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Watford Colosseum
Watford Colosseum is a 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London. Watford Colosseum was built in 1938 as the Watford Town Hall Assembly Rooms to the design of architect Charles Cowles-Voysey and acoustician Hope Bagenal. Bagenal’s other acoustic projects include the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall and the construction of the Royal Festival Hall.

Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities. Julian Lloyd Webber described Watford Colosseum as “the finest recording venue in the world” and it has been used to record the soundtracks of 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. More recently, recordings from BBC Concert Orchestra have taken place in the auditorium.

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  • Wed 30 May - Sarah Millican

    8:00 PM

    Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy. Make sure you have a belly full of food before an evening of belly laughs with our amazing street food available in The Grand Lobby ahead of Sarah Millican! Enjoy our delicious hot street food freshly created by our in-house chefs. No need to book just visit us at our street food stand where you will be spoilt for choice! Learn More Pricing Tickets: £31.50 Max Tickets Per transaction: 8 Age Restriction: 16+   Priority Tickets: £29.00 Max Tickets Per transaction: 8 Age Restriction: 16+ Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee. Fee-free booking for Priority members; Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free. Book Tickets

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  • 6:30 PM

      #Lobbylive presents Emma O'Connor at Watford Colosseum ahead of Soul II Soul this June!   "My mother always said from birth I was singing…... and I haven’t stopped since! At a young age I used my hair brush, stood in front of the mirror and would sing along with my idols like Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, The Clark Sisters, Stevie Wonder and many more. From singing in church choirs, school plays, weddings, theatre and christenings I soon recognised my love and passion for music and decided to share the gift by teaching vocals. Singing and teaching vocals is my first love. Empowering people to sing confidently and reach their full potential has got to be one of the best feelings as a vocal coach. I have been a session singer and vocal coach for many years and have sung along side some of the music greats like Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Winston Reedy (Reggae), Carol Thompson (Lovers Rock), Susan Boyle (BGT), Joss Stone (pop), Papa San (Gospel Reggae), Twinkie Clarke (Gospel) to name a few, as well as television appearances on Mobo Awards, Eastenders, Semi finalist on BGT with Gospel Singers Incognito and Children in Need" #LobbyLive provides a platform for local musicians to showcase their talent by entertaining audiences in Watford Colosseum’s foyer. These performances are open to all - even if you haven’t purchased a ticket for the show, you can still visit the venue, grab a wristband on entry and listen to local bands for free. Book Tickets

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  • Sat 02 Jun - Soul II Soul

    7:30 PM

    On Saturday 2 June, Watford Colosseum welcome legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul with their 30th Anniversary Tour, featuring a full line-up with strings and the iconic sound of Caron Wheeler on vocals. Led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive and deep R&B sound borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae, and the 80s. Soul II Soul inspired a generation and continue to do so, with the likes of Will I Am being a huge fan. Best known for their hits “Back To Life”, “Keep On Movin” and “Get A Life”, Soul II Soul have sold in excess of 10 million albums worldwide. In 1990 they picked up two Grammy Awards, Jazzie B has also been honoured at the Ivor Novello Awards and awarded an OBE for services to music, the first sound man to be honoured by Her Majesty The Queen. Street Food available ahead of Soul II Soul In a hurry - don't even worry! Enjoy our delicious hot street food freshly created by our in-house chefs. No need to book just visit us at our street food stand where you will be spoilt for choice! Learn More Pricing Tickets: £33.50 Priority Members: £31.00 Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Priority members; Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free. Book Tickets

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  • 7:30 PM

    Join us for the dinner event of the year, Only Fools and 3 Courses, which combines fine food and comedy action served up Only Fools and Horses style. Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert ("when I was in the war...") on the guest list? Will Raquel put in an appearance and sing? Surely not after the last time?! This is a big fun night out in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, professionally produced to the highest standards with your enjoyment at the top of the menu. Expect an evening of chaos and mayhem with extra large portions of comedy. CUSHTY.  YOU PLONKER.  MANGE TOUT.  LOVELY JUBBLY! Dining When booking your tickets for Only Fools and Three Courses, please choose either a meat or vegetarian option for your main course. Please note, this is a sample menu and choices may vary. Starters Roasted tomato & red pepper soup - V with garlic croutons Mains Corn fed chicken stuffed with spinach & sundried tomato mousse  served with potato roasti, seasonal vegetables and wholegrain mustard Sautéed gnocchi - V served with pine nuts, black olives, red pesto cream and rocket salad Desserts Crème brûleé cheesecake served with wild berry compote V denotes suitable for vegetarians. Please inform your server. Foods described within this menu may contain nuts, derivatives of nuts or other allergens. If you suffer from an allergy or food intolerance please email [email protected] to discuss your needs. We cannot guarantee that any of our food has no trace of nuts. Menu subject to change without notice. Pricing Tickets: £40.00 including a three-course meal Please note, you will be seated at tables of ten, depending on the size of your party. If you have any queries about this, please email [email protected] There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Tue 12 Jun - Tea Dance

    1:00 PM

    Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events suited to beginners and seasoned dancers alike. Come with a partner or on your own, come for a dance or just a chat - we'd love to see you. Get your dancing shoes on and take to the floor for a graceful, elegant and nostalgic afternoon of dancing. The Colosseum’s Tea Dance will evoke memories of a forgotten era and create memories of a new one. Tea, coffee and a selection of cakes will be available to purchase. Pricing Tickets: £5.50 Groups 8+ 20% off. No booking fee. Book Tickets

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  • 1:30 PM

    Carl Hembling brings you the ultimate tribute to the pop sensation that is Olly Murs. With the look, the sound and the cheekiness of the man himself Almost Olly is the closest to the real thing than any other tributes out there. Performing all the massive hits from Dance With Me Tonight, Troublemaker, Thinking of Me and many more, you are guaranteed to be in for a fantastic afternoon. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Watford Colosseum enjoying a deliciously prepared three-course Sunday roast, all whilst being entertained by the UK’s top tribute artists. Dance at your table to your favourite act or simply sit back, relax and take in the sound of our Sunday With The Stars. Sunday Roast Starter Leek & Potato Soup Main Roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a red wine sauce. Goats cheese, butternut squash and cashew wellington. Served with a gratin potato, seasonal vegetables and tomato chutney Dessert Salted caramel & chocolate torte, hazelnut & biscuit crumb   Pricing TICKETS: £30.00 including 3 course Sunday Lunch Groups 10+: £27.00 BOOK FOR 2 TRIBUTES, SAVE 10% (over the phone only). Please note our standard tables seat a maximum of 10 guests. For groups of more than 10 please call our groups line on 01923 474124 for alternative arrangements. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Wed 27 Jun - Watford Philharmonic Society

    7:30 PM

    Featuring the choir from Watford Grammar School For Girls. A summer concert of contrasts! Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana has been described as the most frequently performed choral work of the 21st century. The songs (Carmina) are based on a collection of 13th Century songs and poems written in a mixture of Latin, German and Medieval French celebrating life, love, nature and the joys of the tavern. Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium has at its heart the Christmas story and is a choral work of ethereal harmonies and great beauty. Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings is a song cycle with settings of six poems by British poets on the subject of night framed by a prologue and epilogue for horn only.   Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Watford Philharmonic Society and enjoy high-quality modern cuisine and exceptional service. Sit back, enjoy your meal and return to your table in the interval for your pre-ordered interval drinks. The perfect way to avoid queues and ensure you have a wonderful night out! 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Menu Pricing Tickets: £20, £22 Under 19s: £7.00 when booked with an adult ticket Priority Members Tickets: £18, £20 Under 19s: £5.00 when booked with an adult ticket Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Priority members; Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free. Book Tickets

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Overview

  • Business Sector:
  • Entertainment > Halls

Address and Contact info

  • Address: Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road
  • Town: Watford
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Postcode: WD17 3JN

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