Pump House Children & Youth Theatre

What's happening at the Pump House CYT

Our upcoming performances and events
Go to Shrek Jr

Shrek Jr

Tue 2nd to Sat 6th July 7.30pm and 2pm matinee

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Go to 50 Years of the Pump House CYT

50 Years of the Pump House CYT

Sat 13th July 2024 between 2pm to 11pm

Calling all past and present people connected with the Pump House Children and Youth Theatre – Join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary.

Go to Rainforest WAKEUP

Rainforest WAKEUP

The Pump House Youth Theatre has created a new series of 10 minute documentaries to raise awareness why rainforest protection is paramount for, not just those communities living and looking after the rainforests, but for us all.


Pump House Children & Youth Theatre
Established in 1974, we are an open access, volunteer run drama group

Pump House CYT is a volunteer run, open access Youth drama group that has been going for nearly 50 years. Our aim is to provide young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to perform on stage. We strive to achieve the highest standards possible while keeping an enjoyable, learning environment.

We do several productions a year including everything from mimes & improvisation through to large scale musicals. We have three sections – Children (8-12 years), Youth section (12-15 years) and Young Adult section (15-25 years) that each meet once week (and more often for some production rehearsals). We regularly take part in local drama festivals, the National Theatre Connection festival and occasional we take productions to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

We do not offer any exams or formal training but our members gain confidence and presentation skills that they take onto their future lives. However some of our past members have gone on to professional careers in acting, music and other media.

For more information or to put your child on our waiting list please contact us.

Our past shows


Pump House Children & Youth Theatre (CYT) is a voluntary run drama group for young people based at the Pump House in Watford. We have three sections – Children (age 8-12), Youth (age 12-15) and Young Adults (age 15-25). The Children and Youth sections typically meet Saturday mornings in term time and the Young Adults on Wednesday evenings (and some Sunday evenings). For some productions there can be additional rehearsal times in preparation for performances. Our current fees are £100 per term. We typically put on a number of musicals and plays each year and take part in drama festivals. We currently have some spaces to start in September 2023. To add your child to our waiting list please include the child's name, date of birth, your contact address, phone number and email address in your message. Please note all data submitted at your consent and subject to our privacy policy
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