Drama events

Drama and music groups and classes coming soon at the Pump House…

Music24 presents:

Music 24

Pump House are pleased to welcome Music 24- Musical Herts is a new service coming to Hertfordshire that aims to engage with people with a diagnosis of Dementia and their carers.

Weekly sessions will offer the opportunity for people to make music in a friendly welcoming environment and explore their creativity. Activities include singing and improvising with musical instruments, songwriting, dancing and singing familiar songs, with an element of relaxation, reflection and reminiscence. No prior musical experience required, just a love of music and willingness to engage with others. Carers are welcome to stay and share the sessions or use the time as respite.

Tuesdays 10.00-11.30pm  Colne River Room

Volunteers Needed:

We are looking for fun and enthusiastic people to join our team, no musical experience is necessary (but an added bonus), just a willingness to take part and help others to engage in the activities is required. Please email info@music24.org.uk 


Light refreshments will be provided and we ask that participants consider a voluntary contribution of £3 per session.

For more information call Teela on 07521 248091 or visit www.musicalherts.org.uk

Divergent Drama Acting School presents:

Divergent Drama Acting School

Divergent Acting School runs rehearsals and actor training sessions for 8-12 years olds from 4-5pm and 13-18 year olds from 5 - 7pm every Saturday at the Pumphouse Watford. Fees are £75.00 per term for our younger group and £125 per term for our older group. This term our younger group will be working towards a performance of Arabian Nights and our older group a performance of The Crucible, both at the Pump House on the 18th July.

Divergent Drama Acting School strives to put the creativity back into drama. Not only do children learn stagecraft, build confidence and improve their social skills, they also have the opportunity to stretch their imaginations by taking control of the stories that they tell.  The acting school is run by professional actors so we offer our older students, who may be interested in a life in the arts, vocal and movement training, monologue practice and advice on applying to drama school.

Actors may sign up termly for our acting schools. Places are allocated on a first come first-serve basis. To book a place or register your interest please contact us.

We will be having a FREE taster session on the 25th February. Our term then runs until 1st April. Beginning again on 22nd April and running until our performance in July.



0208 004 5557



Watford Speech & Drama Festival 2017

The Watford Festival was established over 60 years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most respected in the UK.

The adjudicator at the Pump House will be Miss Hilary Clulow.

For details contact Katherine on 020 8959 7819 or email Katherine@watfordfestival.co.uk

The Festival runs from 9:30am - 10pm at weekends, and from 4pm till 10pm on weekdays.  The Speech and Drama Festival is for children from 3 years old to school year 13, and includes drama, prose reading, poetry recital, mime and public speaking.

Our website The Watford Festival - Home will be online from January with a detailed timetable of events.