In 2011 Watford Palace welcomes Rifco Arts as resident in the Theatre's building, with the Rifco Arts staff working full-time from Watford when not touring.
Rifco Arts develop and create vibrant, accessible and high quality theatre to encourage and engage new and diverse audiences. Their work reflects and celebrates the contemporary British Asian experience, with a focus on artistic excellence, new writing and ambitious programming.
Rifco Arts has been pushing the boundaries and introducing a new kind of audience to the world of theatre both nationally and internationally for the past 12 years, with theatre which reflects and celebrates the contemporary multicultural world we live in; enticing, educating and engaging new audiences. Rifco Arts want to bring together a modern diverse community to celebrate the contemporary British Asian experience and cultural fusions in our society. Rifco Arts believe strongly in Artist Development; working with new writers, nurturing young artists and creating new and exciting work; involving the community every step of the way.
Britain's Got Bhangra
In 2010, Watford Palace Theatre presented a hugely successful run of Rifco Arts production, Britain’s Got Bhangra, which we were delighted to revive at the Palace in autumn 2011.
Rifco Arts: A Celebration
To celebrate Rifco Arts' move to Watford, we held two very special nights in May 2011. There were highlights from favourite Rifco Arts hit shows, including Britain’s Got Bhangra, The Deranged Marriage and There’s Something About Simmy, and a sneak preview of the next show.
In October 2011 we were delighted to work on a groundbreaking project with Rifco. MummyJi Presents showcased the best of British Asian talent. It was commissioned by the BBC's The Space and involved filming three episodes for the online channel, followed by a live performance on the Palace stage which was live streamed by The Space over the internet.
On their previous productions: