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 16 events at this location

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Adam Ant

The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.

Wed 24 May

£35.75–£44 / 0845 075 3993

Babe, The Sheep-Pig

The story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Fri 25 Aug

£19.50 / 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.

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.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Thu 17 May 2018

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

Tue 28 Nov

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

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

Wed 8 Nov

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

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.

Live On Mars - a Tribute To David Bowie

An evening celebrating the life of David Bowie and the glam era.

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

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.

Sun 7 May

Purple Rain

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

Thu 9 Nov

£22.50 / 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.

Sat 19 May 2018

£30.55–£50.70 / 0845 075 3993

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Wed 7 Jun

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