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The Watford Fringe started in 2017 from an idea by Lee Farman and the desire to give an easily accessible platform for the talent of Watford to perform. This festival shows off Watford’s vibrant venues and culture giving local audiences a wide range of quality art to enjoy.

The Pump House Theatre and Arts Trust currently run the festival, which is mostly staffed by volunteers. The dedicated team with Sharon Gaffney as the driving force, has worked hard to setup and run this buzzing festival which this year has had to work through the truly unique challenges.

The growth of this festival has been supported by our brilliant partners, which we are very thankful to, including:


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