What's on in Watford this weekend, 14th and 15th December, 2019

A Night at the Movies

Watford’s newest symphony orchestra is performing its debut concert. Audentior Symphony Orchestra will be performing a programme of well-loved film scores, including music from Jurassic Park, Star Wars, ET and many more.

Grand Hall, London Road, Bushey, Sunday, December 15, 7.30pm. Details: 07508 407892 tickettailor.com

Noël - Christmas Concert

Come along for mulled wine and a selection of delightful Christmas songs right in the heart of Radlett. Festive beverages will be available from 6.45pm, with the concert starting at 7.30pm and featuring a performance of Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël.

Christ Church, Watling Street, Radlett, Saturday, December 14, 6.45pm. Details: 01727857795

One Man, Two Guvnors

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, December 15, 7pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Sleeping Beauty

It’s the eve of Princess Aurora’s 18th birthday party and her father, King Lenny the VIII of Watford, is worried sick about the Bad Fairy’s curse. Just one prick of her finger on a spinning wheel, and Aurora’s dream of escaping the palace to travel the world will remain just that - a dream. A guitar-playing Prince is the only hope to wake Aurora from her long, long sleep. Join Good Fairy Fender and Dame Nanny Fanny on this unforgettable, time-travelling magical adventure.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, until Tuesday, December 31, various times. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real. With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents? A truly unforgettable experience which includes bubbles and the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, this interactive show is a must-see over the festive season. As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, until Tuesday, December 24, various times. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Peter Pan

EastEnders favourite, Todd Carty is ready to set sail to Watersmeet this Christmas and New Year as the villainous Captain Hook, leading the cast of Peter Pan, the venue’s swashbuckling pantomime for this year. Expect live music, colourful sets, amazing costumes, spectacular special effects and plenty of comedy, fun and laughter.

Watersmeet Theatre, High Street, Rickmansworth, until Sunday, January 5, various times. Details: 01923 711063 watersmeet.co.uk


A sparkling traditional pantomime based on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale, with fabulous live music, hilarious comedy, dazzling costumes and loads of audience participation. Join in the fun, songs and laughter and follow Cinderella’s magical story with her lovable friend Buttons, her nasty ugly sisters, a handsome prince, a pumpkin, a glass slipper, mice and, of course, a friendly Fairy Godmother.

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, until Friday, January 3, various times. Details: 01923859291 radlettcentre.co.uk

The Nutcracker

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.

Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Sunday, December 15, 3pm. Details: 01923 225671 watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Christmas Pebble Art

Christmas taster to tempt dads, stepfathers, grandads and uncles to learn with children. Come along and have fun learning how to design and create pebble art decorations.

Community Learning Partnership, St Martins Church, Muirfield Road, South Oxhey, Saturday, December 14, 11am. Details: 02084215544 pam.moriarty@communitylearningpartnership.org.uk

Tropicana Nights

It’s time to go back to the 80s as Tropicana Nights returns for another evening of classic hits and killer dance moves. There will be plenty of Mistletoe and Wine, and lots of Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Saturday, December 14, 8pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk

Rudolph Rave

With DJ, glow sticks, glitter and giant balloons, this family-friendly event brings everyone together for a fun-filled party afternoon, complete with a spectacular laser-light display. Santa and Rudolph will be there and the bar will be open for the big kids.

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Sunday, December 15, 2pm. Details: 01923 571102 watfordcolosseum.co.uk