A theatre in the town centre has announced it will be reopening for Christmas.

Watford Palace Theatre has said it will be holding a season of festive films and solo shows called 'Christmas at the Palace' in December.

Artistic director Brigid Larmour has said the ticket prices will be reduced to "help make Christmas a little easier".

Tickets will be be available within the coming weeks.

But she explained the theatre will not be showing its pantomime production of Dick Whittington and His Cat this coming Christmas.

But instead the show will be postponed and performed next year.

The theatre has also been working with Watford Borough Council to make sure the building is in line with Government guidelines.

Customers will be able to book their own bubble and will be at a distance from others during their visit.

Elected Mayor 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."

The theatre said it will be contacting customers from Monday (September 28) who have bought tickets for the panto. 

The theatre said it will either exchange tickets or issue refunds. The film and show programme will be announced over the next coming days.

For more information and to purchase tickets once it is available, visit www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk