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 10 years now. It is a great venue with a great atmosphere and is known for having an attentive, listening audience... The sound is good and we record all acts each week, dvd's are available on request at £3 each...

Children are very welcome to perform,  we encourage all types of music...

Entry is £3 -  there is no other open mic like this one, run by musicians, for musicians, with no pub crowd to sing over...

Come and say hi, a warm welcome awaits......

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 Jazz Club – WATFORD


For well over 40 years the Traditional Pump House Jazz Club has thrived and is still doing so!

Do come along and enjoy an evening of brilliant music by professional musicians from all over our Country as well aboard. Indeed our listed programme shows that in September and October this year we have bands from Belgium, Sweden and Holland together with the wonderful Jazz pianist, Jeff Barnhart from USA with his handpicked 'Best of British Pump House 5'!

Where else can you get such a wonderful evening for only £10?  We also have a licensed bar, rolls on sale, raffle and a wonderfully sociable audience.

If you cannot find space within The Pump House Car Park, there are several alternatives within walking distance, but be aware of their limits !

General Enquiries: / 020 8950 3513 or 07887 666615


 Every Thursday 8.15-11.00 pm

 £10.00 donation on the Door (no booking)            

Free car parking

( 2 minute walk from Watford High St Overground)


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 is by suggested minimum donation and varies from £5 (at Singarounds & Spotlights) to £7 - £12 (at Guest nights). There is a real ale bar, great acoustics and a friendly welcome every week.

January  - February 2019 - we will be bringing you a mixture of Singarounds, guest artists and a new venture into Songwriters Circles.

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

Electric Umbrella presents:

Electric Umbrella

A collaboration of professional musicians and adults with learning disabilities; writing, experiencing and performing music at small pubs, big festivals, live radio and everything else in between.

We believe in a world where there is no 'us and them' and are on a mission to challenge people to think differently about learning disabilities.

Meeting weekly in Rickmansworth, Hemel Hempstead and Watford ( thank you Pump House) Electric Umbrella offer 60 adults with learning disabilities countless opportunities to get on stage alongside professional musicians and show the public at large what they CAN do.

We are challenging the perception of people with learning disabilities with thousand of people each year.

Co-creation and a 'can do' attitude is at the heart of what Electric Umbrella is all about.

Each week we get together at the Pump House on Thursdays at 12:30 pm 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.

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