Theatre events

Theatrical events coming soon at the Pump House…

Belmont Theatre Company presents:

The Actress

This funny and poignant play by author Peter Quilter, full of witty dialogue is set in the dressing room of a colourful leading actress as she prepares for her emotional farewell performance. Unexpected arrivals try to grab a final embrace and renew old battles. A delightful play mirroring the happiest and saddest sides of the theatre world.

Tickets: £13 and £11.50 concessions ( Over 60/Under 18)

Box Office:  07917 324179

Pump House CYT presents:

Blue Electric Wind

Written by Brad Birch

Blue Electric Wind is a newly commissioned play, part of National Theatre Connections programme.

"When people at school start forgetting things, Scott wonders if he's the only one who's noticed. He and some of the school's misfits seem to be the only ones who can see what's happening. Is it the weather? Is it a virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are."

All tickets £5.00

Box office:
0333 666 3366

Pump House CYT presents:

Rainforest Dreams

World premier play in partnership with The Green Triangle and Sani Lodge in Ecuador.

" A group of students find themselves transported to the Rainforest, to find they are running for their lives as soon as they arrive. With footage from real indigenous Indians of the Amazonian Rainforest ( especially filmed for this production) we share what happens to the people living with the oil exploration and the illegal logging on an everyday basis. On screen they interact with the students giving a real insight into how they live.  Threatened with their lives will this group of teenagers do the right thing or will they succumb to the illegal loggers and oilmen's demands? With a real twist at the end it is difficult to guess what direction they will take. "

Tickets: £5

Box office:
or 0333 666 3366


Pump House Theatre Company presents:

A comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

A Bunch of Amateurs

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steele, arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard but a sleepy Suffolk village and the cast are a bunch of amateurs.

Jefferson's monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested by the enthusiastic amateur thespians - who are not averse to a spot of ego, vanity and insecurity themselves.

As acting worlds collide and Jefferson's career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself and his relationships with other people... along with his inner Lear!

Ticket Prices : Monday: £8.00 (no concessions)

Tuesday - Saturday £12.00 (concessions £10.50)

*phone bookings open Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm , Sat 9 am - 5 pm. A £1.50 fee applies for telephone booking. Tickets are non- refundable

Box office: 0336 663366

Radlett Theatre Company presents:

BEN HUR – a tale of the Christ by Patrick Barlow ( 39 steps)

A sensational, awe-inspiring and unforgettable staging of General Lew Wallace's timeless classic Ben Hur including sea battles, chariot and leprosy !

Watch in awe as only a handful of actors take on the might of Rome in a comedy of quick changes, over the top acting, sand dances, camels, the birth of Christ and real life sized Roman orgy ( suitable for all ages).

You'll gasp at the sight of Rome

You'll stare in disbelief at the monumental sea battles ( with real water)

You'll cheer and be slightly nervous at the real life chariot racing!..........and you'll wonder at the scale of acting

BEN HUR. An hilarious comedy on an epic scale !

TICKETS: £10 ( £8 concessions)

BOX OFFICE: or call 0333 666 3366


Rickmansworth Players presents:

Merrily we roll along

Merrily We Roll Along is an exciting show not often done on the amateur circuit because it’s a real challenge. The characters have to play themselves over twenty years with the main characters starting in their forties when friendships have disintegrated, compromises have been made and their values worn away, and moving backwards towards an idealism that bound them in their twenties. It is a strong storyline with lots of scope for a hardworking cast, continually challenged by the complex Sondheim score and fantastically witty lyrics. The show really has something in it for everyone, whether you are young and starting out in life, have been through your own tragedies or triumphs or are going through them now. With hits made famous by Frank Sinatra (Good Thing Going) and Carly Simon (Not a Day Goes By), it is considered one of Sondheim’s most accessible musicals, and we are lucky to have a chance to bring it to the stage

Box office:
0333 666 3366

Kingsbury Amateur Operatic Society presents:

Into The Woods

Cursed by a once beautiful witch a Baker and his wife are childless. They venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.



Box office: 020 3000 7818  Ticket price: £13 ( concessions £11)


Belmont Theatre Company presents:


Alec has planned an illicit weekend in Marbella with Liz, his glamorous assistant , while his wife is away with friends. Before he can leave his meticulous plans are disrupted by the arrival of various infuriating family members.

So who will finally get to accompany him on his Spanish break?

Tickets £13.00 (£11.50 concessions over 60/under 18) Box Office open from March 2018



Pump House Theatre Company presents:

By Way of Murder

By Way of Murder - or 'Murder, Sex, Kidnap, Suicide, Blackmail and Despicable Deceit' - is a classic thriller with a generous splash of comedy.

Lady Sarah's stately home of Baxford Hall is the setting for this tale of murder, kidnap and deceit. Film producer Jack Summers and his actress wife Janie, have taken refuge at the Hall to escape death threats that Jack has been receiving. A visit by Detective Superintendent Beveridge puts Jack's shady dealings under scrutiny, and when Jack's bodyguard and one Lady Sarah's employees are murdered, and Lady Jane is kidnapped and held to ransom, no one is sure who they can trust. It's up to Beveridge to solve the crimes. Meanwhile, what is Miss Franklin - the Hall's mysterious housekeeper- up to?

Ticket Prices : Monday: £8.00 (no concessions)

Tuesday - Saturday £12.00 (concessions £10.50)

*phone bookings open Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm , Sat 9 am - 5 pm. A £1.50 fee applies for telephone booking. Tickets are non- refundable

Box office: 0336 663366

Pump House CYT presents:

Honk Jr

"This is the delightful award-winning musical adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Anderson ugly duckling fable. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his duckling brothers and sisters.  The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be."

Box Office:
or 0333 666 3366

The Academy presents:

The Academy Watford Summer Show !

The Academy Watford, lead by Sara Bispham,  presents their annual Summer Show!

A two hour show celebration of Musical Theatre & Pop featuring some of Watford's finest young talent !

For more information please visit: 

Performances: Saturday  5 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 4 pm

Tickets £15

Performances: Saturday  5pm / Sunday at 1pm & 4pm

Box Office: 07568 150759 or

Tickets £14


Watford Borough Council presents:

Watford Short Film Festival 2018

Watford Short Film Festival is an exciting new opportunity for undiscovered film-makers across the UK and beyond to showcase their work. Open to an audience of avid film fans and film-makers alike, Watford Short Film Festival celebrates the best drama, factual and animated content.

An expert judging panel will award the best film from each category with an award at the end of the festival, audience members will also have an opportunity to award their favourite film from each category by voting for the 'Audience Award'.

Ticketing Link:   ( specific link for tickets to be provided when it is live)

On With The Show presents:

On With The Show Productions Summer 2018

There's no better way to keep four to 16 year olds 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 30th July to 10th 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.

Check out or email: for more information

For weekly sessions with regular community performances check out our new, innovative and exciting sister company 

Dates of project: 30th July - 10th August 2018  9:30am - 3pm ( early drop off available from 8am)