About - Watford Palace Theatre

Watford Palace Theatre is an Edwardian Grade II listed building which opened in 1908 on Clarendon Road, Watford. The 600-seat theatre, has its own rehearsal room, wardrobe, cafe and bar.


The theatre was originally built for the Watford Hippodrome Co., Ltd.


The theatre received an £8.8million Lottery funded refurbishment, which included two bars, a daytime café, air cooling and new seating in September 2004.


Watford Palace Theatre commissions and produces plays from a range of new and established writers.


Brigid Larmour is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre.


Upcoming Film and Theatre plays

Ruby Wax, the Monk and the Neuroscientist: How To Be Human

We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we'll still have our minds. Hopefully we'll use them for things like compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’ like a hamster on a wheel. If we can do that, we’re on the yellow brick road to happiness.


With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.



Ruby Wax, the Monk and the Neuroscientist: How To Be Human
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Thursday 20 Dec 2018


The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family.


Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll.



The Nutcracker

IMAGINE - Street Art Performances

Members of the Public saw many shows performed in Watford Town High Street over the summer weeks.

Watford Palace Theatre
20 Clarendon Road
WD17 1JZ

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