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.

Sun 1 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Friday Night is Music Night: Screens of the 80s.

Thu 5 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Friday Night is Music Night: Gremlins, Goonies and Ghostbusters – Screens of the 80s. Join film critic Mark Kermode for a feast of film music from the 80s with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

Bflf Watford Family Rave 23 September 2018

World famous, award winning, Glastonbury Festival performing, family rave sensation BFLF throws the ultimate family event  in Watford at the wonderful Collosseum after our first three sold out shows so buy early to avoid disappointment. Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly…

Sun 23 Sep

£11.86 (Children £8.69) / 0845 075 3993


An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Thu 13 Sep

£29.70 / 0845 075 3993

Flawless Presents - Chase The Dream The Reboot

Flawless presents Chase The Dream THE REBOOTFollowing their World Tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before!Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TVs Britains Got Talent…

Thu 25 Oct

£29 / 0845 075 3993

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Sat 8 Sep

£19.98 / 0845 075 3993

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Thu 8 Nov

£23.50 / 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 9 Nov

£46.75 / 0845 075 3993

Ladies' Night

Calling all ladies! For an evening of gorgeous male entertainment and a 3 course dinner, head to Watford Colosseum.

Fri 13 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£48 / 0845 075 3993

Mike and the Mechanics

Rock/pop supergroup led by former Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford.

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£48 / 0845 075 3993

Osman Mir

The Indian playback singer who's voice is recognised within the Hindi movie industry performs a wide spectrum of genres.

Sun 15 Jul

£15–£30 / 0845 075 3993

The Overtones

Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.

Sat 7 Jul

Cancelled / 0845 075 3993

The Premier Watford Wedding Fair

The Premier Watford Colosseum Wedding Fair

Sun 16 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Sat 24 Nov

£29–£41.80 / 0845 075 3993

UB40 + Special Guests 40th Anniversary

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive hometown show in Birmingham this December!

Sun 21 Apr 2019

£42.75–£48.25 / 0845 075 3993

Fri 24 May 2019

£42.75–£48.25 / 0845 075 3993

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