularly at other theatres both locally and nationally and have, in recent years, toured our productions to London, Stratford upon Avon and Edinburgh, and presented our work at spectacular open air venues including the Minack Theatre in Cornwall and the Roman Theatre of Verulamium.

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OVO was founded in 2002 by Adam Nichols and Simon Nicholas. Our name comes from the latin ‘ab ovo’ meaning ‘from the beginning’. OVO is a charitable incorporated organisation number 1159409, governed by a board of trustees.

We’ll be back soon

In line with the rest of the theatre industry, we’ve paused for the forseeable future. We’d like to thank all our staff, volunteers, performers, creatives and audience members for their continued support. We WILL be back as soon as possible to finish our Spring season. Whatever emerges from the current crisis, one thing we can be sure of is that art in all its forms will continue to survive and thrive. 

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” As You Like It II.i


Coming Soon

The 39 Steps
The Regina Monologues
Meet Me At Dawn
The Winter’s Tale

Contact Us

The Maltings Arts Theatre | Level 2 | The Maltings | St Albans | Hertfordshire | AL1 3HL
Box Office: 0333 666 3366 | Administration: 07807 521436 | Email us

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OVO is based at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans. Situated on Level 2 of the Maltings Shopping Centre,
the theatre is next to the Public Library and is easily approached by stairs, lifts or level 2 of the car park.