Campus West

About the Theatre

The Welwyn and Hatfield group was started in 2007 at The Hawthorne Theatre (Campus West Theatre).  The Welwyn group is one of our longest established areas and has a solid base of both performers and audience members. It has performed shows such as Sweeney Todd, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Campus West opened on 8 December 1973, a contemporary building of pleasing red brick with white mullions. Campus West’s ‘jewel in the crown,’ is the much loved, newly rebranded 361-seat Hawthorne Theatre.  Two sets of double doors lead to a state-of-the art stadium auditorium where comfortable plush seats (installed in August 2010) afford ample legroom.  The theatre was redecorated in 2010, incorporating a new sound system as well as new stage curtains and drapes. The large stage plays host to drama, comedy, ballet, musicals and community productions.  It has also been famous for many years as the premier art house cinema in Hertfordshire.


The Hawthorne Theatre The Campus Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX


Stanborough School Lemsford Lane Welwyn Garden City Herts, AL8 6YR

Hertfordshire Auditions

Hertfordshire Productions


My daughters first production with your company and I have to say it’s been an incredible experience for her. She has loved it from the first audition to the closing night performance! The production staff have been wonderful throughout the rehearsals and show nights and they should be very proud of a fantastic show. We will definitely be seeing you all next year Claire Sprengel

The Show Team

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