History The Colosseum was constructed in 1938 as the Watford Town Hall Assembly Rooms. It was built by Charles Cowles-Voysey to a design by the acoustician Hope Bagenal, who famously refurbished the Royal Albert Hall and configured the Royal Festival Hall. It has been deemed 'the finest recording venue in the world' and the auditorium has been used to record the soundtracks of such epic blockbusters as Lord Of The Rings, The Sound Of Music and Star Wars. In 1995 Luciano Pavarotti immortalised Verdi's Inno delle Nazioni with the Philharmonia Chorus there, and the BBC Concert Orchestra have often played at the venue in later years. You can exchange rings and vows in the same room where Elton John, Genesis, Robbie Williams, One Direction and more have appeared over the years and, as a leading music venue, it is quite certain there will be more big names there in years to come.