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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 01 Sep - An Evening with Peter Andre

    8:00 PM

    Born in England and raised in Australia, Peter Andre first rose to fame as a singer during the nineties. Influenced by the soul and dance music of his youth, his big break came in 1990 as a contestant on the television talent contest, New Faces, in his adopted home of Australia. In 2004, Peter Andre was catapulted back into the spotlight after appearing as a contestant on the TV reality show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. Peter embarked on a number of successful tours over the next few years, including a UK arena tour in 2010, which sold out. In addition to his success in the pop world, Peter Andre has also found fame as a television personality with reality shows such as Peter Andre: The Next Chapter following his daily life. Join us to hear Peter talk about his long and varied career to date.   Please note, this is a Spoken Word Event. Peter Andre will not be singing at this Event. Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before An Evening with Peter Andre: My Life Story 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 Standard £29.00 VIP Photo Meet & Greet: £54.00 Please Note - VIP Ticket holders will be required to be at the venue at 5pm   Members: £26.50 VIP Photo Meet & Greet: £51.50 Please Note - VIP Ticket holders will be required to be at the venue at 5pm 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

    Russian State Opera presents Madama Butterfly – One of the most colourful & exotic operas  Featuring a live orchestra with over 30 musicians.    After sold-out performances of Madama Butterfly and Carmen last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with exquisite production, its beautiful set, and costumes which intensifies the emotion in a heart-breaking story.   No opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.  “Russian State Opera enjoyed a well-deserved standing ovation” - Daily Post Set in Japan at the turn of the century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy.   Sad and tragic it most certainly is, yet the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history - One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century.   This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.  Music by G. Puccini. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles   Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Madama Butterfly 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: £36.50, £34.50 Concessions: £2.50 off U16s: £21.50 Groups of 8+ receive 10% off Groups of 20+ receive 20% off Priority Tickets: £34.50, £32.50 Concessions: £2.50 off U16s: £19.50 Groups of 8+ receive 10% off Groups of 20+ receive 20% off 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 10 Sep - #LobbyLive Presents - Cappellino

    7:10 PM

    Roberto Lino Cappellina, AKA “Cappellino”, has been making music “since forever”. Recently ‘longlisted’ to perform at Glastonbury 2017 for “a superbly composed, performed and produced song that feels both epic and intimate at the same time”, Roberto’s debut EP was released after years of honing his craft in bands around Watford’s thriving scene. Recorded at home with an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, the EP received weekly airplay on Vibe 107.6 FM alongside fellow “Raw Vibes” artist Jack Garratt, with over 10,000 plays on Spotify. #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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  • 8:00 PM

    One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs he sings that has endeared him to audiences of all ages. Christy has produced more than 25 solo albums, from Paddy on the Road in 1969 to last year’s most recent, Lily - featuring ten new songs included in his live repertoire. 2016 also saw the release of Christy Moore: Journey, a documentary on 50 years of song, aired by RTE television. The two hour documentary includes footage and interviews of up to 40 songs detailing the issues, locations and people that have deeply affected Christy over his long career. Christy is currently working on a greatest hits album featuring live recordings of some of his best loved and most requested songs, due for release later in 2017. This show is now SOLD OUT. Sign up to our mailing list and never miss a show again! Sign Up   Pricing Tickets: £36.00 Priority Members: £33.50 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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  • Tue 12 Sep - 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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  • 12:00 PM

    Join us at Watford Colosseum for our Family Fun Event! We are throwing open our doors and inviting you to explore behind the scenes of your local entertainment venue. With backstage tours; sound, lighting & pyrotechnic displays; children’s arts & crafts activities, including biscuit decorating; a rare opportunity to listen to our Compton Organ being performed live; competitions and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Food and drink will be available to purchase, along with children’s lunch packs and sweet treats.  With the chance to meet the team who run Watford Colosseum, view the venue set up for our hospitality events and even explore the kitchen, this is a really unique day out!   Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable.  Book Tickets

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  • Sat 23 Sep - Tropicana Nights

    8:00 PM

    Looking for a fun filled evening of fantastic 80s music and dancing? Then look no further… Join us at Tropicana Nights and indulge yourselves in pure 80s heaven. Whether you go all out in your favourite 80’s outfit or not, you are guaranteed to get in the party mood as soon as you walk into Watford Colosseum. So what are you waiting for? Get you tickets now and we’ll see you in 80s paradise! Over 21s only There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Pricing Tickets: £9.00 Groups 10+ 10% off please call our Group Booking Coordinator to book on 01923 474124. VIP Tickets VIP Tickets (available for groups of 6+) £10.00 add on includes cocktail on arrival and access to VIP area. Exclusive VIP drinks packages Contact our box office on 01923 571 102 to book Prosecco Bucket of 5 individual bottles (200ml) standard cost £8 per bottle, pre order cost 5 for £36 London Road Cocktails Bucket of 5 (all the same) Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Singapore Sling – usual price £6 each, pre order price 5 for £27.00 Beers Bucket of 5 Sol, standard cost £4 per bottle, pre order cost for 5 £18.00 There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • 2:00 PM

    Award winning, bonkers family fun with Big Fish Little Fish family rave in Watford! World class DJs on the decks playing classic club tracks with bubbles, glowsticks, glitter, crafts, play, club visuals, giant balloons, legendary parachute dance, licensed bar and so much more! Come join the fun at this “Pirate” themed event - fancy dress encouraged. “Most fun I’ve had since my daughter was born 5 years ago.”   “Wonderful, surreal madness - thank you. “ - BFLF first timers All ages welcome but aimed at families with 0-8 year olds. Parents remain responsible for their children at all times. 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 but no glass will be allowed in the event. Max of 3 children per adult. No unaccompanied adults (all must be part of a group with a child). 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. Pricing Adult Tickets: £10.00 Children: £7.00 Pre-walking Babies: FOC Please contact the box office on 01923 571102 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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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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