What is Participation?

The Participation Team at Watford Palace Theatre delivers all of the community and education work of the theatre. We work with young people, teachers, schools, adults, community groups and artists. You'll usually find us delivering workshops, out meeting members of the community, or producing our next big community celebration event. 

Head of Participation

Hema Teji

Resident Director (Participation)

James Williams

Participation and Engagement Producer

Roisin Walsh

Participation Assistant (on placement from the University of Loughborough)

Gemma Wilkie 

Our history

Watford Palace Theatre was one of the first theatres to develop Theatre in Education productions that toured to schools in the local area and was one of the frontrunners in developing an education offer alongside its work on the stage. In recent years Participation at WPT has grown beyond just work with schools and now delivers a far reaching range of activities that includes Hertfordshire County Youth Theatre, Palace Youth Theatre, and the Satellite Youth Theatres, Community Celebrations, Community Choir and Theatre Tours.

In addition to this regular delivery, the Participation team regularly works on bespoke participatory projects with artists and arts organisations, for work on the stage and Imagine Watford.

Support us

Much of our work is generously supported by funders and donations. If you would like to find out how you can support our work please click here.

Contact us
participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
01923 810307

Participation
Watford Palace Theatre
20 Clarendon Road
Watford
Hertfordshire WD17 1JZ