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 ***

Art

Cathartic Creative Cafe

Cathartic Creative Cafe

A fully inclusive community initiative, providing a warm and caring environment with a creative flare. Usually open Thursdays 10am-2pm. Find out more

Pumphouse 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. 

Dance

Pump House Clog Morris

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. Find out more

Woodside Morris Men

Watford’s very own exponents of this most traditional of English arts. Some call it the English martial art! Usually dance every Wednesday at 8pm. Find out more

Dance ARC

Dance Arc

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

Music

Music24

Music24

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

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 8-11pm. Find out more

Watford Folk 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

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

Theatre

Belmont Theatre Company

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

BLAG Youth Theatre

Blag Youth offers classes to children from 4-16 years in drama and from 6 in singing. They usually stage an annual performance at the Pump House. Find out more
Herts Inclusive 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

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

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

Rickmansworth Players

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)

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.