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.
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The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
Thu 24 Aug
Sat 26 Aug
Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott
Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary.
Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
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.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
Live On Mars - a Tribute To David Bowie
An evening celebrating the life of David Bowie and the glam era.
The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour
The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on his first ever live theatre tour in the UK. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.
Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire.