The Pump House is pleased to be home to a number of regular groups and activities. Click on the links below to find out more about them.
*** As current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions start to ease, regular activities are steadily returning to the Pump House. Please check individual group listings to find out what’s on ***
Cathartic Creative Cafe
Pump House Painters
A friendly and relaxed art session Tuesday’s 10am – 2pm for all levels from doodles to masterpieces! Only pay £5 for the sessions you attend. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. No tuition, we help each other if needed. Bring your own materials. Drop in for a visit or call Heulwen Jones 01923 464708
Francis' Art Club
We are a small very friendly group of trying to be “improving” artists, looking for similar people to join us. Wednesday’s 10am ’til 1pm cost £6.00. If you just need a space to get on with your art, this is the place. Free parking. For more information email David on woody94200@msn. Bring your own materials.
Pump House Clog Morris
Woodside Morris Men
A community music therapy project supporting people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. Provides a creative outlet that maintains and improves physical, mental and emotional well-being. Find out more
Pump House Jazz Club
Watford Folk Club
There’s been a Folk Club at The Pump House since 1973 with a reputation for the quality and the quantity of its floor singers/players and for headlining new and established Folk performers. Usually on every Friday, 8-11pm. Find out more
Watford Open Mic
Belmont Theatre Company
BLAG Youth Theatre
Nichola Rees Youth Academy
The NRYA is an extra-curricular performing arts and LAMDA school, committed to creating a fun, stimulating environment in which students can learn and perform. Open to children and young people aged 4-18. Find out more
Pump House Children & Youth Theatre
A volunteer run, open access youth drama group that’s been going for over 40 years. Provides young people of all backgrounds, aged 8-25, the opportunity to perform on stage. Do everything from mimes and improvisation to large scale musicals. Find out more
Pump House Theatre Company
Formed in the early 1970s with the sole intention of providing top class amateur theatre for the local community. It stages four to five productions a year with the aim of presenting its audiences with as diverse and entertaining a programme as possible. Find out more
Established in 1944, this award-winning local amateur theatre group provides a fun and creative environment to produce high quality theatre and music for the enjoyment of members and the local community. Includes youth and junior groups. Find out more.
On With the Show Productions (OWTS)
Amateur Performing Arts Project that involves students in all aspects of putting on a show – back stage crew, sound and lighting, costume and set design, directing and script writing. Run by local teachers with nearly 20 years’ experience in performing arts. Find out more.
Welcome to The Actor’s cafe. We provide expert, concise acting tuition from experienced teachers who are also industry professionals. The courses support students to develop in their ability to create truthful acting performances. Students learn more about themselves and a natural bi-product of the course is the growth of the students self-development. Find out more.