Everyone's welcome at the Palace

We inspire and entertain through inventive, ambitious, and inclusive drama, new plays, musicals, dance, and family shows; free outdoor festivals; diverse stand-up; creative community plays and projects; and a much-loved traditional pantomime.

See yourself on our stage

We reflect our diverse communities, and fully represent women, both onstage and behind the scenes.

We make the future

We celebrate and develop creativity and skill in our community and our young people.

See it here first

We’re proud that our locally produced shows and home-grown talent have won awards, been seen on BBC iPlayer, and toured to theatres all over the UK, and abroad.


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Watford Palace Theatre is a registered charity. We have been at the heart of the Watford community since 1908.

The theatre has given the local community entertainment and inspiration for 113 years; championing  new work on-stage and in the streets of Watford.

“When it was was first built in 1908, the Palace was a modest music-hall, evolving through a period as a lively repertory theatre until today, the Palace is a producing house with a national reputation.”

– Ian Scleater, ‘The Story of the Palace Theatre Watford’

Take a step back in time:

The Music Hall Years 1908-1938

The Repertory Years 1939-1968

Watford Palace Theatre Makes the Future


For over a century Watford Palace has created great theatre, comedy and events. Our guests are at the heart of our work, but what really makes us tick are our people. To our peers we’re a top-class regional curator of innovative performance and community engagement – but we know that the true magic behind the curtain is the heart and vision of our staff. If you want to be part of an organisation that values its employees and freelancers, read on.

We cast actors, and employ technicians and creatives, but we offer a range of roles, including administrators, marketers, and drama facilitators – all playing a part in making our theatre look and feel amazing. We also have training and young talent opportunities, so please take a look below for all our current opportunities.


Stage Technician

Watford Palace Theatre is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join its production team for a fixed term contract : 11 July 2022 – 31 March 2023

Although the Stage Technician will mainly work alongside the Head of Stage and Head of Construction, they will also be expected to assist the rest of the production department (stage management, sound and LX) to support our in-house productions and incoming, received shows.

Applicants must have experience in the use of both hemp and counterweight flying systems.

Salary: £22,000 – £24,000 pro rata, dependant on experience plus overtime in line with our in-house agreement

Click the button below to email your CV and covering letter for this position. The closing date is midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022.

Apply for the Stage Technician position

Training and young talent

Palace Young Company

Are you 16-25? Looking for an opportunity to develop your creative, technical, or performance skills, in a self-driven, collaborative, and inclusive group? Want a rewarding way to get back out in the world and have fun? Then the Palace Young Company is for you!

Find out more about the Palace Young Company


We don’t have any open opportunities right now BUT if you feel like this is a place you would love to work, bookmark this page and keep checking. We’d love to meet you!

The exterior of Watford Palace Theatre at night
Front facade of Watford Palace Theatre in 1908
Photo taken from the stage facing out into the the auditorium. The Palace Youth Theatre are sitting on the stage taking notes form the Director who is facing them from the auditorium during rehearsals for a show.