Community celebrations

Watford Palace Theatre is dedicated to working with local communities to produce celebration events for everyone. The events are all produced in collaboration with community volunteer steering groups, giving the Watford community a chance to decide what happens on stage at their local theatre.

Celebrate Black History Month

Working in close connection with Watford African and Caribbean Association, the Black History Month Celebration at Watford Palace Theatre annually presents a vibrant range of stage performances from community and professional artists reflecting the richness of Black history and culture. Previous performers include; Rudi Lickwood (comedian), Alexander D Great (Calypso King), Allan Wilmot (Veteran and entertainer), Gabz (singer-songwriter and musician, BGT finalist), Malika Booker (poet/spoken word artist), Melissa James (jazz singer), Gospel Arts Manna (local Gospel Choir), Kulture Afrik (African storytelling company), COGIC Youth, WACA Supplementary School to name a few…

For more info, or to get involved please contact participation@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk.

Chinese Culture Show

Watford Palace Theatre is working in partnership with Watford Chinese Centre for the Older People and Watford Chinese Association for the second consecutive year.  We proudly present a range of very special performances directed by Sinman Yue. Previous performances have included a lion dance, a traditional Changing Face act originating from Chinese Sichuan Opera, magic demonstration, contemporary and traditional dance performances and a range of other performances from professional and community artists.

Diwali at the Palace

Diwali at the Palace has enjoyed 5 years of success, celebrating the Hindu festival of lights by showcasing classical Indian arts and culture. In collaboration with the community volunteer steering group, we have hosted performances from many high quality artists including the Bhaktivendanta Manor Players, The Bhavan Centre and Subrang Arts. The steering group has also worked in collaboration with Watford Borough Council to shape and promote the large scale outdoor Diwali on the Parade events.

Celebrate Eid

Now in it’s 6th year, in collaboration with the community volunteer steering group the theatre has hosted a range of performances from professional and community artists. Including; Haji Amir Khan and the Khan Brothers (Qawwali group), Pearls of Islam (female acoustic duo), Ali Abbas (Sufi inspired vocalist), Dreadlockalien (spoken word artist), SHAAM and Labbayk (Nasheed groups). 

Celebrate Vaisakhi

Now in its 6th year, in collaboration with the community volunteer steering group the theatre has hosted a range of performances from professional and community artists. Including; The Dub Simran experience live, Acapella Jatha, Ajit Akhara Gatka, Apna Virsa Dancers and speakers from Khalsa Aid.