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Community Events and Classes

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

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

Harpenden Trust Senior’s Fair

10th April 2024 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm


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.

Contact:  07855 946555 or go to

The Arts Society Harpenden Evening and The Arts Society Harpenden Area

Both meet at the EMC   on the 3rd Wednesday and Thursday of each month except December and August.  Each society provides a different stimulating lecture which  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.

Contact:, our facebook page or email us at [email protected] for details of the Wednesday evening society.

Contact: : or email us at:  [email protected] for details of the Thursday morning society.”

Monkey Music

Running every 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.

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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!” Licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Step.

Contact: 07816916756

Ben Santos Salsa Classes

Every 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.

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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 get your heart pumping and increase your stamina without the usual impact on your joints from traditional cardio exercise.

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

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The Dance Studio

Tiny Ballerina
Mondays and Tuesdays
10-10:30 and 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 and Jazz Dance throughout Harpenden and St Albans.

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Arts on Prescription

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, More dates coming soon

Arts on Prescription offers a 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 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. 

Contact: [email protected].

Volunteering and Placements

We are currently setting up a work placement scheme for young people interested in getting involved in theatre in the region.

Watch this space for more information coming soon.

For Creatives

We are currently developing our artist strategy to support local and emerging artists. If you’re a local creative, artiste, musician – we want to hear from you.

Contact us at [email protected] to sign-up to our creative newsletter.

Watch this space for more information coming soon.