Hiring the Auditorium

Watford Palace's beautiful Edwardian auditorium, re-furbished in 2004, can be hired subject to availability, for one off events or for whole weeks.

If you have specific dates in mind please be aware that we plan our programme well in advance. Availability often increases in the summer months.

The 600 seat auditorium is also a very popular location for filming, and we can often accommodate daytime requests.

For both week long and one off hires, our services include a fully staffed Box Office, Front of House operation and technical support. We can discuss any specific needs you may have and we will tailor the hire fee accordingly.

For more information on hiring the Theatre, please email enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Green Room Bar

Our Green Room Bar is the perfect location for a private party, society event, or small-scale meeting.

An intimate space that can seat up to fifty people in a lecture theatre style, or hold up to a hundred standing.

The bar also accommodates a small stage (which can be removed if needed) with lighting and sound equipment - perfect for a small band or as a platform for speeches.

We can offer a fully staffed bar and technical support, and our Cafe & Bars team can also provide in-house catering if you should need it.

For more information on hiring the Green Room Bar, please call email enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Green Room Bar Technical Specifications (pdf, 28kb)

Hospitality Room

Our Hospitality Room is the perfect location for a small private function and can be used as a meeting room.

With seating and a small mini-bar, it is the ideal place to entertain fifteen to twenty people for a social function.

The room can also be set up with tables and chairs if you would like to host a meeting for up to ten people.

For more information on hiring the Hospitality Room, please or email enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Rehearsal Studio

Our Rehearsal Studio is the perfect location for workshops, classes, and large meetings. (Not to mention rehearsals!)

It underwent a renovation in 2012 and is now kitted out with a sprung-floor and wall mirrors, comfortable seating area, a 'creative area' with fold-away tables and chairs, and a small kitchen. With sound proofing, black-out blinds, storage facilities and curtains which can be used to segregate the room, it can cater to a large variety of needs.

If you have specific dates in mind, please keep in mind that we hold workshops and rehearsals for our own shows throughout the year, so the space can get booked up quite quickly.

For more information on hiring the Rehearsal Studio, please email enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk


Production Workshop

The Theatre operates its own scenic workshop in Watford, building sets for both the Palace and a number of external clients. Sets for Watford Palace productions are usually constructed using timber and metal (steel and aluminium).

To discuss working with Watford Palace's workshop, call our Head of Production Jess Harwood on 01923 257466.

The Palace Theatre workshop is located at:

18 Watford Field Road
WD18 0BH

Visitors and sales representatives are invited to visit the workshop by appointment only.

Stage Equipment

The Theatre has a stock of theatre hardware (steel deck, tab-tracks, cloths etc) which, if available, can be hired.

For more information or to request a piece of equipment please, email enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Box Office Services

Our Box Office can provide you with a full-scale ticketing service if you're staging a show at the Palace, or even at a different location.

Depending on your requirements and budget, we can provide you with profile on our website - integrated with our online booking system, phone sales and in person sales at our Box Office, the provision of printed tickets, and a variety of other bespoke services depending on your needs.

For more information please contact our Sales & Events Manager Julia Yelland by emailing sales@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Theatre Digs

Join our Digs List!

We are always looking to add to our Digs List here at Watford Palace Theatre.

If you have a spare room(s) and could provide a member of one of our companies a warm, comfortable place while they’re away from home, you could benefit from a few extra pounds in your pocket! Please contact maddie@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk for more details.

Theatre Tours

Backstage theatre tours

Take a peek backstage to find out what happens behind the scenes. Most tours last 45mins-1 hour and can be adapted to suit your group’s interests.

Tours cost £30+VAT for a group of up to 15 people or £60+VAT for larger groups of up to 30. To book please email admin@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Access and Inclusion

After our refurbishment the building is now fully accessible. We are able to adapt the tour content and delivery style to insure tour participants with access needs can have the best experience possible. If you are looking to book a tour for anyone with a physical disability, learning disability or is a mental health service user and you have any queries, or wish to check out the building facilities beforehand, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can arrange an informal chat.