2019 Watford Fringe line up launched

With over 50 high quality events covering a wide range of genres, the Watford Fringe (12-13 October) has something exciting for every taste.

This year there is an amazing line up across 12 performance spaces around Watford, and includes music, drama, comedy, poetry, dance, musicals, magic, workshops and more.

The line up includes Edinburgh Fringe shows that have 5* reviews, award winning comedy, the best of the Watford music scene and much more. Check out our listings for more information and to book tickets.

Perform at Watford Fringe

Applications for the Watford Fringe are now open! 
We would love to see applications from a wide variety of acts. We know there are some amazing performers out there! 
The Fringe takes place from 12-13th October in venues across Watford. Help us by sharing this amazing event with people who can sing, dance,act or any other kind of performance – anything goes at The Watford Fringe! 
To apply to perform contact Sharon at sharon.gaffney@pumphouse.info or 01923 241362

2017 success

The inaugural Watford Fringe 2017 was a great success.  This initial half day festival had a buzzing atmosphere and included:

·        112 performers
·        26 acts
·        36 volunteers
·        Over 425 audience members
·        Across 2 venues and  4 spaces

We will be back in 2018 so watch this space for more details…

First Watford Fringe a big success

Thank you to all the performers, volunteers and audiences that made the first Watford Fringe a huge success.  With 4 venues, 23 performances and hundreds of people coming through the door, it was a truly buzzing event.  Watch this space for future plans for this festival…

Food and parking

Professional Jamaican BBQ food stand will be onsite all day for the fringe, selling both standard (burgers, etc) BBQ and Jamaican dishes .


There is very limited parking onsite at the Pump House and Watford Museum.  There is free parking in the Century Park retail park next door for up to 4 hours (note, there are fines for exceeding 4 hours).


Exciting programme of events

The initial exciting programme of events has been released and it provides something for everyone.  Check out the events page for more information.  These are just the initial list, move events will be added very soon.

Watford Fringe – a new festival

A new festival for emerging and hidden talent in Watford and the surrounding area

Watford and the surrounding area is a thriving hub of artistic activity and has produced stars from Elton John through to The Staves. This new festival aims to showcase the best emerging talent and artistic activities from the fringes of Watford.

Using the intimate spaces of the Pump House and Watford Museum both on the Fringe of Watford in the Lower High Street area you will be able to see music, comedy, musical theatre, dance, and much more. Something for all ages and tastes.

With the support of the Council we have been able to keep ticket prices down, and if fact there will be some free events. Check out the website for a list of events that is constantly being updated, ticket, directions and other information.