tiata delights is back and taking over Watford Palace Theatre again with an inclusive festival, bringing artists and audiences together for a jam-packed day of events.

Join us for a day of hands-on artist development sessions and relaxed networking opportunities, led by industry insiders and some of the brightest stars in the business. You’ll get to develop new skills and see new work in a warm and inviting environment, as we celebrate well into the evening. Whether you’re an artist developing your career, or you just want to have fun and get a taste of tomorrow’s talents (and some delicious diaspora culinary delights) this is the date for your diary.

tiata artists day pass: artists, writers, directors, actors and the creatively curious, buy a tiata artist day pass to access all areas. Navigate your own journey through the day. More details soon.

audiences are invited to join us with the tiata delights: after dark pass

tiata delights is known for showcasing and developing exciting new talent and celebrating established artists, including the now award-winning playwright Bola Agbaje (writer of Gone Too Far!) Adetomiwa Edun (from BBC’s Merlin), Christopher Colquhoun (BBC’s Casualty and The Lion King), Cush Jumbo (BBC’s Lip Service) and Martina Laird (BBC’s Casualty). Here’s your chance to sample the best of the future in the present. 

tiata artists day pass (11am-6pm): £15 / book over the phone: 01923 225671

tiata delights: after dark (6pm): £10 / book over the phone: 01923 225671

do it all: £20 / book over the phone: 01923 225671






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Cast & Creative


Daniel Bailey

Resident Director / Birmingham Rep

“It was a day to rejoice for all theatre makers and future theatre makers... knowing a good company is supporting a sense of community within the arts. From sharing a couch with you (Natalie) and speaking with Gbolahan, to letting Danny know he was an inspiration of mine at 16 years old.”

Jenny Batt

Participation Projects Manager / Watford Palace Theatre

“The range and quality of artists delivering day sessions was outstanding. The peer networking opportunities and access to established artists for practical guidance and development on offer at this day was hugely helpful and is a rare opportunity here.”

Danny Sapani

Actor / (National Theatre, Ch4)

“Still buzzing from Saturday evening. I can't thank you enough for giving me the chance to speak and share.”

Aslam Percival Husain


“Spending the day surrounded by BAME artists, the festival felt and looked like the future of UK theatre. Incredible talks from the legends that are Danny Sapani and Bonnie Greer instilled in me a hope for the future of a diverse theatre. The workshops galvanised me to re-start my own work and to be more than just an actor, but a theatre maker.”


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