Watford Colosseum is situated in the heart of Watford and is home to some of the best live music and entertainment outside London.

The Colosseum benefited from a £5.5 million restoration to return it to the world-class venue it once was, complete with a Café Bar, Forum Restaurant and a number of bars as well as the main auditorium. Watford Colosseum, home to the BBC Concert Orchestra, has been used to record the soundtracks of Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars. In 1995, Pavarotti recorded Verdi’s Inno delle Nazioni with the Philharmonia Chrous.

Watford Colosseum is also home to its famous Compton Organ which was fully refurbished by Watford Borough Council during the refurbishment of the building. Described as one of the very best Compton Organs anywhere in the country, this organ makes a terrific impact in the hall and is one of the most versatile civic instruments in use today.

HQT&H manages the Watford Colosseum on behalf of Watford Borough Council.

Main Auditorium: 1,392 seated; 2,441 standing
Forum Restaurant: 160 seated; 200 standing

One Direction Live At Watford Colosseum
In 2011, One Direction opened their first headlining concert tour at Watford Colosseum

A unique setting for an unforgettable event
Watford Colosseum’s dedicated in-house event and hospitality team can create a totally bespoke event

Paul Weller Live At Watford Colosseum
In March 2015 this was the largest ever single audience for HQT&H