UH Arts (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. We seek to engage the 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.
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).
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.
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.
Enriching cultural life
Every year UH Arts 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.