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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 22 Mar - ELO Experience

    7:30 PM

    The ELO Experience    are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section, a stunning light show and large screen projection, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds of ELO to take you on a magical musical journey through time. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO also released many classic albums such as ‘A New World Record’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Out of the Blue’, and many sell out tours which have further established them as one of the most important and influential bands ever. The ELO Experience have been bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra to the live stage for over 12 years. Street Food Enjoy our delicious hot street food, freshly created by our in-house chefs in The Grand Lobby ahead of The ELO Experience.  No need to book in advance just visit our street food stand on the night where you will be spoilt for choice! Pricing Tickets: £28.00 Concessions: £27.00 Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free. Members: Tickets: £25.50 Concessions: £24.50   Book Tickets

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  • 2:00 PM

      Award-winning, pioneering Big Fish Little Fish family rave return triumphantly to the Watford Colosseum with a Superhero event on 24 March 2019. DJ Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) will be playing acid house, techno, and drum 'n' bass throughout the afternoon. We will also have crafts, confetti, bubbles, club visuals, baby chill area, giant balloons and licensed bar for families with 0-8 year olds.    Come dance, laugh, craft and be daft with us - see you on the dancefloor!  As seen and heard on 6Music, Radio 1, Time Out, The Guardian, Sunday Times, BBC News, Closer, Glastonbury Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum.  "It's ACE!" - DJ Mag "Credible music... magical" - The Guardian By Families. For Families. Together on the dancefloor. More : All ages welcome but aimed at families with 0-8 year olds. Max of 3 children per adult. No unaccompanied adults (all must be part of a group with a child) Pre-Walking Babies FOC please contact ticketing on 01923 571 102 to book tickets. Parents remain responsible for their children at all times. Doors will open 1 hour prior to the event starting with drinks, confectionary and rave merchandise available for purchase.  The event is standing/dancing with limited seating. It will be busy with several hundred people and in low lighting (no strobes) conditions. The licensed bar will be open throughout the event but no glass will be allowed in the event.  No buggies will be allowed onto the dance floor and must be left in the designated buggy park. Photographs may be taken for use by BFLF and Watford Colosseum and by entering you give your permission for their use but please speak to the Duty Manager on site should you have any questions regarding this. Facepainting available - cash only - £5 per child, £7 for big kids  Cafe Bar There will be an array of drinks and snacks available to purchase at our Cafe Bar during the event. Grab a seat and replenish your energy levels, ready to throw more shapes on the dancefloor!  Pricing Tickets: £11.00 Children: £8.00 Pre-walking Babies: FOC Please contact the Ticketing team on 01923 571 102 to book any Pre-Walking Baby Tickets There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Sat 30 Mar - Verdi Requiem

    7:30 PM

    The Three Choirs Concert has been more than two years in the planning and promises to be a very special occasion. Verdi’s Requiem is widely enjoyed by audiences and performers alike, universally acknowledged as a masterpiece of the choral repertoire - some consider it the pinnacle of achievement of choral composition. The work will be performed as part of a 30-year tradition among three of Harrow’s premier choirs, Harrow Choral Society, Harrow Philharmonic Choir and Stanmore Choral Society. Each choir enjoys a reputation for the high quality of their performances. Accompanied by a full orchestra, the ensemble features some 200 voices, enabling the Verdi Requiem to be performed in the style, and to the standard, that the composer intended. Watford Colosseum is one of the few venues in the Home Counties able to accommodate the size of choir, orchestra and audience anticipated for this event. The Conductor will be Simon Williams who is Music Director of Harrow Choral Society and of the choir of St George’s Hanover Square. The four soloists for the evening are of exceptional quality. In 2017, Anush Hovhannisyan (Soprano) represented her country in Cardiff Singer of the World and was a finalist in the 2018 International Opera Awards. Canadian born Trevor Bowes (bass) is internationally acclaimed not just for his voice but for his musical interpretation and delivery. Alexander James Edwards is one of the UK’s best-loved tenors and it is no exaggeration to say that Mezzo Soprano Sarah Pring is in constant international demand. Accompanying the Three Choirs will be the Harrow-based and much-admired Trinity Orchestra, who will comprise more than 50 instruments - including the off-stage trumpets and, of course, the Verdi Bass Drum! Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Three Choirs Concert - Verdi: Requiem 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 Pricing Tickets: £22.00 Concessions (under 18): £13.00 Priority Members:£19.50 Concessions (under 18): £10.50 Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Groups of 8+ please call 01923 474124 to buy group rates fee-free. Book Tickets

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Overview

  • Business Sector:
  • Entertainment > Halls

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

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