Frazzled Cafe: Monday's 7:45-8:45pm

In partnership with the Harpenden Trust we are supporting local residents by providing confidential and non-judgmental peer support meetings via Frazzled Cafe trained Facilitators, where people who are feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of life can talk openly, connect and feel heard. Speaking is optional, you are very welcome to just listen.


Function Room Hire

We are the ideal venue for all types of events ranging from wedding receptions to fairs and exhibitions to parties and conferences. We have two function rooms catering for up to 60 and 120 respectively.


If you are a local group wanting to use our facilities please do get in touch by emailing emcfunctions@everyoneactive.com and we would be delighted to help!

The Eric Morecambe Centre

Rothamstead Park





01582 767525


Eric Morecambe Centre, Rothamsted Park

Harpenden, AL5 2FR

Indie Explosion

Fri 14 June, 7.30pm

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Get on it and “LET’S BE AVIN’ YA!” as we transport you back to the electrifying era of the NINETIES with the ultimate Britpop extravaganza! Immerse yourself in the anthems that defined a generation, delivered by the biggest bands of the time.
This spectacular journey is not just a concert; it’s a nostalgic experience crafted from incredible rare interviews, news pieces, and, of course, live music from the UK’s greatest tribute band – ONSIDE BRITPOP. Brace yourself for a ‘havin’ it large’ evening, filled with monster hits from iconic bands like THE STONE ROSES, OASIS, BLUR, PULP, and a kaleidoscope of other smashes from CAST, KULA SHAKER, SHED 7, JAMES, OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, and many more.
DIVE IN and relish this celebration of one of the most vibrant and exhilarating eras that British music has ever known. Let the tunes of the NINETIES surround you, bringing back memories and creating new moments that will make this night an unforgettable homage to the golden age of Britpop!

Girls Night Out with Flat & The Curves

Wed 12 June, 7.30pm

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As seen on the BBC, brace yourself for this award winning smash hit GIRLS NIGHT OUT with Flat and the Curves, the comedy girl band that’s leaving a trail of sequins across the UK in 2024! This powerhouse, glittery cabaret is a fierce blend of outrageous vocals and rip-roaring humour.

Feel empowered at this riotous show, BY fabulous women FOR fabulous women! Enjoy a night to remember with your huns filled with laughter and audacity! Imagine Sex and the City teams up with The Spice Girls. They’ve been called “the most dynamic girl group to hit the Join in the fun celebrating women and discover why audiences “Laughed, laughed some more and even snorted out a little G&T” – Don’t waste the Gin!

Sharing their sensational talent and wit with you is KATY BAKER – the voice of Judy Garland and the attitude of Ross Kemp, ISSY WROE WRIGHT – the love child of Madonna & Aled Jones, CHARLOTTE BROOKE – the face of Bush and the moves of Jagger, and ARABELLA RODRIGO – Dita Von Tina Turner.

Live At The EMC - Comedy Club Night

Thursday 13 June, 7.30pm 

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A new regular comedy club night is coming to Harpenden! Live At The EMC will bring a selection of the best circuit comedians in the UK, up and coming stars and familiar faces from TV to the Eric Morecambe Centre once a month*.

Featuring three sets and one MC per show, you’re all set for an evening of entertainment!

Produced locally by Line Check Presents.


EMC, Harpenden, July 11th -14th 2024

The Hurst Children’s Theatre Group boys and girls are gelling back their hair, putting on their platform shoes, twirling circular skirts and sorting out their bobby socks for their latest production. Yup, you've guessed it, it's a 1950's show, that has had the group 'rockin' and rollin' since rehearsals began in February


'Turn your Radio On' is a show written especially for the youngsters, by the director's father, Mike Hurst. Mike was actually a big star in the 1950’s and the play’s written with wit and humour –taken from his own experiences of the quirky life of the music business during that time.

It tells the story of 3 young and loveable fools  who are discovered by Harry Slime - Theatrical Agent, and heralded into stardom after securing the backing of the stiff upper-lipped BBC. Can they put England on the 'Rock n' Roll' map? America’s biggest star, Razor Sharp, is not amused, and he tries to sabotage their plans. There’s romance, intrigue, laughs and musical numbers from the 50’s, supported by a professional rock ‘n’ roll band.

This will be the group’s 37th production since its’ birth 18 years ago. Their Pantomime ‘Snow White’ was a sell out and loved by all. Their secret is unabashed energy and enthusiasm, a chance for all the family to enjoy the magic of the theatre for a couple of hours. Full of  entertainment and great music.

The cast are aged between 3-17 but adults will get as much out of this as children. You’ll be laughing and singing along, all the way through.

For more info, see their website: www.hurstchildrenstheatregroup.com

We hope to see you there!

It's written by my Father Mike Hurst who

had many hit records in the 1950's and

1960's. He was one of the Springfields

and produced Cat Stevens, Manfred

Mann, Spencer Davis, PP Arnold,

Shakin Stevens etc.

The show draws on his experiences of the music scene in the 195p's and the unbreak of rock n roll. The amazing thing is, Mike will actually be in the band for these shows.

I've been running the Hurst Theatre Group for 20 years. Our shows are always aimed at adults and children. This rock n roll show is a great one for the family. Full of laughs and great songs. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours at the Theatre. 

We would be thrilled if you would include a story about us and the show or feature us in your what's on/events section. Jonas Hurst

Live at the EMC

Thur 18th July, 7.30pm 

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Live At The EMC brings a selection of the best circuit comedians in the UK, rising stars and familiar faces from TV to the Eric Morecambe Centre. Featuring three sets and one MC per show, you’re all set for an evening of entertainment!

July's top line up is...

SEANN WALSH: Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, The Last Leg, The Wheel, The Russell Howard Hour,   Strictly Come Dancing, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable &    Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled...

TOM ROSENTHAL: Friday Night Dinner, Plebs, The Last Leg, Roast Battle, House of Games, Banged Up, The Chris Ramsey Show, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled...

CHLOE PETTS: Celebrity Pointless, Richard Osman's House of Games,  Hypothetical, Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club, BBC 5 Live’s Fighting Talk

THANYIA MOORE: Mock the Week, Richard Osman's House of Games, Big Narstie Show, Mo Gilligan’s Black, British and Funny, & Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled...