British Asian Festival 2018

British Asian Festival 2018

Fri 4 May - Sun 6 May 2018

Watford Palace Theatre

Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre bring you three days of British Asian arts and culture. 


Fri 4 May


Play: Southall Park 

A rehearsed performance of new play about two brothers in Southall by Rifco Associate Amarjit Bassan.


Comedy: Pinky & Preetho's Comedy Night

The fabulous Masala Queens - Pinky and Preetho host a night of stand-up comedy with a brilliant line-up of British Asian comedians.


Sat 5 May

11am & 1.30pm

Children's: Bhangra Tots

Fun dance sessions for children aged 2 - 6 with Aashiyana Arts.


Family: Crafts with The Make Escape

Get creative with The Make Escape and their Bollywood inspired craft workshop.


Spoken Word: with Apples and Snakes

An evening full of creativity with acclaimed and emerging British Asian poets. 

4.30pm & 8pm

Play: Pyar Actually

After its sold-out run last year, Sukh Ojla’s hit comedy drama about love and missed opportunities returns to Watford.


Sun 6 May


Literary: Short Stories with The Asian Writer

Short story readings from past finalists of The Asian Writer prize.

12pm & 1.15pm

Food: Afternoon Tea with Desi Tea

A unique afternoon tea experience with a delicious spread from Desi Tea.


Film: English Vinglish

A screening of the film English Vinglish in honour of Bollywood actress Sridevi. 


Every Day

Exhibition: MrASingh

Exhibition: Dotty Art



South Asian food from Gupta’s Bombay Street Food and light snacks and drinks will be available to purchase at the Watford Palace Theatre Café/Bar.


Multi-event ticket discounts

Discounts are available for Pinky & Preetho’s Comedy Night, Pyar Actually and English Vinglish. Book 2 events and receive £2 off total, Book 3 events receive £3 off total.

Discount applied to total at checkout. Limited to 4 tickets per event, per customer.



Watford Palace Theatre

Box Office:01923 225671

Fri 4th May - Sun 6th May



Curated by:

Pravesh Kumar