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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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

£29 / 0845 075 3993

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£29 / 0845 075 3993

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£29 / 0845 075 3993


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

  • 4 stars

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 …

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£18 / 0845 075 3993

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£18 / 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

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

The Waterboys

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

The Waterboys

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

Yugpurush: Mahatma na Mahatma

Historical play about Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandraji. Ages 5+.

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£15–£40 / 0845 075 3993

Sun 21 Jan 2018

£15–£40 / 0845 075 3993

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