Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Welcome to
The Elgiva

At the heart of the arts in the Chilterns, we’re proud to spotlight a wide range of shows, films, comedians, musicians and dancers, produce a professional family pantomime and showcase the very best of local talent.

From our 300-seat auditorium to our exhibition space, and from community workshops to our well-stocked bar and café, you’ll always find a warm welcome at The Elgiva.

Our staff and volunteers are passionate about the performing arts, our equipment is high spec and our space is vibrant, dynamic and flexible, whether you want to hire, perform or visit.

Elgiva for Everyone runs through everything we do, so dive into our website – and experience The Elgiva!

Elgiva for YOU

Community is a cornerstone in developing our ethos of Elgiva for everyone. We seek to raise awareness and participation in the creative arts, to foster partnerships with local communities, schools and organisations and to be as inclusive as possible.

We want to challenge you, delight you, entertain you and welcome you. The Elgiva is for everyone, and that means you!

A subtitled comedy in Icelandic (thank-you Chiltern Film Society).
Have a coffee with friends at the Elgiva

Delicious home-made cakes and food (thank-you Café Encore).

Accessible signed panto
Pantomime performances signed for the deaf (thank-you NRCPD).
A music therapist and Silver Singers at the Elgiva

Community singing for older people (thank you Silver Singers).


Chesham Record Fair

Saturday 30th April, 10am–4pm. Music for all tastes, in all formats, from a hall full of dealers….

The life and career of Charlie Chaplin

To celebrate our screening of The Kid, which is 100 years old this year, Sarah Helm reflects on the life and career of Charlie Chaplin…

More news…



Listen up! On Wednesday we are screening Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece The Kid, which is 100 years old this year. See it the way Chaplin intended - on the big screen!

Wed 20th Oct at 1:30 & 8pm
@chilternfilm @SlapstickFest #Elgiva #Chesham #CharlieChaplin https://t.co/ZLiaUz9FGv

LVE Elgiva

Join our LVE Elgiva members club for just £39 a year…

  • Priority booking
  • Free ticket exchange
  • Reserve seats for 72 hours
  • 20% off at the bar
  • ‘2-for-1’ ticket offers
  • Newsletter with special offers and exclusive content
  • 2-for-1 tickets for Panto press night
  • £1 off tickets
  • Discounts and rewards at selected Chesham shops and businesses

Gift Elgiva

Make them laugh, smile, cry, tap their feet… or all that and more, with an Elgiva gift voucher… 


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