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What is CW Entertainment?

With over 400,000 visitors per year, CW Entertainment is one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Hertfordshire. Proudly owned and operated by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council since 1973, CW Entertainment currently comprises of: Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City Cinema, RollerCity, Soft Play City and Humphrey’s Coffee Shop. 

What facilities are available to hire at CW Entertainment?

CW Entertainment has a range of spaces to suit various types of events from staged shows to conventions.  There are an array of intimate and modern spaces - which offer an exceptional Whole Package approach to hires, suitable for live shows, product launches, conferences, motivational speaking and lectures.


Our available spaces for hire are:

At CW Entertainment

  • The Hawthorne Theatre / Garden City Cinema Screen 3
  • The Sheridan Studio can only be hired with hire of the Hawthorne Theatre
  • Welwyn Garden City Cinema Screen 1
  • RollerCity
  • Soft Play City (For Soft Play City parties only)

Community centres within the borough

  • Vineyard Barn
  • Hazel Grove 

The Hawthorne Theatre / Welwyn Garden City Cinema Screen 3

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6BX

A 320 seat theatre/cinema purpose built and fully equipped. With the hire of the Hawthorne Theatre you get use of 5 dressing rooms and the Sheridan Studio. It is located at the lower ground floor of CW Entertainment. This purpose-built dance studio makes a brilliant space for rehearsals of any production.

  • Prices on application.

Hawthorne Theatre Technical Specification

Hawthorne Theatre Venue Hire Terms and Conditions


Welwyn Garden City Cinema Screen 1

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6BX

A 41 seat purpose built tiered cinema with full equipment.  There are no AV capabilities within this screen.  Screen 1 cannot be used as a performance space

  • Prices on application.

RollerCity

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6BX

A roller skating rink containing a large projector and screen as well as audio facilities. Please see RollerCity parties for full hire options


Soft Play City

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6BX

A soft play area containing 3 different aged sections complete with Humphrey’s Cafe & Bar.  Please see Soft Play City parties for full hire options


Vineyard Barn

Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7PU

It has two halls, a shared kitchen, toilet facilities and a small car park.  Room 1 is the larger hall and holds a maximum of 70 people.  Room 2 with a capacity of 50 people is the smaller hall.  Open seven days a week from 9am to 10pm, there are tables and chairs for you to use.

No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the Vineyard Barn as the Centre does not hold an Alcohol License.


Hazel Grove

Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 2DG

It has one hall, a small kitchen, toilet facilities and some parking. There are no steps to access the Hazel Grove Community Centre. The Hall holds no more than 40 people.  Open seven days a week from 9am to 10pm, there are tables and chairs for you to use.

No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the Hazel Grove Community Centre as the Centre does not hold an Alcohol License.


Where is CW Entertainment located?

  • 5 minutes walk from Welwyn Garden City Train Station and only a couple of minutes from our nearest Bus Stops
  • 20 minutes train journey from London Kings Cross
  • Just off the A1M

To book and further information

If you would like more information or to discuss this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Hire, CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6BX

Direct Dial: 01707 357116
Email: cwentertainment@welhat.gov.uk