Box office

Box office

Throughout term time, Haileybury organises a small number of events which are open to the general public. These include drama productions, music performances, lectures and occasional tours. To find out more about events coming up, and to book your place, please see the listing on this page.

Thursday 4 October 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Conor Morrissey
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Conor Morrissey

Attlee Room (view map)

Dr Conor Morrissey will give a Haileybury Lecture 'The Dual Life of Erskine Childers' on Thursday 4 October. 

His lecture will assess the strange career of Old Haileyburian Erskine Childers (1870-1922): author, British civil servant, intelligence agent, and Irish rebel.

Dr Morrissey is Departmental Lecturer in Irish History in Hertford College, University of Oxford.

Following his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, he worked for a spell in the National Museum of Ireland, before returning to Trinity for an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016.

He took up his current post at Hertford College in October 2016.

His lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Sunday 4 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Big School (view map)

Conducted by Andrew O’Brien and Simon Bland and made up of musicians from our school, old pupils, Hertford Philharmonia, Royston and local prep schools. This will be a rare opportunity to hear Britten’s masterpiece. No piece of art can bring back a single one of the millions of people killed in armed conflict since Wilfred Owen’s death in 1918, but the War Requiem can challenge us to think about what it is we ask people to do when we send them to war. This is what art is for, and it’s important. Commissioned to celebrate the opening of the new cathedral at Coventry, built to replace the one destroyed by bombs. The War Requiem, is regarded by many as a masterpiece in the non-operatic sphere. Britten intersperses his setting of the traditional Latin Missa pro Defunctis with nine poems of the First World War poet Wilfred Owen. Written in a direct style, the War Requiem carries overwhelming conviction, and concert audiences the world over continue to respond to its timeless relevance. Please follow the link below for tickets.

Monday 5 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Andrew Robertshaw
The Haileybury Lectures: Andrew Robertshaw

Attlee Room (view map)

Andrew Robertshaw will give a Haileybury Lecture 'From the Trenches to Mobility. How did the Great War end in 1918?' on Monday 5 November.

Andrew Robertshaw is a freelance military historian, author and broadcaster who has specialised in the study of two world wars.

He was previously Museum Director at The Royal Logistic Corps Museum and before that Head of Education at the National Army Museum in London. He has written fourteen military history books.

He is Vice President of the Hawthorn Crater Association and an Honorary Lecturer in Public Archaeology at University College London.

Andrew has worked as a consultant for television, specifically military history and archaeology. His television credits include the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, Time Team, The Trench Detectives, Pearl Harbour and The Somme the True Story.

He has also worked on Hollywood films such as Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. He was employed as Military Consultant and was on location throughout the filming. More recently he was historical consultant for Wonder Woman.

His lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7.00 pm
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller- Sixth Form production

Ayckbourn Theatre (view map)

 Haileybury Sixth Form Pupils are delighted to invite you to watch their production of Arthur Miller's famous classic A View from the Bridge. Set in an Italian American neighbourhood in the 1950s, the play confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale of tragic love and obsession. Directed by Russell Matchum. Please follow the link below for tickets.

Friday 16 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture: Professor Lucy Riall
The Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture: Professor Lucy Riall

Attlee Room (view map)

Professor Lucy Riall will give the Inaugural Denis Mack Smith Lecture 'Garibaldi in London' on Friday 16 November.

Commemorating the great historian of modern Italy and Old Haileyburian, Denis Mack Smith, this lecture considers Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi's 1864 visit to London, which gave rise to an extraordinary outburst of popular feeling. 

Professor Lucy Riall is Professor of the History of Europe in the World (19th to 20th centuries) at the European University Institute.

Her lecture is open to all and no booking required. 

Thursday 6 December 2018 at 7.00 pm
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Removes and Middles production)

Ayckbourn Theatre (view map)

On 6, 7 and 8 December the Dickens' well-beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, visited by the spirit of his business partner and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, and his transformation into a kinder gentler man. Performed by Removes and Middles pupils and directed by Director of Academic Drama, Mr Robert Byers .  Please follow the link below for tickets.

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