Theatre events

Theatrical events coming soon at the Pump House…

Watford Short Film Festival presents:

Watford Short Film Festival 2019

Watford Short Film Festival returns for its second year in 2019 to showcase some of the best local, national and international film-making talent.

Open to an audience of avid film fans and film-makers alike, watford Short Film Festival celebrates the best drama, factual and animated content.

Times of performances to be confirmed

Entry - Free

More information on the Watford Short Film Festival website or on the facebook page

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On With The Show presents:

On With The Show Productions Summer 2019

There's no better way to keep four to 16 year old occupied than getting them involved with a local production.

On With The Show Productions (OWTS) is a two week summer project, at the Pump House, from 29th July to 9th August 9:30am - 3pm ( early sessions available from 8am)

OWTS has more than 16 years experience in performing arts and that experience is used to involve the students in all aspects of putting on a show - the back stage crew, sound and lighting, costume and set-design, directing and script writing through to performing. All the hard work is then presented in two shows on the final day of the project.

The two weeks is all about making friends, learning new skills, working as part of a team and putting on a show to be proud of.

Experience and ability is not necessary as the ethos behind OWTS is to encourage everyone to get fully involved, build confidence and many students discover talents they didn't know they had.

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Dates of project: 29th July - 9th August 2019  9:30am - 3pm ( early drop off available from 8am)



Pump House Theatre Company presents:


Adults play teenagers in this funny, poignant play, that turns our notions of adolescence and adulthood on its head. Set in that time after the end of the last day of school, just before everyone moves on, a group of friends share their dreams, air their insecurities, and spill their secrets.....

Ticket Price: Monday £8.00 ( no concessions) / Tuesday - Saturday £12.00 ( £10.50)

Box Office: 0333 666 3366


Blonde sheep events presents:

GUTTED by Sharon Byrne

GUTTED a black comedy explores the lives of three strong women who work in a fish factory in 1980's Dublin. Told through comic monologue, raw powerful language and dance, the women give us a snapshot of the characters and challenges in their lives at the time. In light of Ireland's recent referendum on abortion, these issues remain as relevant today as they did over 30 years ago.

"An exhilarating experience and a wonderful life affirming play". Mark Everitt, 'former' Director The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Performance 8pm ( no interval)

Box Office:

(tickets cannot be purchased by phone)

Ticket price: £15 + booking fee


Learning Through The Arts presents:

After The Storm

Set in 1919. Madu Okoli returns from the Western Front with fresh hopes and expectations, but life takes a completely different turn. After the Storm , is the story of one man's quest for survival and posterity, characterised by selflessness, determination and fortitude.

Ticket Price £12.00 General, £10 groups (4 or more) and concession (65+ and students)

Box office number : 07510917517

Belmont Theatre Company presents:

Love in Idleness

In 1944 17 year old socialist Michael returns from Canada to London to find his widowed mother. Olivia, is mistress to a leading Conservative Cabinet Member. Sparks fly as Olivia has to choose between the men in her life, in this witty mix of comedy and drama.

Tickets £13.00 and  £11.50 (under 18/ over 60)

Box Office No: 0791 7324179 or

TheatreShack StageWorks Youth presents:

Punk Rock

Edgy and acute, Punk Rock is a slow-building story of violence at school, told with compelling depth and tension. The play introduces us to seven high-achieving teenagers at a fee-paying grammar school. They are holed up in the Upper School library, tucked away from supervision, revising — or not, as the case may be — for their mock A-Levels. It is a recognisable stew of rivalries, desires and confusions. As exam pressure builds, anxiety flares up into aggression, revealing a raw undercurrent of panic and hostility.

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Ticket Price: £10 (concessions)

Pump House Theatre Company presents:


After an unexplained apocalyptic event the once powerful and important (so he believes) Hamm is left blind and wheelchair bound, looked after by his servant Clov who both adores and hates him. They share their small refuge with Nagg and  Nell, Hamm's elderly and (literally) legless parents who reside in bins. These desperate characters live out the last days of mankind unwilling to give up but with no real reason to keep going.

Ticket Price: Monday £11.00 ( no concessions) / Tuesday - Saturday £14.00 ( £11.00)

Box Office: 0333 666 3366


Blag Theatre Company presents:

Blag Theatre Company's 21st Christmas Revue Show

So, Here it is Merry Christmas


Yup! They're back again! Can't believe they have been around so long!

It's another year of their festive, fantastic, funny first-class, frolicking, fabulous, familiar, flamboyant, five-star, feel-good, twenty first, family Christmas Show.

Here's the thing...You love live theatre but the only things on around Christmas are Pantomimes like...Snow White and those pesky Dwarfs, Jack and his boring Beanstalk, Beauty and the stupid Beast, Cinder-bleedin'-rella or Dozy Sleeping Beauty...BUT if you want to avoid such characters as Abanazer, Widow Twanky, Silly Billy, Dame Trott and Fairy Liquid the pop down to the Pump House for veritable feast of the Christmas Variety.

SEE: A look back at 2019, Mega Audience participation,'Love Island'...with Tinsel X-mas Factor, a festive Brexit, What's been going on in the West End, An Audience with a multiple award winning Centenarian actor. How your pets cope with all the festive Shenanigans, singing trees, turkeys and balls!


Blag Theatre Company has been doing this type of show at the  Pump House for the last 20 years, so, 'Somewhere in their youth or childhood, they MUST have done something good!'

A fun filled Christmas show with songs, sketches and audience participation AKIMBO!

BOX OFFICE : 01923 772320 Tickets £16.00 (Concessions £14.00)

Opening night all tickets £12.00

Rickmansworth Players Youth presents:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Youth Group

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballards ("Those Canaan Days"), to country-western ("One More Angel in Heaven") and calypso(Benjamin Calypso"), along with the unforgettable classics "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door".

Box Office No 0333 663366

All tickets £12.00