Watford Jazz Junction

A family-friendly festival celebrating the very best of local talent and musicians from further afield. The Watford Jazz Junction is founded as a community interest Company with inclusion, mental well-being and live music at our core. We believe music connects us all.

Pump House Jazz Club

Founded in 1972 by Trevor Hodgkinson and Neville Marsh, in the newly acquired buildings that were to become the Pump House Theatre and Arts The Pump House Jazz Club is now entering its 50th year and continues to be successful with a variety of exciting Traditional Jazz Bands and a wonderful social atmosphere.  Over the

Independence Productions

Independence Productions is a Musical Youth Theatre Company Independence Productions was officially founded in 2020 with their first show “The Trail to Oregon!”. Created by a group of students with a passion for musical theatre, they went on to do their second show “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier” at the Pump House

On With The Show Productions (OWTS)

Amateur Performing Arts Projects for 4 to 16 year olds – with nearly 20 years’ experience, the ethos behind On With The Show Productions (OWTS) is to encourage everyone to get fully involved, build confidence and many students discover talents they didn’t know they had.

Dance ARC

Dance ARC was founded in 2011 by Amie and John Caswell to provide high quality dance education. Since then we have moved from North London to our new base in Central Watford and set up Dance ARC Watford in 2015 offering classes for children aged from 22 months +. Dance ARC was created to inspire,

Watford Open Mic

Every Tuesday night 8pm to 11pm doors open 7:30pm We have been running Watford Open Mic for 12 years now. We offer 10 or 15 min slots and provide full sound. Cd’s and DVDs available on request for £3 …All ages and styles are very welcome, we have a piano on site too.. This is

Pump House Painters

Tuesdays 10am – 2pm A friendly and relaxed art session for all levels from doodles to masterpieces! Only pay for the sessions you attend – £5 per session  – Tea/coffee and biscuits included Browse through our extensive library of art books, no tuition, we help each other if needed. Bring your own materials. Drop in

Nichola Rees Youth Academy

Since starting in 1995 as a one-woman show, the Nichola Rees Youth Academy (NRYA) has grown into a vibrant company of drama and theatre specialists and enthusiasts, committed to creating a fun, stimulating environment in which students can learn and perform. The NRYA is an extra-curricular performing arts and LAMDA school, based in Watford, for

BLAG Youth Theatre

Blag Youth Theatre Rickmansworth and Chesham was established in 1997 and has a reputation for providing excellent training in both Drama and Singing. Children gain exceptional marks in their LAMDA exams from grade 1 right through to grade 8 – Gold medal. Whatever aspirations you may have for your child’s future Blag will help them


Music24 is a community music therapy project supporting people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. A group has been running at the Pump House for three years now and provides a creative outlet that maintains and improves people’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Activities include improvising on a wide range of instruments, singing familiar songs