Theatre events

Theatrical events coming soon at the Pump House…

The Pump House – Theatre

While we are unable to open our doors, we and our creative Pump House community of artists and organisations are carrying on some activities online.  Watch out for details about upcoming masterclasses, workshops and events.

As the situation progresses and we get past the initial lockdown, we will also offer ways that you can enjoy art, shows, clubs and events safely either onsite or online through live broadcasts.

Keep safe and keep creating.

Please help The Pump House continue through and beyond Covid-19

Donate here - www.justgiving.com/campaign/PumpHouse

The Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre has been running for over 46 years and there have been so much incredible Art, Music Dance and Drama to ooze out of this old Pumping Station over that time. This year alone we have had over 20,000 people from all ages and backgrounds step over the threshold to either entertain or be entertained. The biggest story however is that all of this is run by volunteers – over 1500 per year which is remarkable. This is truly a community theatre and arts centre and if you were to start this from scratch it would be very hard to recreate this incredible community place.

92% of our income comes from our doors being open, with only 8% coming from funding streams. In this day and age that is pretty remarkable, however with our doors closed then it is hard to generate this income. We have not however been sitting on our laurels. The Pump House and our community have been putting plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied online. Our Children and Youth had an online Cabaret; EUTV was developed by the amazing Electric Umbrella; Jazz has been played online weekly; Ghost stories are being told; Shakespeare Monologue workshops with the incredible Tom Kanji and IsoVision has been set up to help people get over the devastation of the Eurovision being cancelled…or not possibly just for fun. All of this is free for you to access by going to www.pumphouse.info. We will be publishing everything we are doing here.

We do however, need your support if possible. To be able to keep our doors open and be here for the future we need some help. Are you able to do a fundraiser for us or are you able to donate? Your support will help us ensure that The Pump House doors remain open for generations to come. Thank you.

NRYA presents:

The Wind in the Willows

Join Ratty Mole, Badger  and Toad as they journey through the seasons, whilst trying to stop the Weasels getting their hands on Toad Hall.

Performances Weds 15th July -Sunday 19th July 2020 eves 7.30pm

Matinee performances on Saturday & Sunday (times to be confirmed)

All tickets £12.00

Box Office 07702965851

Watford Short Film Festival presents:

Watford Short Film Festival 2020

Watford Short Film Festival returns for for Hertfordshire's Year of Culture in 2020 to showcase some of the best local, national and international film-making talent.

Open to an audience of avid film fans and film-makers alike, watford Short Film Festival celebrates the best drama, factual and animated content.

Times of performances to be confirmed

Entry - Free

More information on the Watford Short Film Festival website or on the facebook page

 

Act2act Youth Theatre presents:

Legally Blonde – The Musical

Based on the hits movie "Legally Blonde" follows the famously perky Elle Woods who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner . In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

Thursday 27th August-Saturday 29th August

Show starts 7.30pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)

Tickets £8.50

Box Office -07914999984

Pump House Theatre Company presents:

Cheshire Cats

Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms !  Follow the Cheshire Cats team as they speed walk their way to fundraising success in the London Moonwalk.

Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the 6th member of the team doesn't seem to meet the physical criteria !

Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girls night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way.

Tickets:  Monday £11.00 ( no concessions)    Tuesday to Saturday £14.00 ( concessions £11.00)

Box Office: 0333 666 3366

Belmont Theatre Company presents:

We Happy Few

Comedy-drama about an all-female theatre company who tour Britain during World War 2. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, this group sets out in an old Rolls-Royce to entertain a culture -starved Britain. The Show commemorates the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

 

Performances October 21st - October 24th 2020 eves at 7.45 pm matinee on 24th  at 2.45pm

Tickets: Wednesday Evening & Saturday Matinee £13.50/12.00 concessions (under 18/over 60)

Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evening  £14.00 / £12.50 concessions

Box Office 07917324179 (open 1st July)

Radlett Theatre Company presents:

Bella’s Barmy Book Club

A delightful comedy about Book-lover, Bella. She is hosting the first night of her Barmy Book Club in a fabulous Vintage Theatre. She is expecting an interview with the BBC, but she is NOT expecting...The Theatre's resident ghost!! Add to the mix, a loopy bunch of new members and a relentless Ghost-Hunter, and we have the makings of a very entertaining evening!

ALL TICKETS £10

 

Rickmansworth Players presents:

Far from the Madding Crowd

Immerse yourself in Hardy's Wessex with Far From The Madding Crowd, a vibrant insight into life in Dorchester. Be transported  by the journey of Bathsheba Everdene as she fights to be independent in a man’s world and deal with three very different suitors and a huge farm that she inherits.

Featuring a talented cast, Rickmansworth Players are proud to present a theatrical adaptation of this fascinating story, which is not to be missed.

Performances Tuesday 11th May-Saturday 15th  May eves at 7.30 pm  matinee on 15th May at 2.30 pm

Tickets price £13.00 - Tuesday night & Saturday matinee £15.00 all other performances

Box Office 0333 663366

Celebrate Jazz Watford presents:

Celebrate Jazz Watford ‘Future Now Gala Concert featuring Emma Smith’

A special one-off evening featuring the Emma Smith Quartet plus fabulous Jazz musicians of the future from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and The Purcell School for Young Musicians.

This one-off gala concert is an opportunity to hear both the talent of tomorrow and share in the acclaimed vocal gifts of Emma Smith with a rare local performance.

With a full bar and a pop-up bistro kitchen serving cold creole treats, this promises to be a memorable Friday evening both to relax and enjoy the very best of young jazz - getting a taste of the vibrant modern UK scene.

Tickets: £20 on Eventbrite or email jazzwatfordlive@gmail.com