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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 28 Sep - The Carpenters Story

    7:30 PM

    This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from LIVE musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection. Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, and many more! ‘Phenomenal Vocals & Great Musicianship’ – The Evening Standard Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before The Carpenters 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! 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Menu Pricing Tickets: £26.50, £27.50 Groups 8+: 10% off Groups 20+: 20% off  Priority Members: £24.00 £25.00 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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  • 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, live music and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! 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! Keep checking back for more information. Tickets for the open day and tours will be bookable online Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10am. Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable. Activities and Tours This year we are delighted to offer visitors a whole host of activities including:   Biscuit decorating Reindeer Food Station Facepainting An exclusive Bing themed colouring area Pyro displays Virtual lighting deak Raffle in aid of GOSH Floor games Our famous Compton Organ Bing!o We'll be adding more to this page soon so keep checking back to see activities and tour information. Book Tickets

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  • Sun 07 Oct - Backstage Tour

    1:00 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, live music and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! 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! Keep checking back for more information. Tickets for the open day and tours will be bookable online Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10am. Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable. Activities and Tours This year we are delighted to offer visitors a whole host of activities including:   Biscuit decorating Reindeer Food Station Facepainting An exclusive Bing themed colouring area Pyro displays Virtual lighting deak Raffle in aid of GOSH Floor games Our famous Compton Organ Bing!o We'll be adding more to this page soon so keep checking back to see activities and tour information. Book Tickets

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  • 1:00 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, live music and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! 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! Keep checking back for more information. Tickets for the open day and tours will be bookable online Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10am. Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable. Activities and Tours This year we are delighted to offer visitors a whole host of activities including:   Biscuit decorating Reindeer Food Station Facepainting An exclusive Bing themed colouring area Pyro displays Virtual lighting deak Raffle in aid of GOSH Floor games Our famous Compton Organ Bing!o We'll be adding more to this page soon so keep checking back to see activities and tour information. Book Tickets

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  • Sun 07 Oct - Backstage Tour 3

    3:00 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, live music and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! 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! Keep checking back for more information. Tickets for the open day and tours will be bookable online Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10am. Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable. Activities and Tours This year we are delighted to offer visitors a whole host of activities including:   Biscuit decorating Reindeer Food Station Facepainting An exclusive Bing themed colouring area Pyro displays Virtual lighting deak Raffle in aid of GOSH Floor games Our famous Compton Organ Bing!o We'll be adding more to this page soon so keep checking back to see activities and tour information. Book Tickets

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  • 3:00 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, live music and a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! 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! Keep checking back for more information. Tickets for the open day and tours will be bookable online Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10am. Our Family Fun Day is free, but pre-booking is advisable. Activities and Tours This year we are delighted to offer visitors a whole host of activities including:   Biscuit decorating Reindeer Food Station Facepainting An exclusive Bing themed colouring area Pyro displays Virtual lighting deak Raffle in aid of GOSH Floor games Our famous Compton Organ Bing!o We'll be adding more to this page soon so keep checking back to see activities and tour information. Book Tickets

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  • Thu 11 Oct - Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

    7:30 PM

    Direct from the USA - the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artiste of all time, Shawn Klush, and the incredible Dean Z, also Grand Champion of The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest are bringing this incredible show to the Watford Colosseum in 2018! Shawn Klush first exploded onto the scene when 6 million UK viewers tuned in to see him win the BBC One search for “The World’s Greatest Elvis”, hosted by Vernon Kaye. Soon after picking up the BBC title, Shawn was also crowned the first ever ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion’ in Memphis, Tennessee in the first ever tribute contest to be held by Elvis Presley Enterprises. Now, another Grand Champion, in the form of the world renowned Dean Z, will also grace the stage, performing ‘The Early Years’, as well as special guest Ben Thompson from the UK, together with fabulous orchestra and production, they will create the greatest Elvis Spectacle on Earth! Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour 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 Premium Tickets: £52.50 General Tickets: £36.50, £38.50 Restricted View: £29.50 Priority Tickets: £50.00 Priority General Tickets: £34.00, £36.00 Priority Restricted View: £27.00   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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  • 1:30 PM

    Welsh-born Dean Jones is a dedicated tribute to Sir Tom Jones; a young, dynamic Las Vegas-style performer not to be missed! Spend 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 Classic shrimp cocktail Fresh water shrimp topped with crisp baby gem lettuce and Marie rose sauce Pan roasted breast of chicken, stuffed with Sage and sausage stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a red wine sauce. Sweet New York cheese cake with a berry compote Vegetarian Menu Tomato and mozzarella salad Served with rocket, pine nuts and basil pesto Goats cheese, butternut squash and cashew wellington. Served with a gratin potato, seasonal vegetables and tomato chutney Sweet New York cheese cake with a berry compote All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients – if you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available. Pricing TICKETS: £32.00 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. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Sat 20 Oct - BBC Concert Orchestra - Morning Heroes

    7:30 PM

    Join Hertfordshire Chorus, Musical Director David Temple, the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guest performers Samuel West and Ben Johnson for a concert marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. Bliss’s choral symphony chorus, orchestra and narrator, for this performance spoken by actor Samuel West, was composed as a tribute to his brother and all those who died in the First World War. Tenor Ben Johnson sings Britten’s setting of WH Auden, composed to honour British casualties in the Spanish Civil War, while Gurney’s orchestral A Gloucestershire Rhapsody contrasts the composer’s experiences of the Flanders trenches and the beautiful landscape of his homeland. Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before The BBC Concert Orchestra and Hertfordshire Chorus 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: £12, £18, £22 Child Ticket: £5 Priority: £9, £15, £22 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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  • 3:00 PM

     Programme:  Ravel – Mother Goose Suite Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2 Mahler – Symphony No. 4 Conductor: Douglas Boyd Violin: Ilai Avni Soprano: Madeleine Bradbury Rance The Purcell School Symphony Orchestra perform Ravel’s magical suite of pieces inspired by the Mother Goose tales, Wieniawski’s second violin concerto, one of the greatest of the Romantic era, with its moving melodies and lush harmonies, and Mahler’s fourth symphony, built around a single song, “Das himmlische Leben” (“The Heavenly Life”), sung in its entirety by a solo soprano in the fourth movement. The Purcell School is one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools and holds the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture. Alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE; Catrin Finch; Yevgeny Sudbin; BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Nicholas Daniel, Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett. ‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE There is something for everyone with our fabulous Family Menu. A special Family Menu is available before select shows that combines child friendly favourites for your little ones, and the tasty café bar menu for the adults. View the Family Menu Pricing Tickets: £9.50, £13.50 Purcell School Children: £6.50 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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  • Thu 25 Oct - Flawless

    7:00 PM

    Following their world-tour, Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and more jaw-dropping routines than ever before! Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 & 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since. This fantastically high energy, acrobat-fused, FEEL GOOD, family show follows the journey of 10 Big Dreamers, seeking the opportunity to live their ultimate dance fantasy on board the “Intergalactic Dream Ship”. The passengers soon realise, that with every dream comes a DARK reality, ultimately turning their dreams into nightmares. Upon learning this the team must now battle their way back to reality to complete the journey home or risk their minds being forever lost and trapped in the Realm of Dreams. The message behind the show: Team Work Makes the Dream Work ***** JUST OUTSTANDING! - THE TELEGRAPH There is something for everyone with our fabulous Family Menu. A special Family Menu is available before select shows that combines child friendly favourites for your little ones, and the tasty café bar menu for the adults. View the Family Menu Pricing Tickets: £29.00 Groups of 10+: 20% Off Tickets, PLUS access to an exclusive group-booker Q&A session with the dancers. (Call the group booker line on 01923 474124 to find out more.)  Priority Members: £26.50 Groups of 10+: 20% Off Tickets, PLUS access to an exclusive group-booker Q&A session with the dancers. (Call the group booker line on 01923 474124 to find out more.)  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

    Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’ Amore. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances. “He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” – The New York Times Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Russell Watson: Canzoni d’ Amore 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, £44.00, £39.00 Priority Members: £46.50, £41.50, £36.50 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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  • Sat 27 Oct - Gag House Comedy Superstars

    8:00 PM

    Gag House Comedy Superstars is making its debut in Watford! Gag House Comedy are over the moon to be presenting this night of comedy with acts that will be familiar to you from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Britains Got Talent and lots more… The night will be expertly compered by Mark Dolan who recently emerged unscathed from a stint on Channel 4’s The Jump. Mark is a highly skilled comedian, broadcaster and writer and has appeared on Balls of Steel, The World’s …and me, Mad Bad Ad Show, Celebrity Come Dine With Me (all for channel 4) and Show Me The Funny (E4). Joining Mark on the bill will be Jonny Awsum who, in 2017 won the country hearts when performing on Britain’s Got Talent with Ant and Dec (ITV) and Rhys James who you’ll recognise from Mock the Week (BBC2) and Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central). The headliner for the evening is Lee Nelson! Lee is an English comedian best known for performing both on the stand-up circuit and in comedy television series. TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1), Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC3) and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC3). Please Note: Gag House Comedy Clubs reserve the right to change the lineup without any notice. 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 Gag House Comedy Superstars! 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: £22.50 Concessions: £20.50 Parental guidance is advised. Recommended 16+ Priority Tickets: £20.00 Priority Concessions: £18.00 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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  • 3:30 PM

    A afternoon and evening of ghoulish! Join us for an afternoon and evening scream-ing of three cult Halloween films to get you ready for the 31st of October. This ghoulish event will take place in our frighteningly fantastic Forum with food and wine available to enjoy whilst you watch the film. In preparation for a chilling evening blankets will be provided to snuggle into or indeed to hide behind during the eerie evening! Doors 3:00pm Hocus Pocus 3:30pm A Nightmare on Elm Street 5:45pm The Shining 8:00pm Close 11pm There are no trailer, films will start promptly at stated times. Hocus Pocus 1993 (PG) open to parents and children Run time: 96 mins After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 (18) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 91 mins 1. Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter traces the cause to Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. The Shining 1980 (15) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 144 mins Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel. Pricing Tickets: £5 per person per screening. Meals, food and snacks will be available for purchase in the cafe bar. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Sun 28 Oct - Halloween Screaming Screenings - A Nightmare on Elm Street (18)

    5:45 PM

    A afternoon and evening of ghoulish! Join us for an afternoon and evening scream-ing of three cult Halloween films to get you ready for the 31st of October. This ghoulish event will take place in our frighteningly fantastic Forum with food and wine available to enjoy whilst you watch the film. In preparation for a chilling evening blankets will be provided to snuggle into or indeed to hide behind during the eerie evening! Doors 3:00pm Hocus Pocus 3:30pm A Nightmare on Elm Street 5:45pm The Shining 8:00pm Close 11pm There are no trailer, films will start promptly at stated times. Hocus Pocus 1993 (PG) open to parents and children Run time: 96 mins After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 (18) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 91 mins 1. Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter traces the cause to Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. The Shining 1980 (15) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 144 mins Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel. Pricing Tickets: £5 per person per screening. Meals, food and snacks will be available for purchase in the cafe bar. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • 8:00 PM

    A afternoon and evening of ghoulish! Join us for an afternoon and evening scream-ing of three cult Halloween films to get you ready for the 31st of October. This ghoulish event will take place in our frighteningly fantastic Forum with food and wine available to enjoy whilst you watch the film. In preparation for a chilling evening blankets will be provided to snuggle into or indeed to hide behind during the eerie evening! Doors 3:00pm Hocus Pocus 3:30pm A Nightmare on Elm Street 5:45pm The Shining 8:00pm Close 11pm There are no trailer, films will start promptly at stated times. Hocus Pocus 1993 (PG) open to parents and children Run time: 96 mins After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 (18) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 91 mins 1. Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter traces the cause to Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. The Shining 1980 (15) Age Restriction: This event is for 18+ Run time: 144 mins Frustrated writer Jack Torrance takes a job as the winter caretaker at the ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. When he arrives there with his wife and son, they learn that the previous caretaker had gone mad. Slowly Jack becomes possessed by the evil, demonic presence in the hotel. Pricing Tickets: £5 per person per screening. Meals, food and snacks will be available for purchase in the cafe bar. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • Entertainment > Halls

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

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