Watford ColosseumMusic and events

Looking for a great night out  

The Watford Colosseum holds nearly 1400 people in its 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 music performances from Elton John, The Faces, Genesis, Marc Bolan, ELO, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Jools Holland, Melanie C and Oasis to name a few. There are countless comedians, talk shows, dancers and entertainers that have graced the stage at the Watford Colosseum. 

What's On

The full list of who is playing the Watford Colosseum can be viewed on their website.

Blue Plaque  

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.

For all information please see the Watford Colosseum website.

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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

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  • Toilets
  • Food and Drink
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Entrance Fee