2016 Venue


Watford Colosseum

Watford Colosseum is an impressive venue in the heart of Watford, Hertfordshire and is home to the best live music and entertainment in Greater London.

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 RingsThe 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.

The stage at Watford Colosseum has seen performances from Elton JohnThe Faces (including Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart), Genesis (with drummer Phil Collins), Marc BolanJeff Lynne’s Electric Light OrchestraOne DirectionRobbie WilliamsJools HollandMelanie COasis and many, many more.


Watford Colosseum
Rickmansworth Road
WD17 3JN

Watford Junction rail station is a 15 minute walk away. There are direct trains from London Euston. The nearest underground station, on the Watford Metropolitan line, is a 20 minute walk away at Cassiobury Park Avenue.

The Watford Colosseum is easily reached by car and is sign-posted on all local routes into Watford. From the M1 and M25 follow signs for Watford Town Hall.

Please make sure you leave plenty of time to park before a performance. There is no parking at Watford Colosseum, however parking is available at several locations within a short walk of the venue.

The Gade multi-storey car park, located on Rosslyn Road, WD17 1NA is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Avenue car park, located on Hempstead Road, WD17 4NR is open from 7am until midnight.

The Town Hall car park, located off Peace Prospect, WD17 3HA, is normally open to the public from 5pm to midnight Monday to Friday and all day at weekends.

Bus routes; W30, 500, 550 and 724.

Please check travel times with Arriva on 0871 200 2233