Watford Palace Theatre entertains and brings joy, empowerment, and inspiration to all. From its roots as a Music Hall, built in 1908, and an early pioneer of Theatre in Education, Watford Palace Theatre is an arts charity that celebrates its rich heritage, and boldly steps towards the future embracing a new vision of theatre – indoors, outdoors, and online.

Without your kind and generous donations, recent acclaimed Watford Palace Theatre productions could not have been produced. Such productions include a pioneering retelling of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice 1936, set during the Battle of Cable Street, and starring Tracy-Ann Oberman in the lead role of Shylock; brand-new musical The Lost Spells, based on the bestselling book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris; and a new adaptation of Little Women by Anne-Marie Casey.

With your support, Watford Palace Theatre is proud to celebrate inventive and inclusive creativity for all generations, exhibited with Abi’s House Party by the Palace Young Company, the Enrich Festival in association with Herts Inclusive Theatre which gives visibility to artists with learning disabilities, and a sharing of the Moving Museum of Motherhood by Moving Stories Ltd., which came to be staged via WPT’s freelance callout. Watford Palace Theatre partners with Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the University of Hertfordshire, and CathARTic Art, to produce the Hertfordshire Film Festival, showcasing the best young filmmaking talent across the region.

We are grateful to everyone who has, and is able to contribute towards keeping Watford Palace Theatre an integral part of the local community, and we hope to be serving you for many more years to come!

Production photo from the all female production of Much Ado About Nothing. The photo is taken straight on and shows the stage with a false, half destroyed brick wall in the background with a festoon of white lights hanging from the ceiling. On the stage there are 2 couples dancing, a violinist playing and a character in the background wearing a tuxedo and a gold mask.