Music events

Music events coming soon at the Pump House…

Watford Open Mic presents:

Watford Open Mic @ The Pump House

Every Tuesday at The Pump House you will find the Watford Open Mic team...Open to all musicians, players, songwriters and performers, we offer 15 minutes sets with a full set up of mic's, amps etc. just turn up and put your name down and play....

We are a friendly team who have been running this event for 5 years now. All styles are welcomed and we have a varied and diverse mix of performers.

As we are not in a pub we can offer a more attentive listening audience and have become known for our sound quality. We are very lucky to have some talented regulars too, so come on down to enjoy a great evening of musical entertainment, no two weeks are ever the same...

Find us Facebook group pages: Open Mic Watford or Watford Open Mic (apply to join)

£3 on the door

Doors open 7.30pm

Pump House Jazz Club presents:

The Pump House Jazz Club – Watford

Home of the warmest welcome in Watford we - The Pump House Jazz Club - have been putting on the very best of traditional jazz for over 40 years.

Each week we feature a different live band joining us from across the Uk, sometimes Europe and occasionally the US. With a national reputation, we're lucky to be able to present some of the very best traditional and Dixieland professional bands in the world.

Our Licensed bar is well stocked (featuring 2 guest ales each week) and is very reasonably priced. We also have fresh snacks, a weekly raffle packed with wonderful surprises(!) and a very sociable and inclusive atmosphere for young and old.

All sessions Thursdays at 8.15pm, ending at 11pm. Admission £10.00 per person on the door - no booking required.

Licensed Bar with Guest Real Ales / Snack Bar & Car Park.



Admission £10.00

For more information contact Hazel Fox

01923 467269 or email

Watford Folk Club presents:

Watford Folk Club

The Watford Folk Club: Fridays, 8pm - 11pm in the Colne River Room - Admission varies (£4-£12)
Home to the best in Acoustic, Blues, Roots and both modern and traditional folk music.  

The Watford Folk Club is the friendliest Folk Club in Watford. There has been a Folk Club at The Pump House since 1973.  The present Club has been open since 2008 and is run by a committee and willing volunteers, all of whom are passionate about Folk music. The Watford folk Club is 10 years old in October 2018!

The Watford Folk Club has an enviable reputation for the quality and the quantity of its floor singers/players and for headlining new and established Folk performers.

We run "Guest Nights", "Singarounds" and "Spotlight Singarounds".

On a Guest Night, a professional or semi-professional Folk/Acoustic performer will play two 40 minute sets and a number of Floor Spots are available too.

At a Singaround, the chairs are arranged in a big circle and anyone can sing a song or two or play a piece or two. People also come to the club just to listed to the high-quality music. There is never any obligation to perform!

Spotlight Singarounds feature two 20 minute sets at a Singaround from local supporters of the Club.

Admission varies from £4 (at Singarounds & Spotlights) to £6 - £12 (at Guest nights). There is a real ale bar, great acoustics and a friendly welcome every week.

The 2016 Watford Folk Club Folk Song Contest with the theme of "Crime and Punishment", showed yet again how much talent there is in & around Watford. Our three Celebrity Judges, Vicki Swan, Paul MacNamara and Polly Morris all commented on how tough it was to choose the worthy winner. Well done to organisers Alison Raymond & Kim Olyett for yet another great night.

Look out for details of this year's competition and for gig dates for our judges.

For the latest information search for "Watford Folk Club" on Google and Facebook or email:

Looking forward to seeing you very soon !!!
Note: The Watford Folk Club no longer has a telephone number.



Friday Evening from 8pm - 11pm

Admission varies ( £4 - £12 ) see listings

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 


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