The Grand Lobby
From Elton John to One Direction, Watford Colosseum has seen some of biggest names in live music. And now, one of the region's finest theatres is launching Lobby Live to showcase the talents of local musicians.
Live Music in Watford
Watford Colosseum has long been known for attracting some of the world's musical icons, including Genesis, Elton John, The Who, Robbie Williams, One Direction.
But what about the talent on our doorstep? What about the up-and-coming musicians and bands aching for the chance to get their big break?
This is where Lobby Live comes in – a platform for local musicians to showcase their considerable talent. With Lobby Live, you can enjoy live music for free in The Grand Lobby at Watford Colosseum, Watford's iconic music venue and theatre.
Lobby Live performances are open to everyone. You can visit the venue and listen to a band for free, whether you have a ticket for another show or not.
Pop in to listen to the music; stay for a meal
Watford Colosseum is much more than just a theatre or live music venue. The Forum Restaurant is stylish yet welcoming, and offers a wide variety of menus, including a seasonal menu and authentic curry menu. Booking is advised and if you are watching a performance, your table will be reserved through to the interval so you can enjoy your pre-ordered drinks in style.
Alternatively, the Café Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an informal light bite before a show. Its bistro-style menu features freshly prepared sandwiches and hot dishes, as well as a large selection of fine wines, beers and soft drinks.
If you're looking for somewhere to have a drink, the stylish Deco Bar is another option. Located in the circle, the bar boasts ice cold beers, Champagne, selected fine wines and soft drinks.
A long history of excellent music
Watford Colosseum is famed for its musical roots. As well as performances from some of modern music's finest performers, it has been used to record various film soundtracks, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Sound of Music and Star Wars. It is well known for its classical recordings, with Julian Lloyd Webber choosing the Colosseum to perform Elgar's Cello Concerto, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin.