Event Venue in Watford 

The Watford Colosseum is a 1,268 seat venue in the heart of Watford. It hosts some of the best live music and entertainment outside London.
Built in 1938, the Colosseum is Watford's premier concert venue. Julian Lloyd Webber described Watford Colosseum as “The finest recording venue in the world”. It has been used to record the soundtracks of The Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars. In 1995, Pavarotti came to Watford Colosseum to record Verdi’s Inno delle Nazioni with the Philharmonia Chorus. 

The Stage 

The stage at Watford Colosseum has seen performances from Elton John, The Faces, Genesis, Marc Bolan, ELO, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Jools Holland, Melanie C, Oasis and many, many more. 

Watford Colosseum is also home to its famous Compton organ which was fully refurbished by Watford Borough Council during the refurbishment of the building. The Colosseum is owned by Watford Borough Council and managed by HQ Theatres & Hospitality, the UK’s second largest theatre operator.  

In July 2017, The Watford Colosseum received a Blue Plaque as part of BBC Music Day celebrations. This was in recognition to the historic music venue’s outstanding acoustics and ongoing contribution to the country's musical heritage.

See the The Watford Colosseum website for the variety of upcoming performances. These will include:

  • Shows 

  • Concerts 

  • Talks 

  • Tribute Bands

  • Orchestras 

  • Comedy 

And much, much more...

Event Venue in Watford
Event Venue in Watford

Opening Times

  • Mon 10am - 11pm
  • Tue 10am - 11pm
  • Wed 10am - 11pm
  • Thur 10am - 11pm
  • Fri 10am - 11pm
  • Sat 10am - 11pm
  • Sun Closed

Additional info:

Box Office is open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday - 12pm - 4pm

Event Venue in Watford


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