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.
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
Pump House Clog Morris
The group performs a style of English traditional dance called North West Morris. They rehearse in the winter and in the summer perform at various folk festivals and local events. Meeting most Mondays 7:45pm-9:45pm Find out more
Dance ARC is an exciting boutique dance school. Offering IDTA and Melody Movement Dance classes for children aged 22 months upwards. Classes Tuesday & Wednesdays at 3:45pm. Find out more
Pump House Jazz Club
There’s been a thriving jazz scene here for over 45 years, attracting the top jazz bands on the circuit. Usually, every Thursday 8pm -10.45pm. Find out more
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, 7:45pm-11pm. Find out more
Watford Open Mic
Watford Open Mic, run by musicians for musicians, has been going 12 years’ strong. Usually every Tuesday night from 8-11pm, 15 min slots, £3 entry. All ages and styles welcome. Find out more
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
At Electric Umbrella we create amazing, live interactive music experiences with learning disabled people. And when our superstars take to the stage, they help change the way the world looks at them – and others. Sessions on Mondays and Fridays. Find out more
Belmont Theatre Company
Has been putting on amateur shows at the Pump House since 2007. Usually stage three productions a year from comedies and thrillers to farces, dramas and musicals. Find out more
BLAG Youth Theatre
Herts Inclusive Theatre
Uses the arts and wellbeing practices to build confidence, develop skills and give participants and their families memorable, enjoyable life experiences. Find out more
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.
The Actors Cafe
The Actor’s Cafe provides 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. A natural bi-product of the course is the growth of students’ self-development. Find out more.