The Watford Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre has been running for over 50 years and we’ve seen so much incredible art, music, dance, drama, workshops, classes, events and more take part here over that time. Our hostoric building houses a well specified small theatre, a flexible function room, a cosy arts space and a rehearsal room.  

We’re are also a hub for emerging talent and an active leader in Watford’s cultural development. Annually over 35,000 people from all ages and backgrounds step over the threshold to either entertain or be entertained.

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Over 250 volunteers help keep us running. Could you be one of them? Roles include running the bar, technical and maintenance, marketing and admin. Find out more

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Fundraise for us

92% of our income comes from our doors being open, so the pandemic lockdown has hit us hard. Can you help us to come out the other side even stronger? Find out more

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Our history

What started as a water pumping station is now home to music, art, dance, comedy and drama. Find out more

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How we're run

As a registered charity, we aim to be the leading, inclusive community arts venue in Watford. Find out more