Sunday 16th September 10.30am - 5.30pm
Come and see behind the scenes at our beautiful historic theatre. 'It is a jewel' The Independent Our friendly team will welcome you and your family to share the history of the Palace, with lots of special activities throughout the day. There will be a wartime theme to the day, linked to our production of Much Ado About Nothing, which is set in our theatre in the 1940s. Come and try on a Second World War flying jacket and helmet from our local de Havilland Airfield Museum, or have a go at some code-breaking.
If you have wartime family photos you’d be prepared to share in our Digital Gallery, bring them along for us to scan, or email them to email@example.com. Celebrated local author Katharine McMahon will read an extract from her new novel The Hour of Separation, partly set in Watford during the Second World War. Historian of Black Britain Stephen Bourne will read from his new book War to Windrush, celebrating the wartime contribution of Black women.