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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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  • Mon 03 Sep - Tea Dance

    1:00 PM

    Mr Wonderful returns to the Colosseum with a series of glittering dance events. 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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  • 8:00 PM

    Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is back on UK stages this autumn, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third and final time. This is your last chance to catch Iain Stirling’s brilliant observations of modern millennial life in U OK HUN? x. Back on TV this summer reprising his role as the voiceover man ”Love Island fans go wild for” (Daily Mail), the in-demand comedian will then be back to doing what he does best, as he hits the road to perform his acclaimed smash hit show one last time. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores dinner party etiquette and the pressures on a generation brought up in a world of instant gratification. How has modern living affected our ability to find long term happiness? Can social media ever reflect real life? And why is the floor lava? Soon to be hosting the second series of comedy gameshow CelebAbility (ITV2), Iain’s intuitive razor-sharp humour has previously been seen on Virtually Famous (E4), Drunk History and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (both Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2). ‘At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist – his closing tale of a disastrous CBBC gig is a belter ’ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mail On Sunday ‘Provides an intriguing twentysomething perspective on the current state of his nation’ The Guardian   Age Restriction: 14+   Street Food 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 Iain Stirling! 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! Find Out More Pricing Tickets: £20.50 Please Note: Tickets are only available for the Rear Stalls and Circle for this performance. Priority Tickets: £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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  • Thu 13 Sep - Fastlove - A Tribute To George Michael

    7:30 PM

    "On the saxophone, Mr Ed Barker..." Those were the words that George Michael would say before Ed Barker walked out on stage to perform the saxophone solo on George’s hit single, Cowboys And Angels when he toured with George in 2012. After performing to tens of thousands of adoring fans each night Ed is now here to support our very own tribute to the music of George Michael, Fastlove.   G et ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the UK’s number 1 tribute to George Michael.   The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith , plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. You’ll be getting up ( to get down ) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper , Freedom , Faith , Father Figure , Outside , Jesus To A Child and many more.   Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation staring special guest Ed Barker. Ed’s live solo sax performance on Cowboys And Angels put him on the map and lead to incredible success in his own right.   A unique background in jazz, pop and classic music means Ed fuses a myriad of musical traditions with every piece of music he creates. It is this diversity that has saw Ed’s debut album, Simple Truth, rocket up the US independent charts and saw Ed step away from his career as a speech writer for senior British politicians but as Ed says:   “For me, whether you’re using words or notes, it is all still just a form of communication and the most successful speeches or songs are those which inspire an audience emotionally.”   This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.   Pre-Show Dining Reserve a table in the Forum Restaurant for pre-show dining before Fastlove 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: £29.50 Priority Tickets: £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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  • 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 80s 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 Catch a cult classic before making your way to the dancefloor! New for 2018 we are extending the 80s dream and offering you and your friends the chance to step back in time with a pre-party film session. 22nd September 2018      6PM   (Doors 5.30PM)               Dirty Dancing   15+ In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.. There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Pricing Tropicana Nights Ticket: £9.00 Film Screening & Tropicana Nights Ticket: £15.00 Groups 10+: 10% off (please call our Group Booking Telephone Line on 01923 474124 to book)   VIP Tickets VIP Tickets (available for groups of 6+) £10.00 add on per person, includes cocktail on arrival and access to VIP area (Limited availability. Not available on December 2018 Tropicana Night.) 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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  • Sun 23 Sep - Big Fish Little Fish - Family Rave

    2:00 PM

      Award-winning, pioneering Big Fish Little Fish family rave return triumphantly for a fourth time to the Watford Colosseum with a Back 2 the Old Skool event on 23 September with definitive rave DJing legend Mark Archer (Altern 8) playing acid house, techno, drum 'n' bass - crafts, confetti, bubbles, club visuals, baby chill area, giant balloons and licensed bar for families with 0-8 year olds.    Mark is celebrating 30 years in the music business - he was right there at the start of the acid house revolution.   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).  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    Pricing Tickets: £11.00 Children: £8.00 Pre-walking Babies: FOC There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply. Book Tickets

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  • 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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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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