Community Events and Classes

As well as our fantastic theatre seasons here at the Eric Morecambe Centre, we’re proud to work alongside our local community to deliver regular community events and classes.

Please click the class title which will take you direct to the organiser for more information and to book.

Classes with Rachel

Fun and friendly adult group fitness every Thursday morning. 3 great classes to choose from including Body Tone, Zumba and Pure Stretch. All abilities welcome.

Classes are pay as you go but must be pre booked. If you have any questions please call me on 07855 946555 or go to

Hearing Advisory Service, Tues 10-12noon

Clinics for batteries, maintenance and repairs, appointment only. 01707 324582/[email protected] for more info or to book.

The Arts Society Harpenden Evening (TASHE)

We meet at the EMC on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except December and August.  Stimulating lectures cover an eclectic mix of subjects related to the arts. Our lecturers are experts in their field, hand picked by a panel at our parent body The Arts Society’s national headquarters. Study days in smaller venues provide greater depth and involvement. We also organise visits to galleries and museums and longer guided tours.

To contact us visit our website , our facebook page or email us at [email protected]

St Albans School of DanceFridays 7:30-8:30pm. Beginners Latin American & Ballroom Dancing (9 weeks) by Natalia Richardson. Email [email protected]

Monkey MusicEvery Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am – 12.00pm

Monkey Music classes offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, where parents, carers and children meet in small groups to enjoy our interactive musical activities.

Zumba (Term time only) every Friday
9.30am – 10.30am
Zumba Gold 10.45am – 11.45am

Our wonderful Zumba instructor Andrea lives in Harpenden and has been a ZIN™ Member since Sep 2010 and in her words – “I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Step. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions, don’t hesitate to call me on 07816916756 for more info.”

Ben Santos Salsa ClassesEvery Wednesday 7.30pm – 11.00pm

The classes are arranged so no matter what level you are at from Absolute Beginner through to Experienced dancer there are always 2 hours of relevant classes for you….

Breaking Ballet -Every Thursday 9:30 -10:30am

Sarah runs a variety of ballet fitness classes in Harpenden that target and use muscles that are not used in other fitness programmes, or sports.  The body shape, posture and movement that result from this workout are as unique as the workout itself. The Ballet HILIT (High Intensity, Low Impact training) workout embraces the athleticism of ballet and will your get your heart pumping and increase your stamina without the usual impact on your joints from traditional cardio exercise.

Visit for more info.

You can book a trial (£10) for any class by emailing Sarah on [email protected].

Hurst Children’s Theatre GroupEvery Friday  4.00pm – 8.00pm

HCTG offers weekly drama classes for children ages 3-18. These classes offer a combination of singing, acting and dance and each class works towards a production at the end of every term, in a real live theatre, with a real live audience! The productions include professional scenery, costumes, crew, lighting and a ‘live’ band.  All classes perform 2 productions a year, where they all get a chance to shine!

We also run Contemporary/Street dance classes, as well as LAMDA classes. Our Lamda students work towards a publicly recognised exam at the end of each term.

The Dance Studio

Tiny Ballerina
Mondays & Tuesdays 
10-10:30 & 10:40-11:50

The Dance Studio has been established  for 35 years and has become a highly respected school with approximately 450 pupils attending classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts & Jazz Dance throughout Harpenden and St Albans. Book:

Arts on Prescription – Fridays 1pm-3pm, Until the 15th Dec
Arts on Prescription offers 9 week course in different art forms for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.
It has been developed in response to growing academic evidence that participating in an art form can positively impact wellbeing.

Referrals can be made through the Harpenden Trust well-being hub, GP’s and support workers. Previous art forms include art, creative writing and photography.

Working with the St Albans Arts Team (SAASH) and in conjunction with the St Albans City and District Council and a wider range of other organisations, the aim of the programme within the facilities has been and will continue to be, to make a difference to people’s lives ensuring accessibility for all.  For more info please email [email protected].