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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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  • Fri 20 Oct - Hell's Kitchen Nightmare

    7:30 PM

    TV’s most celebrated chefs come together to celebrate fishy chef Dick Stains’ book launch. But when one of them is found face first in the chowder, the long arm of the law is called in… once they’ve washed their hands!! Join Gordon Pansey; Heston Bloominheck; and Nigella Morsel as they pick and chew their way into trouble. Doors open at 7.30pm. Dinner is served at 8.00pm.    Starters Roasted tomato & red pepper soup with garlic croutons (v) Mains  Corn fed chicken stuffed with spinach & sundried tomato mousse served with potato roasti, seasonal vegetables and wholegrain mustard Sautéed gnocchi served with pine nuts, black olives, red pesto cream and rocket salad (v) Desserts Chocolate caramel torte 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 Groups 10+ £36 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. 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.  Book Tickets

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  • 1:30 PM

    This is a stunning tribute to the magnificent girl from Tiger Bay, with all of the glamorous costumes, the honeyed Welsh speaking voice and of course, the fabulous powerhouse vocal that Dame Shirley is so famous for. Songs include Diamonds Are Forever, Kiss Me Honey Honey, Something, Get This Party Started, This Is My Life and of course, the show stopping Goldfinger. 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. Menu Starter Leek & Potato Soup Main Pan roasted breast of chicken, stuffed with Sage and sausage stuffing, 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). There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. 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.  Book Tickets

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  • Tue 31 Oct - 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: £5.00 Groups 8+ 20% off. No booking fee. Book Tickets

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  • 7:10 PM

    Eighteen Year Old Ky Lewis is a singer, songwriter and producer. Having performed at various locations across the UK including The Brits, Trafalgar Square and Comic Relief he is heading to Watford Colosseum to perform as our #Lobbylive act ahead of Jools Holland. #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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  • Thu 02 Nov - Jools Holland

    7:30 PM

          JOOLS HOLLAND      HITS THE ROAD FOR THE 2017 AUTUMN/WINTER TOUR SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE ICONIC LATIN MUSICIAN JOSÉ FELICIANO  PLUS RUBY TURNER, LOUISE MARSHALL AND BETH ROWLEY   Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his well-renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their upcoming 2017 Autumn/Winter UK tour. Now in its 22nd year, these legendary shows are not to be missed! Joining Jools on stage for the 2017 Autumn / Winter UK tour will be Grammy Award winner José Feliciano, one of the most prominent stars in Latin America and revered musicians in the world. Having worked with the likes of John Lennon and Joni Mitchell in the past, his catalogue of international hits include his covers of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” and the Bee Gees’ “And the Sun Will Shine,” along with the much-loved Christmas classic, “Feliz Navidad”. Jools and José will also be recording an album together with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, which is scheduled to be released on 27th October. With his mix of Latin and pop styles and his inimitable guitar playing, it’s no question that José will go down a storm on stage. Jools Holland says of José Feliciano: ‘A man whose voice and guitar I’ve idolised all my life. A unique innovator whom I am immensely looking forward to working with’. José Feliciano to Jools Holland: My gosh! Jools Holland is an icon who’s played a major role in the life of contemporary music throughout the United Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that I admire him greatly. Don’t ever deny us of your magic, Jools; it’s an honour to be working (playing!) with you. Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Jools Holland 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: £45.00 Restricted View £34.50 Priority: £41.50 Restricted View: £31.00 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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  • 7:30 PM

    Tap Factory is an International hit-show for all the family, featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics. Tap Factory is so much more than a tap show - full of high energy dance, explosive percussion and unbelievable acrobatics, all wrapped up in a fun-filled evening. The stunning live music and choreography is created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented, internationally renowned cast of award-winning tap dancers. On stage the show features; 4 pairs of tap shoes, 12 oil barrels, 1 stepladder, 4 trash bins, 1 bucket, 1 toolbox, 1 broom, 12 cans, 4 wood mallets and eight handsome men. Don’t miss it! ***** Simply superb ... quite simply, the very best show of its kind. - Sussex Newspaper  The inventiveness of this show is incredible. - Manchester Theatre Awards Image Gallery Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Tap Factory 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: £29, £27, £25 Groups 8+ save up to 10% off Groups 20+ save up to 20% off  Members: Priority Membership: £26.50 £25.50 £22.50   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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  • Wed 08 Nov - Joel Dommett

    8:00 PM

    One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4). ★★★★★ Time Out ‘Simply hilarious and highly recommended.’ ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks ‘Dommett’s enthusiasm is infectious and the patter hilarious.’ Metro Treat yourself to a belly full of food before you have a belly full of laughs! Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant before Joel Dommett and enjoy the tastes of our fantastic menu. All that laughing is thirsty work! Return during the interval to your table to enjoy your pre-ordered drinks - The perfect way to avoid queues and ensure you have a wonderful night out! 6:00 PM 6:30 PM Pricing Tickets: £22.50 Students: £19.50 Priority: £20.00 Students: £17.00 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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  • 7:30 PM

      Purple Rain   are a world class celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince. This full 8 piece live band delivers a non-stop, hit packed show spanning more than two hours! Complete with backing singer, horn section, keys and of course Jimi Love as the unsurpassed Prince. Following sell-out shows up and down the UK, the band have announced a further tour this November, returning to some cities and visiting others for the first time ever. Purple Rain heads to Watford Colosseum on 9 November 2017! Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Purple Rain - A Celebration of Prince 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: £26.00 Priority Members: £24.00 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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  • Fri 10 Nov - Faith - The George Michael Legacy

    8:00 PM

    Don’t accept imitations FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour). The show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on our unique video wall, this is a first for any UK theatre show. Join in the celebration to the life of one of the world’s most successful male artists selling over 100 million records worldwide and encompassing 11 British number 1 singles, 8 British number 1 albums and 6 US number 1 singles in a spell binding spectacle of his songs. This amazing show is a celebration of 35 years of hit records and will take you on a journey from George's early years with Wham to his successful solo career. Performing those everlasting hits such as “Club Tropicana”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “I’m Your Man”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “Fast Love”, “Amazing” and “Outside”. Not forgetting the romantics, his tribute would not be complete without the timeless ballads like “Careless Whisper”, “A Different Corner” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. If you are a fan please join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all. “Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” – Stage Magazine Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Faith - The George Michael Legacy 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! 6:00 PM 6:30 PM Menu Pricing Tickets: £26.00 Priority Members: £24.00 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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  • 7:30 PM

    Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can! Treat yourself to a belly full of food before you have a belly full of laughs! Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant before Milton Jones Is Out There and enjoy the tastes of our fantastic menu. All that laughing is thirsty work! Return during the interval to your table to enjoy your pre-ordered drinks - The perfect way to avoid queues and ensure you have a wonderful night out! 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Pricing Tickets: £29.50 Priority Members: £27.50 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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  • Sun 12 Nov - Watford Philharmonic Nov 2017

    7:00 PM

    Watford Philharmonic Society is delighted to be performing Bach’s masterpiece, the great Mass in B Minor. This is widely considered to be one of the wonders of the musical repertoire - an evening not to be missed. The orchestra and choir will be under the baton of their resident conductor, Michael Cayton. The B Minor Mass was one of Bach’s last compositions, completed in 1749, the year before his death. This Mass marks a high peak of the Baroque, paving the way for masterpieces to come from Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. Never performed in its entirety during Bach’s lifetime, audiences had to wait almost a further 100 years before its first complete performance. It is now a firm favourite with performers and audiences alike. The society will be joined on the platform by: Anastasiia Golovina - Soprano Oliver Gerrish - Counter Tenor Matthew Pochin - Tenor Peter Willcock - Baritone 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! 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Menu Pricing   Tickets: £22.00, £20.00 Under 19s: £7.00 (When purchased with a full priced ticket. Please call Ticket Office on 01923 571102 to book Under19s tickets.)   Members: Tickets: £20.00, £18.00 Under 19s: £5.00 (When purchased with a full priced ticket. Please call Ticket Office on 01923 571102 to book Under19s tickets.)   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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  • 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: £5.00 Groups 8+ 20% off. No booking fee. Book Tickets

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  • Mon 20 Nov - An Evening with Paul Gascoigne

    7:30 PM

    Paul John Gascoigne is a former England International footballer and football manager. He is also known by his nickname, Gazza. He earned 57 caps during his England Career and has been described by the National Football museum as “the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation”. This November Gazza heads to Watford Colosseum for a live Q & A with his fans.   Please Note: An Evening With Paul Gascoigne has been rescheduled from Wednesday 1 November to Monday 20 November. Any previously purchased tickets will be automatically moved to the new date and our Ticket Office team will be in contact.  Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before AN EVENING WITH PAUL GASCOIGNE 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: £49.00 VIP Meet & Greet: £79.00 Please Note: VIP Ticket Holders will be required to be at the venue from 4.30pm   Priority Members: £46.50 VIP Meet & Greet: £76.50 Please Note: VIP Ticket Holders will be required to be at the venue from 4.30pm 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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  • 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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  • Sat 25 Nov - Festive Fun Day

    12:00 PM

    Come along to the inclusive Festive Family Fun Day at the Watford Colosseum and support Watford Mencap and Herts Inclusive Theatre. Enjoy: Festive performances Santa’s Grotto Soft play including an inflatable ball pool Storytelling Christmas mini market Face painting Arts & crafts and more! Tickets are available for purchase on the day: Adults (15 years+) - £3.00 Children - Free of Charge For more information call 01923 216951 or email [email protected] HIT and Watford Mencap are registered charities ID 1136031 and 1004431 Book Tickets

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  • 8:00 PM

    Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand-new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr. Age Restriction: 16+ No need to reserve, just come enjoy a light bite before the show! There is no better place to enjoy an informal bite to eat before a show than in our Cafe-Bar, where the Bistro style menu offers delicious hot meals and freshly prepared sandwiches. The Café-Bar menu is available on show days from two hours before the show until half an hour prior to curtain up. Menu   Pricing Tickets: £31.50 Priority Members: £28.50 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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  • Wed 29 Nov - Jon Richardson

    8:00 PM

    Off The Kerb Productions Presents: Jon Richardson - Old Man The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”? Best known as team captain on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC ONE), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC ONE), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02’ and most recently ‘Taskmaster’ (DAVE). He can also be heard hosting ‘The Warm Up’ show on talkSPORT with Matt Forde every Saturday.   Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss ★★★★ The Mirror One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups  ★★★★ The Times Age recommendation: 14+ Parental Guidance advised as show contains swearing and adult content. No need to reserve, just come enjoy a light bite before the show! There is no better place to enjoy an informal bite to eat before a show than in our Cafe-Bar, where the Bistro style menu offers delicious hot meals and freshly prepared sandwiches. The Café-Bar menu is available on show days from two hours before the show until half an hour prior to curtain up. Menu Pricing Tickets: £24.00 Priority Members: £22.00 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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  • Address: Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road
  • Town: Watford
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Postcode: WD17 3JN

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