Watford Colosseum

Watford Colosseum
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3JN
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Watford Colosseum

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 22 events at this location

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Ben Elton

The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.

Sat 16 Nov

£31 / 0845 075 3993

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Sun 10 Nov

£26.50 / 0845 075 3993

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave - Watford

Award-winning, pioneering Big Fish Little Fish family rave return triumphantly to the Watford Colosseum with a 'Vikings & Dragons' themedevent on 22 September 2019. DJ Aston Harvey (Freestylers) will be playing acid house, techno, and drum 'n' bass throughout the afternoon. We will also have crafts, confetti, bubbles…

Sun 22 Sep

£0–£11 / 0845 075 3993

Big Fish Little Fish Watford 'Vikings & Dragons' Family Rave DJ Aston Harvey (Freestylers)

Come join raving Valhalla! Award-winning, pioneering Big Fish Little Fish family rave return triumphantly to the Watford Colosseum with a 'Vikings & Dragons' themed   event on 22 September 2019. DJ Aston Harvey (Freestylers) will be playing acid house, techno, and drum 'n' bass throughout the afternoon. We will…

Sun 22 Sep

£11.86 (Children £8.69) / 0845 075 3993

The Boys Are Back! With 5ive, A1, Damage and 911

Showcase of pop classics from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911.

Wed 4 Mar 2020

£26.25–£37.25 / 0845 075 3993

The Darkness

The classic rock revivalists return from the wilderness.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

With Rews.

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Sat 2 May 2020

£31.74 / 0845 075 3993

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest…

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£26.50 / 0845 075 3993

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Sun 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Wed 20 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock

Comedy and music hosted by the legendary comedian. Featuring Bev Bevan (The Move / ELO), Geoff Turton and more.

Thu 26 Sep

£25–£33 / 0845 075 3993

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Sun 1 Dec

£31 / 0845 075 3993

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£31 / 0845 075 3993

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Fri 8 Nov

£47.70 / 0845 075 3993

Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

Sat 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Wed 27 Nov

£26.25 / 0845 075 3993

Milton Jones

English comedian as seen on Mock the Week and heard on BBC Radio 4.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£29 / 0845 075 3993


Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Wed 13 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

One Night In Dublin

Songs by the Pogues, the Dubliners, the Fureys, the Saw Doctors and others, performed by the Wild Murphys.

Wed 24 Jul

£25.70 / 0845 075 3993

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

80s synth-popsters OMD celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Wed 13 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Fri 9 Aug

£39.45 / 0845 075 3993

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Sat 7 Dec

£41.75 / 0845 075 3993

Fri 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Fri 22 Nov

£23 / 0845 075 3993

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