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As part of the spirit of #WatfordTogether, the Pump House is proud, with amazing help from its brilliant community of volunteers, to find a way to reopen and continue the Watford Fringe for all to enjoy art again. Four years ago, this quirky community theatre had a seed of an idea, “Lets do a Watford Fringe!”. 

Four years ago, the Pump House as the quirky local theatre and hub for emerging talent thought, “Lets do a Watford Fringe!”.  Four years later it is going from strength to strength, and this year there will be over 50 acts in The Pump House Theatre and Watford Museum.  With Covid19 all safety measures are in place to make sure this festival is as safe as possible including fogging and UV light zapping!  We have learned so much and safety will come first for this Festival and have extended the festival to four days to help. There will be small audiences with social distancing heavily considered but the exciting part is we will also be streaming most of the performances …!  Therefore, if you are at home and still want to join in you can!

With Watford Borough Council and other partners supporting the publicity we are ready and now just need, you, the public to come along.

No Fringe however would be complete without an amazing line up. There are several award winning 5 star plays that could not perform this year at other Fringes such as Edinburgh/Camden; Musical Plays; Comedians; Jazz; Folk; Indie Music; Rock Music; Musical Theatre; Belly Dancing; Workshops; An Orchestra; Poetry; Musicians; Children’s acts; magicians; Art; Khatak Dancing; Choirs; DJ’s  and much, much more.  There may also be food, drink (depending on the current rules and availability) and of course a warm welcome.

As well as the fabulous acts and venues this wonderful vibrant Festival, is run 90% by dedicated volunteers, which makes this Watford Fringe Festival so special. 

For ALL Fringe events, to find out more and to book your tickets please head over to

If you would like to volunteer or get involved with the Fringe Festival 2020 please contact Sharon Gaffney on 01923 241362 or email The Theatre is located at Local Board Road off the Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2JP and we look forward to seeing you soon.