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 15 events at this location

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Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding, but can a pig make it in a dog's world? Adapted from the novel by Olivier Award winner David Wood.

Thu 24 Aug

£19.50 / 0845 075 3993

Fri 25 Aug

£19.50 / 0845 075 3993

Sat 26 Aug

£19.50 / 0845 075 3993

Sun 27 Aug

£19.50 / 0845 075 3993

Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave

Big Fish Little Fish brings together globally renowned DJs, fun craft and play activities for children, and a multi-sensory dancefloor experience with bubble machines and giant balloons.

Sun 24 Sep

£10.80 (Children £7.64) / 0845 075 3993

Pirate theme with DJ Chad Jackson.

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

£29 / 0845 075 3993

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£29 / 0845 075 3993

Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott

Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary.

Sun 10 Sep

£37 / 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

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.

Sat 28 Oct

£28.50 / 0845 075 3993

Tue 28 Nov

£28.50 / 0845 075 3993

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Wed 8 Nov

£20 / 0845 075 3993

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Wed 29 Nov

£22 / 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. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Thu 2 Nov

£45.65 / 0845 075 3993

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

Madama Butterfly

The Russian State Opera presents one of the most colourful and exotic operas – Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

Thu 7 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Thoughtful contemporary pop from Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, ex-The Beautiful South.

Tue 5 Dec

£31.35 / 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 …

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£18 / 0845 075 3993

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£18 / 0845 075 3993

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Thu 9 Nov

£26.40 / 0845 075 3993

Remembering Fred

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

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

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