Events at Haileybury

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 18 January 2018 at 7.30 pm
Concert: Jazz and Soul
Concert: Jazz and Soul

Music School Foyer (view map)

Featuring Haileybury’s jazz and wind musicians and following the success of last year, this will be an evening of swinging sound in the informal space of our Music School Foyer. Come and be entertained by a selection of group and solo numbers.

Open to all and no booking required

Monday 22 January 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Robert Guest
The Haileybury Lectures: Robert Guest

Attlee Room (view map)

From Donald Trump’s presidency to conflicts in the Middle East, foreign affairs are showing no let-up in dominating the news agenda in 2018. The timing could not be better for a public lecture at Haileybury by the Foreign Editor of The Economist, Robert Guest.

On Monday 22 January, Mr Guest will talk about his exciting and fascinating career and consider a foreign correspondent’s view of the world in 2018.

The audience can expect to hear gripping, first-hand accounts of current events from Donald Trump’s America to the bombed-out villages of Iraq. Mr Guest will also explore challenging ideas about big global trends, tell amusing stories about beer trucks and polygamists, and answer questions on any topic related to current affairs.

“The kind of journalism we do at The Economist is an odd mix of statistical analysis and storytelling,” says Mr Guest. “Since this is an evening event, I'll give you more of the latter.”

Mr Guest has reported from more than 80 countries and won numerous international journalism awards. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Shackled Continent and Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism. 

The talk is free and open to the public. No tickets or booking needed.

Thursday 1 February 2018 at 7.00 pm
Removes and Middles Drama Production: Frankenstein
Removes and Middles Drama Production: <em>Frankenstein</em>

Ayckbourn Theatre (view map)

Directed by Mr Rob Byers, this new interpretation of Frankenstein is based on Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The play twists the original narrative to focus on the story from the Creature’s perspective, brought to life with crackling electronics and pounding bass – this production promises to be an electrifying experience for all!

Booking required. 

Friday 2 February 2018 at 7.00 pm
Removes and Middles Drama Production: Frankenstein
Removes and Middles Drama Production: <em>Frankenstein</em>

Ayckbourn Theatre (view map)

Directed by Mr Rob Byers, this new interpretation of Frankenstein is based on Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The play twists the original narrative to focus on the story from the Creature’s perspective, brought to life with crackling electronics and pounding bass – this production promises to be an electrifying experience for all!

Booking required. 

Saturday 3 February 2018 at 7.00 pm
Removes and Middles Drama Production: Frankenstein
Removes and Middles Drama Production: <em>Frankenstein</em>

Ayckbourn Theatre (view map)

Directed by Mr Rob Byers, this new interpretation of Frankenstein is based on Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The play twists the original narrative to focus on the story from the Creature’s perspective, brought to life with crackling electronics and pounding bass – this production promises to be an electrifying experience for all!

Booking required. 

Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 3.30 pm
Dudley Bright Trombone Concert

Bradby Hall (view map)

Receiving coaching from the LSO’s principal trombone Dudley Bright, selected pupils will perform in a short concert in our Bradby Hall. As a top orchestral player, highly respected in the music world, Dudley will inspire these young people just starting out on the journey of the trombone.

Open to all and no booking required

Monday 19 February 2018 at 7.30 pm
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Ali Elbireer
The Haileybury Lectures: Dr Ali Elbireer

Attlee Room (view map)

Dr. Elbireer is the Chief Executive Officer of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and previously worked as the Country Director for a Johns Hopkins University NGO in Uganda. Dr Elbireer has been Chairman of the American Society for Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Advisory Board of Certification in Uganda and under Dr. Elbireer’s leadership his lab in Kampala was nominated by the “Medical Laboratory Observer” magazine as Laboratory of the Year.

Open to all and no booking required

Thursday 22 February 2018 at 7.30 pm
Irish Guards Band concert
Irish Guards Band concert

Chapel (view map)

A fabulous opportunity to hear not only the world famous Irish Guards Band perform in our Chapel, but also our most talented brass and wind musicians, who will have been coached by this most popular and impressive group of professionals.

Open to all and no booking required

Saturday 3 March 2018 at 7.30 pm
Jazz Concert in Holy Trinity Church, Wareside

A celebration of jazz and cabaret presented by Haileybury’s Director of Music Mr Andrew O’Brien and performed by our young musicians.
Please check back here for future booking details or contact friendsofwareside@gmail.com

Friday 9 March 2018 at 8.30 pm
Haileybury Dance Show
Haileybury Dance Show

Big School (view map)

Presenting the latest revue of dance including tap, ballet, street, modern jazz, acrobatics and swing. Performed by our talented pupils of all ages with songs and surprises to make an extravaganza of an evening. This showcase will last for around one hour with no interval.

Open to all and no booking required

Friday 16 March 2018 at 7.30 pm
Chamber Choir and Senior Scholars Concert at St Andrew in Bramfield, Hertfordshire
Chamber Choir and Senior Scholars Concert at St Andrew in Bramfield, Hertfordshire

This is a concert for Lent of reflective church music and spirituals performed by the Haileybury Chamber Choir, as well as favourite solos including Ed Davies playing Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto.

Organised by Mrs Dorothy Abel Smith as Patron, this performance will entirely suit the small and intimate setting of this lovely church. 

Tickets are £12 each, concessions £10, school children free, and are available directly from d.abelsmith@btinternet.com or 01992 582132.

St Andrew Church is located in the pretty village of Bramfield near Hertford. For more detailed instructions on how to travel there, please click here

*In the printed version of 'Events at Haileybury Spring 2018' we displayed a photo of St Andrew in Bramfield, Suffolk. Please note this is the wrong church and we are holding the concert at St Andrew in Bramfield, Hertfordshire. Apologies for any inconvenience.*

Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.30 pm
Spring Concert, Dido and Aeneas
Spring Concert, Dido and Aeneas

Chapel (view map)

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell documents the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Prince of Troy, Aeneas. Based on book IV of Virgil’s epic poem, ‘The Aeneid’, Purcell’s opera is his first and only all-sung work and is a true opera. This means that the choir must adapt its delivery to reflect the drama, from a raucous fortissimo sailors’ chorus to the closing rapt elegy for the dead Queen – all in all, a wonderful challenge for the abilities of Haileybury’s choristers and musicians.

Open to all and no booking required

Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 1.30 pm
Public Tour of the College

Dining Hall (view map)

Experience a guided tour around Haileybury and follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential people in the story of Britain and, indeed, the world! You will sample the rich architectural heritage stemming back over 200 years by walking through grounds which give a fascinating insight into a much more ancient landscape than first appears.

Open to all and booking required

Saturday 29 June 2019
Leavers' Ball

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