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 17 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.
Sat 20 Oct
Prices to be confirmed / 0845 075 3993
Morning Heroes. Arthur Bliss: Morning Heroes Ivor Gurney: A Gloucestershire Rhapsody Benjamin Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Bflf Watford 'back To the Old Skool' Family Rave DJ Mark Archer (altern 8) 23 September 2018
NEWS: announcing the definitive rave DJing legend Mark Archer (Altern 8) to play! Celebrating 30 years in the music business - he was right there at the start of teh acid house revolution. World famous, award winning, Glastonbury Festival performing, family rave sensation BFLF throws the ultimate family event in…
Sun 23 Sep
£11.86 (Children £8.69) / 0845 075 3993
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint. As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect…
Fri 15 Feb 2019
£32.30 / 0845 075 3993
The Elvis World Tour
Tribute to Elvis Presley by Shawn Klush and Dean Z.
Thu 11 Oct
£37.25–£39.45 / 0845 075 3993
Flawless: Chase the Dream the Reboot
Stars of Street Dance and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships are back with new moves in their family-friendly show.
Thu 25 Oct
£29 / 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
£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
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.
Sat 3 Nov
£29.55 / 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
Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself
Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone…
Sun 3 Feb 2019
£24 / 0845 075 3993
Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.
Thu 22 Nov
£27.90–£44 / 0845 075 3993
Remembering the Movies
On sale Fri 7 Sep: 10am If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time. From the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey…
Wed 24 Apr 2019
£26.50–£44 / 0845 075 3993
Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age
Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.
Sat 18 May 2019
£21.50 / 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
£31.65–£44.30 / 0845 075 3993
Ub40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "for the Many" - Watford
Date has been moved to 21st August 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances, all tickets valid for the new date. Pre-sale now live! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dvfvM9 Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s…
Sun 21 Apr 2019
£44.80–£50.47 / 0845 075 3993
Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up
Sun 21 Apr 2019
prices vary / 0845 075 3993