About us

Adam Nichols
David Widdowson
David Berryman
Angharad Pugh-Jones
Ed White
Jane Withers
Alison Wright


OVO is an award winning theatre company with an outstanding reputation for innovative, imaginative and inspiring theatre.

The company was founded in 2002 by Adam Nichols and Simon Nicholas. Our name comes from the latin ‘ab ovo’ meaning ‘from the beginning’.

We produce around half a dozen productions each year at the Maltings Arts Theatre, which we run on behalf of St Albans City and District Council. 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 various open air venues including the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. The Merry Wives of Windsor in the summer of 2015 marked our 50th production

OVO is a registered charity number 1159409.  The company is governed by a board of trustees.  You can find out more about our board by clicking on their pictures above.

Click here to read our manifesto which outlines our core beliefs, style and approach
Click here for more information about how to join us
Click here to view our production archive


Coming Soon

The Crucible


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

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.

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