UHArts (University of Hertfordshire Arts) brings a rich arts and culture programme to our campus and our local communities. We share the best visual arts, live arts, music, film, design and media across our university sites, in Hatfield and St Albans. Collaborating with artists and performers, we commission and present ambitious and relevant work, informed by research. UHArts seeks to engage its public as audience members, participants and active co-producers. Reaching across our county, we are committed to strengthening Hertfordshire’s arts and cultural offer with our partners.

Performing arts

Our live arts programme offers an inspirational mix of performance, music, media and film. Selecting the best work from national and international companies and practitioners, we host performances at the Weston Auditorium, Art and Design Gallery and pop-ups across our campuses. We are proud to support our resident orchestra: de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra (dHPO).

Visual Arts

Our visual arts programme on campus and in Hatfield offers artists the space to experiment and develop new ideas. Working with emerging and established creatives, we initiate a series of exhibitions, residencies, commissions and pop-ups, informed by research. This season we share our own art collection and a group exhibition of visiting artists.

Art Collection

The University’s Art Collection is a dispersed collection boasting 500 artworks across the campuses. Paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, textiles and ceramics are integrated to enhance the learning environment, to inspire and provoke students, staff and visitors.

de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra

The de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra has enjoyed over 40 years of success, giving acclaimed performances of a wide musical repertoire, and engaging renowned soloists. The orchestra brings together over 80 classical musicians under the leadership of their dynamic conductor, Robin Browning.

UHArts Film programme

UHArts Film programme aims to provide diverse opportunities to experience cinema in ways that entertain, educate and inspire.

Designed to augment both academic and casual appreciations – as well as foster young audiences – our tailored events offer the chance to gain deeper appreciation of the films you know, and exciting introductions to the films you don’t. ‚Äč

Enriching cultural life

Every year UHArts delivers over 20,000 individual cultural and educational experiences across a wide range of genres enhancing the student experience and enriching the cultural life of staff and the local community across Hertfordshire.

Get involved

Find out how you can get involved with UHArts. There are a range of ways to get involved including workshops, friends' memberships and volunteering to name a few. We look forward to welcoming you to UHArts.