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The Palace is re-opening for Christmas!

Watford Palace Theatre’s team have been working hard to find a way to welcome you back to our beautiful theatre to celebrate the festive season with us.

Like theatres up and down the country, we will not be able to produce a pantomime this year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. So, we will be saving our scrumptious production of DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT for you until 2021.

This December, we invite you to join us for Christmas at the Palace, a one-off season of festive films and shows for all the family, with reduced ticket prices to help make Christmas a little easier.

Artistic Director Brigid Larmour said: “We are thrilled to announce the return of Palace favourite Dame Terence Frisch in Dame Terry’s Very Merry Christmas, a specially-created show for all the family. It’s the heart of a season of festive goodies for everyone to enjoy at the Palace, this very unusual Christmas.”

The safety of our audiences and our staff is our priority, and we have been working carefully to make our building Covid-secure. All our plans involve social distancing and up to date compliance with latest government and industry guidance. Customers will be able to book in their own bubble, safe in the knowledge that they will be socially distanced from other patrons during their visit.

We continue to work closely with our colleagues at Watford Borough Council and other partners in the town to make Watford a safe and inviting town for all to enjoy.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “We know this is going to be a Christmas with a difference but we are still planning to make it special in Watford. Whilst many of our usual celebrations won’t be happening this year in order to keep us safe, we are still planning a range of family-friendly, fun attractions to get us in the festive spirit. We are delighted that Watford Palace Theatre will be part of the festivities. I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at what they have in store for Watford residents and visitors to the town and audiences are sure to be entertained!”

From Monday 28 September we will begin contacting our wonderful customers who have bought tickets for the pantomime, to exchange tickets or issue refunds. We appreciate their patience and understanding during this time, as we remain a small team, with the majority of our staff still on furlough through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The full Christmas at the Palace programme and information on how to book tickets will be announced in the coming weeks.

If events in Christmas at the Palace have to be cancelled due to the pandemic, all tickets will be fully refunded.