Your visit

Visiting The Eric Morecambe Centre

Opening Times

Our café and box office are open to the public Monday to Saturday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

You’re welcome to stop by in person, grab a coffee and pick up a ticket for your next show.

Email [email protected] if you have any booking queries.

Please note, we don’t have a cloakroom or bag storage facilities. 

We have a café and Main Bar onsite selling soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks pre and during the show.

By Car

Our nearest Car Park is Harpenden Leisure Centre. The satnav postcode for the car-park is AL5 2HS.

For car parking, follow signs to Harpenden Leisure Centre and park in Amenbury Lane Car Park, located next to the Leisure Centre. To get there, turn into Amenbury Lane, follow the signs for the car park on the left hand side immediately after passing “The Oddfellows Arms” public house on your right. Parking information and charges can be found on the St Albans Council website.

Follow the signs towards the Eric Morecambe Centre and walk towards Rothamsted Park. Our Theatre is on your left.

Note: The car park at the back of the Eric Morecambe Centre is for staff and visiting company’s only. Fines apply.

By Train/on Foot

Harpenden is approximately 30 minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras International station and 6 minutes from St. Albans by train. The station is situated on the City Thameslink and therefore has great links to Luton, Bedford and even Brighton.

When leaving Harpenden Station, turn left and walk down Station Road towards the town centre. At the mini roundabout turn left and cross the road by the zebra crossing, and head straight along the path that crosses the common, towards Park Hall. The Eric Morecambe Centre is situated in Rothamsted Park, through the main entrance, which is to the left of Park Hall.

Cross the road into Rothamsted Park and The Eric Morecambe Centre is situated a short walk along the path on the right-hand side.


Booking Information

PLEASE NOTE The Eric Morecambe Centre is now a completely cashless venue. No cash can be accepted for any purchases in the venue.

You can either book online 24/7, via our Box Office or in

To book online please find the event you wish to
attend and click on the ‘BOOK NOW‘ button to begin.

You can book tickets in person Monday to Saturday
10am – 2pm. On performance days we are open until half an hour after the
performance start time.

To book tickets over the phone you can call our box
office on 01582 767525 Monday to Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Telephone bookings may be paid for via card at
the time of booking; they will be held at the Box Office for your collection. 

Terms and Conditions

We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged unless a performance is cancelled or rescheduled. Should this occur, we will ‘exchange’ tickets for another performance to the same value or give a credit note to redeem against a show in the future.

Tickets for sell-out shows may be accepted by the Box Office for resale on behalf of the customer but no responsibility is accepted nor sale guaranteed. Any tickets sold on will be given a credit note to redeem against a show in the future less 10% per ticket

Please note the booking fee and transaction fee are non-refundable under any circumstances; this includes the cancellation of a show. Please note credit is held for a maximum of 12 months.

Reservations may be made by telephone and tickets will be held for three days pending receipt of payment in person or via the phone. With all bookings taken by the Box Office staff the best seats will be allocated to you.

Adults booking to see a children’s show must be accompanied by a child. Children under 5 will not be admitted to any other show than family shows.

Tickets must be purchased for children over 18 months old, this is at the show producers’ discretion.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult to any show.

Your booking may incur a transaction fee of up to £3.50.

Certain performances offer party booking rates for 10 or more. Please enquire when booking or contact our Box Office Manager on [email protected]

Concessions: Where reduced price is indicated, groups normally included are: Senior Citizens, Children, Students, and Disabled persons. We reserve the right to introduce offers, which cannot be applied be applied to tickets already purchased. Reductions advertised are from the full standard price.

Some of the shows at The Eric Morecambe Centre may have restricted views, these seats will be cheaper. If you are unsure of the seating or have any other questions please email [email protected]

Access Information

There is wheelchair access throughout the building with access to a lower levels via a lift. We do not have automatic doors aside from the entrance. There is level access to the entrance of the EMC, this a gravelled path and slope.

There are limited blue badge holders parking at the venue. Please get in touch if you have queries regarding this.

A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available in the Auditorium. Please email [email protected] if you require wheelchair accessible seats as these cannot be booked online.

As with all concessionary tickets, proof of status will need to be shown by accompanying carers. Exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the management at the time of booking. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Toilets are situated on the ground and lower floors with disabled toilets on both levels.

Hard of Hearing:

Download Williams AV Wavecast App.

  • Download the Williams AV Wavecast App.
  • Connect to the Wavecast Wifi network. (this will have no Internet Access)
  • Open the app and select what you want to listen to ( select ‘Music’)
  • Enjoy the show!

Once connected, the ticket holder must ensure their phone is connected to their aid and the aid is the selected audio output. The app will only work within the auditorium.

Certain performances are signed for the hard of hearing. For further information on these please contact the Box Office on 01582 767525For information on our next relaxed, BSL signed and captioned performances please get in touch.


Using AccessAble you should be able to find access details for the venue and Eric Morecambe Centre  guide.


Guide & Hearing Dogs

Your guide or hearing dog is welcome: please advise the Box Office at time of booking.


Accessible Brochures 

Available on request our brochures are available in both large print and audio formats. Please contact the Box Office for your copy.


EMC Seating Plan

Food & Drinks

Harpenden is a beautiful town with a rich history including straw-weaving where straw would be made into delicate plaits and then converted into boater, hats or bonnets!

Today, the town boasts wonderful restaurants and eateries for pre-theatre dinning. Below are our favourites:

Oddfellows Arms – Unique Local Pub

Monty’s – Local Café in the Park