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)


Doors open 7.30pm

Pump House LIVE Jazz Club presents:

The Pump House LIVE Jazz Club


Do you enjoy live music? Then you will definitely be at home with the traditional jazz offered at our Club each Thursday evening. It is foot-tapping lively music in a cosy hall - sorry, no room for dancing! The bands are drawn from far and wide consisting of professional musicians with the best pedigrees - some having played with legends such as Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller, and greats such as Ken Colyer and Chris Barber.

We offer real ales at reasonable prices, scrumptious hand-made rolls, a great raffle and a welcome for everyone however young or old. Why not come along and see for yourself?!

General Enquiries: / 01923 467269

Check out the Pump House Jazz website for more details of each band nearer the time of their performance.


                       Every Thursday 8.15-11.00 pm

                                                                                       Donation of £10 Entry

                             free car parking

                    ( 2 minute walk from Watford High St Overground)

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
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 on the door. There is a real ale bar, great acoustics and a friendly welcome every week.

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

For the latest information: or Facebook: Watford Folk Club 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

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.

!st & 3rd Tuesday each month 10.00-11.30am  Colne River Room ( Access is by referral)

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.

For details 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

Electric Umbrella presents:

Electric Umbrella

Electric Umbrella is a vibrant, unique co-creation between adults with learning disabilities and music industry professionals. We currently have 60 members that range in age from over 18 all the way up to 60+

Each week we get together at the Pump House on Thursdays at 12:30pm to write and record songs, play instruments, sing karaoke, eat lunch, hang out....It's just like being in a band! We have visiting artists and workshops and everyone gets the chance to be involved on whatever level they want to.

We support each other and are a great bunch of friends.

Electric Umbrella is run by Tom Billington and Mel Boda who both have extensive experience of both community arts, the professional world of entertainment and supporting adults with disabilities

For more information:


Telephone: 07779 065 185

Alive and Brel

'Alive and Brel' presents the finest songs from the iconic singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.

Brel's music, famed for it's emotional power and sharp wit, comes to life when this trio perform well-known hits such as  Ne Me Quitte Pas, Jackie and Amsterdam among many others.

Performance at 8 pm

Tickets: £10


Kingsbury Amateur Operatic Society presents:

Don’t Stop the Show Music !

Please come and join us for a lovely evening of musical entertainment.

KAOS will be performing well-known songs and show tunes from your favourite musicals and movies.

A chance for you to relax, sit back and enjoy the friendly cabaret atmosphere.

Tickets are available via our Box office at £12 a ticket. Seating is limited so please book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Box Office: 020 3000 7818 or online at