In the heart of Watford, the Colosseum is a venue that seats almost 1400 people. It was built in 1938 by Charles Cowles-Voysey and acoustician Hope Bagenal, who also worked on the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London. As such, the venue is renowned for its acoustics and has been used for the recordings of film soundtracks including Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars.
The stage at the Colosseum has held the likes of Elton John, Genesis, Marc Bolan and, more recently, Oasis, One Direction and Jools Holland.
Parking is available at a number of locations not far from the venue: The Gade multistory car park (Rosslyn Road) and The Avenue car park (Hempstead Road) are both open 24 hours a day. The train station is only 15 minutes by foot and serves trains from London Euston. Bus numbers W30, 500, 550 and 724 run close by.
Events at this venue
There are 15 events at this location
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BBC Concert Orchestra
- Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
The BBC Concert Orchestra is the smallest of the BBC's five radio orchestras and has a wide-ranging repertoire, playing light classical and popular music but also music by contemporary composers.
Thu 11 Jan 2018
Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993
Britten and Holst meet the American Songbook. The BBC Concert Orchestra performs an afternoon of music chosen by its Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth presented by BBC Radio 3’s Ian Skelly and joined by the powerful voice of Susan Bullock.
Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.
Thu 15 Mar 2018
Fri 16 Mar 2018
Sat 17 Mar 2018
An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.
Thu 13 Sep 2018
£29.70 / 0845 075 3993
I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett
The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.
Thu 8 Nov 2018
£23.50 / 0845 075 3993
Jason Manford: Muddle Class
The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.
Thu 22 Mar 2018
£29 / 0845 075 3993
Thu 17 May 2018
£29 / 0845 075 3993
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
Witty jokes and pop culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.
Fri 9 Mar 2018
£19.50 / 0845 075 3993
Lower Than Atlantis
Post-hardcore and alt rock from the Watford quartet.
Fri 13 Apr 2018
£19.65 / 0845 075 3993
Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.
Fri 2 Mar 2018
£24.08 / 0845 075 3993
Peppa Pig's Surprise
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …
Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.
Sat 19 May 2018
£30.55–£50.70 / 0845 075 3993
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …
Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.
Sat 10 Mar 2018
£30–£32.50 / 0845 075 3993
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.
Wed 30 May 2018
£30.50 / 0845 075 3993
Scottish folk-rock outfit led by Mike Scott, the only original and constant band member, supporting their forthcoming studio album due to be released this year.
Mon 30 Apr 2018
£35–£39.50 / 0845 075 3993
Indie-pop and folk with Celtic overtones by Mike Scott and his band of raggle taggle musicians.
Mon 30 Apr 2018
£38.50–£43.45 / 0845 075 3993