Skip to main content Skip to site map (in footer)

Watford Palace Theatre

Based in the heart of Watford, the Palace engages tens of thousands of people each year through its produced, commissioned and presented programme of high-quality theatre and dance, community events and exciting opportunities to participate. The Palace also screens film and boasts an extensive programme of live and recorded screenings of theatre, dance and opera.

The beautiful 600-seat Edwardian Palace Theatre is a grade 2 listed building. Refurbished in 2004, the theatre offers modern and accessible facilities including its own rehearsal studio and wardrobe and scenic workshop.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £825,000
  • 2013-2014: £825,000
  • 2014-2015: £825,000

Video feed

Jefferson's Garden - What You're Saying About the Play

5 - 21 February 2015 Watford Palace Theatre presents the world premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker Every revolution starts in hope... A gripping, powerful and timely play about the birth of American independence. http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/jeffersons-garden

Supporting the work of Watford Palace Theatre Participation

A summary of the work we do and some of the people we're fortunate enough to work with.

Jefferson's Garden interview with Designer James Button

5 - 21 February 2015 Watford Palace Theatre presents the world premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker Every revolution starts in hope... A gripping, powerful and timely play about the birth of American independence. http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/jeffersons-garden

Jefferson's Garden interview with cast David Burnett & Mimi Ndiweni

5 - 21 February 2015 Watford Palace Theatre presents the world premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker Every revolution starts in hope... A gripping, powerful and timely play about the birth of American independence. http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/jeffersons-garden

Show 21 more videos

Jefferson's Garden interview with Director Brigid Larmour

5 - 21 February 2015 Watford Palace Theatre presents the world premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker Every revolution starts in hope... A gripping, powerful and timely play about the birth of American independence. http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/jeffersons-garden

Sleeping Beauty Trailer

Brand new trailer for Sleeping Beauty - this year's festive family pantomime. Tickets from £12.50.

Love Me Do - brand new trailer!

Brand new trailer for Love Me Do. Written by acclaimed writing duo Marks and Gran, see this funny, human story set in 1960s London 27 September - 18 October at Watford Palace Theatre.

Finding Nhamo - Who's your superhero?

Watford Palace Theatre join up with the cast of Tiata Fahodzi's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo and his Sexy Wife Chipo to find our own heroes. Anniwaa Buachie tells us who her heroes are.

Finding Nhamo - Who's your superhero?

Watford Palace Theatre join up with the cast of Tiata Fahodzi's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo and his Sexy Wife Chipo to find our own heroes. Ery Nzaramba, who plays Nhamo, tells us why Nhamo is his hero.

The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and his Sexy Wife Chipo - With writer Denton Chikura

Watford Palace Theatre join up with the cast of Tiata Fahodzi's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo and his Sexy Wife Chipo to find our own heroes. In this video, writer of Nhamo, Denton Chikura describes what inspired him to write the piece.

Finding Nhamo - Superhero Video 2

Watford Palace Theatre join up with the cast of Tiata Fahodzi's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo and his Sexy Wife Chipo to find our own heroes.

Finding Nhamo - Nominate a superhero

Watford Palace Theatre join up with the cast of Tiata Fahodzi's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo and his Sexy Wife Chipo to find our own heroes.

Cast and Creatives talk about Shiver

Director Derek Bond, writer Daniel Kanaber and the cast of our new play Shiver talk about funerals, father-son relationships and squeaky shoes in our latest video interview. Shiver will open at Watford Palace Theatre on 3 February, starring David Horovitch, Ben Caplan and Ilan Goodman. Tickets from £10 www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/shiver Film by Dan Rollings Photography by Manuel Harlan

Christmas is coming to Watford Palace Theatre

This year's panto is Robin Hood! 6 - 28 December Join us for a proper family pantomime, with live musicians onstage, stunning sets and costumes, plenty of audience participation, and song, dance and slapstick performed straight from the heart by a talented company of first-rate actors, most of whom have performed in previous Palace pantomimes. www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/Pantomime

MummyJi Presents - The 2012 Highlights

MummyJi is on a mission to search out the best talent, introducing you to more fresh and exciting British Asian variety artists. MummyJi returns to Watford Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 November 2013, with a whole new line up of exciting talents. MummyJi Presents (2012) was written and Directed by Pravesh Kumar. Produced by Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre. Commissioned by BBC and Arts Council for www.thespace.org 2012.

Ideal World Season

Three new plays commissioned by Watford Palace Theatre - performed in rep - that explore the human consequences of the digital revolution. 19 Sep - 19 Oct #PERFECTMATCHplay by Gary Owen #VIRGINplay by E. V. Crowe #OVERRIDEplay by Stacey Gregg www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/idealworld

Interviews with the cast of Equally Divided

To introduce you to the characters of Equally Divided we have filmed some interviews with the cast and rehearsal titbits. Equally Divided is Ronald Harwood's all-too-human comedy about the ever-dutiful Edith and her glamorous sister Renata, who has always got all the attention (and all the husbands). The play begins just after the funeral of their mother, who has left behind an impressive collection of antiques, provoking a visit from the handsome, widowed family solicitor. This major revival of Equally Divided is directed by the Palace's Artistic Director and stars Beverley Klein, it opens on 7 February. Click here to find out more and book tickets. www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/equally-divided

The Tempest - building the set time lapse

Our next production is a fun and inventive, hour-long version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, performed by four actor-musicians. From the rehearsal room, here's a time lapse video of cast & crew building the set. Presented by Watford Palace Theatre in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Children's Services.

The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg

To mark the opening of Mother Goose at Watford Palace Theatre we have worked in collaboration with students at West Herts College to produce this unique film. Charming illustrations by Alex Graham come to life to introduce you to the central characters of our Pantomime, in an animation by Dan Rollings. Mother Goose opens at the Palace next Friday, 7 December and runs until 29 December. Find out more and book tickets: www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/mother-goose

Watership Down

Watford Palace Theatre in partnership with HCC Children's Services present Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre's "WATERSHIP DOWN". http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/watership-down

Audience reactions to Medea at Watford Palace Theatre

Audience members share their thoughts after watching Medea at Watford Palace Theatre. Mike Bartlett's modern adaptation is a shockingly contemporary take on Euripides' chilling tragedy. A co-production by Watford Palace Theatre, Headlong and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/medea

Audience reactions to Lost in Yonkers

On the opening night of Lost in Yonkers at Watford Palace Theatre, audience members tell us what they thought. Neil Simon's bittersweet Pulitzer prize-winning play, set in 1940s New York, tells the story of teenage brothers Jay and Arty whose lives are turned upside down when they are sent to stay with their steely Grandmother Kurnitz . http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/lost-in-yonkers

Derek Bond on Lost in Yonkers at Watford Palace Theatre

Director Derek Bond discusses his upcoming play at Watford Palace Theatre, Lost in Yonkers. Neil Simon's bittersweet Pulitzer prize-winning play, set in 1940s New York, tells the story of teenage brothers Jay and Arty whose lives are turned upside down when they are sent to stay with their steely Grandmother Kurnitz . http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/lost-in-yonkers

Watford Palace Theatre Autumn 2012 Season

Watford Palace Theatre is delighted to announce this season's Multibuy offer: GET TICKETS TO FOUR BRILLIANT PLAYS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE! Lost in Yonkers: Neil Simon's bittersweet, Pulitzer prize winning play set in 1940s New York. 13 - 6 October Medea: Euripides' classic tragedy re-imagined by acclaimed playwright Mike Bartlett (Love, Love, Love). 16 - 27 October Our Country's Good: Timberlake Wertenbaker's breathtaking play about the redemptive power of art in the first convict colony. 6 - 10 November Duet for One: Multi-award winning play about a violinist's journey of self-discovery. 20 - 24 November http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk/page/multibuy-plays-2?

Arts Council England is not responsible for the social media content on this organisation's page

Contact details

20
Clarendon Road
Watford
WD17 1JZ

51.656521, -0.39548

  • 51.656521 -0.39548

View all National portfolio organisation and Major partner museums on our interactive map

Seen something out of date?
Tell us enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk