Heritage Open Day

Sunday 16th September 10.30am - 5.30pm

Come and see behind the scenes at our beautiful historic theatre. 'It is a jewel' The Independent Our friendly team will welcome you and your family to share the history of the Palace, with lots of special activities throughout the day. There will be a wartime theme to the day, linked to our production of Much Ado About Nothing, which is set in our theatre in the 1940s. Come and try on a Second World War flying jacket and helmet from our local de Havilland Airfield Museum, or have a go at some code-breaking.

If you have wartime family photos you’d be prepared to share in our Digital Gallery, bring them along for us to scan, or email them to marketing@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk. Celebrated local author Katharine McMahon will read an extract from her new novel The Hour of Separation, partly set in Watford during the Second World War. Historian of Black Britain Stephen Bourne will read from his new book War to Windrush, celebrating the wartime contribution of Black women. 





Box Office 01923 225671

Tickets are free

If you would like to come to the readings, these events have been ticketed due to limited capacity. All tickets are free, just click the booking links in the description above to reserve your space.

There will also be free backstage tours as part of the day which will be bookable, more information to follow.