Community Celebrations

Watford Palace Theatre is dedicated to working with local communities of all backgrounds to produce celebration events for everyone. We currently produce 4 Community Celebration events.

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

Now in its 9th year, in collaboration with the community volunteer steering group the theatre has hosted a range of performances from professional and community artists in celebration of Vaisakhi.

Previous acts include; Chakardar Tabla Ensemble, The Dub Simran experience live, Acapella Jatha, Ajit Akhara Gatka, Apna Virsa Dancers and speakers from Khalsa Aid.

Diwali at the Palace

Diwali at the Palace has enjoyed 8 years of success, celebrating the Hindu festival of lights by showcasing both classical and contemporary Indian arts and culture.

In collaboration with the community volunteer steering group, we have hosted performances from many high quality artists including BBC Young Dancer Vidya Patel, Chakardar Tabla Ensemble, 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 of years past.

Chinese Culture Show

Watford Palace Theatre is working in partnership with Watford Chinese Centre for the Older People and Watford Chinese Association for the third consecutive year. Programming is currently underway for our 2018 show. 

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.

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.

Celebrate Eid

Watford Palace previously collaborated with a community volunteer steering group for Celebrate Eid until 2017. The theatre 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).