Looking ahead to 2021 in Hertfordshire

You may be revelling in the title of this feature, and we wouldn’t blame you! After what has been a tough year, 2021 is full of promise and hope. As we’re all about spreading positivity across Hertfordshire, we’ve pulled together some of the best things happening in the county in the coming and much anticipated year. With plenty of attractions across the county adding new events to their calendars in 2021, be sure to keep a regular eye out on this page and our events listings

A Christmas Carol – live

Something we can say we have really missed is a live performance – we’ve barely had any inclination of them except digitally. Getting in right at the start of 2021 to ensure a smooth kick-off is ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Trestle Theatre in St Albans on the 2nd and 3rd January. Promising performances of side-splitting comedy and live music, we couldn’t think of a much better way to start off the year. Get 2021 ca-rolling 

Hertford Theatre’s putting on a show

To get us in the flow of things and clean out our past 2020 woes in early Spring, we’re dosing up on the best medicine – laughter – at the Hertford Theatre. Featuring a full line up of some of the UK’s top comics from Ed Byrne to Jenny Eclair, it’ll be the place to be to really get back into things.  For those who have missed a family day at the theatre, they have the iconic Horrible Histories putting on shows throughout March too. Laughing ‘til Spring

Proms at Hatfield House

A key message for this time is quite close to one set out in the 1940s – the wartime spirit of togetherness. Celebrating that community, Hatfield House is holding their ‘Battle Proms’ on 17th July for its 19th edition. Think plenty of British staples – a picnic in the summer evening sunshine, flag waving, all set to classic favourites such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory, topped with musical firework displays! Roll on summer

Dogfest at Knebworth House

The happy go lucky nature of dogs shouldn’t go unnoticed and there’s a total celebration of them happening on the 11th and 12th September at Knebworth House. Plenty of activities will keep your pooch happy from Pup Paddle Boarding, Ultimate Frisbee and Puppy Academy, and we’re sure it’ll keep your Instagram feed full too! Once you’ve tired them out shop for some unique treats and supplie topped off with some food and drink for you too. No more ruff days

Warner Bros. Celebration of Slytherin

The House of Slytherin may well have been the darker of those in Harry Potter, however it’s bringing some light to 2021. Back by popular demand the Celebration of Slytherin returns from 23rd January to 15th September, and will bring with it some of the world class collections that the Studio Tour is known for. You’ll be able to spot Malfoy’s original costumes, the Slytherin common room and many more of the authentic props that created the house’s shadowy ambience. Potter in 2021