Watford Colosseum is Watford’s home of entertainment boasting some of the best live music, comedy and other entertainment outside Central London. Elton John, Rod Stewart, One Direction and Jimmy Carr are just a few big names that have starred on our stage. Watford Colosseum is also home to the BBC Concert Orchestra and has been used to record the soundtracks of films including Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars.
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Why work with us?
A career with Watford Colosseum is never dull, often challenging but at the same time fun and rewarding.
Working as the Watford Colosseum is popular with students as we offer a range of casual opportunities within hospitality, technical and marketing that can work around your studies.
Types of Roles
Providing an innovative dining, drinking and conference facilities with theatrical flair requires a range of talented chefs and friendly servers over a range of levels and employment types.
The approachable Ticket Office team provide excellent customer service while proactively selling tickets in this customer-facing role offering fun and flexibility.
Often the hidden function of a theatre, these heroes make the show happen from assisting with the ‘get-in’ to managing the sound and lighting.
The marketing and promotions teams ensure our customers know about the broad-range of incredible events within the venues' many spaces in this busy but exciting department.
Administration and Management
Off the stage, a gifted group of administrators, finance and management teams ensure the venues run smoothly.
Could you be the next star in our team?We are looking for highly motivated individuals with exceptional customer service and a passion for live entertainment to join us at Watford Colosseum!
Building and Technical Manager
A rare opportunity to play a key role in our busy and productive venue which plays host to a huge variety of shows, events, corporate parties and conferences. You will be responsible for all building, technical and associated aspects of the venue, stage and events presentation. This includes advancing the shows, running get ins and get outs, forging productive relationships with touring companies and leading a department of enthusiastic and skilled Technicians.
Casual Bar & Hospitality Staff
You will be able to work a variety of shifts, have exceptional customer service skills and be able to work as part of a fun team. Previous bar/events experience is preferred. Over 18's only.
Hours will include evening and weekend work.
Benefits: Training and development with professional qualifications, team and individual incentives and competitions. Opportunity to work in a live venue and see shows.
Commis Chef ApprenticeshipWe're seeking an ambitious and organised self-starter who is keen to get started with a career in the kitchen.
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Do you love theatre and the arts?
Have you ever considered Volunteering?
There are lots of reasons why people volunteer. It may be that you want to make use of your skills (or learn new ones). Perhaps you would like to broaden your work experience, give something back to your community...or perhaps you simply want to meet people and make new friends. Whatever the reasons, volunteering with Watford Colosseum is a really rewarding experience!
As a Watford Colosseum Volunteer Usher you’ll be the face of the theatre, meeting and greeting our guests and ensuring that they have a fantastic experience when they visit us. We’ll train, guide and support you so that you can volunteer for us with knowledge and confidence. We know that everyone has commitments in their lives, so we’re flexible about when you volunteer.
Volunteering with Watford Colosseum is an opportunity to taste, first hand, life in a theatre environment. If you have time to spare and would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet the team
We’re committed to training and developing our staff, preparing them for their next step in whichever direction that might be. Here’s the proof.
Kathryn joined the Colosseum team as a Casual Ticketing Assistant in January 2013 before being promoted to Senior Ticketing Assistant in May of the same year. In December 2015, Kathryn switched departments to undertake the role of Marketing Assistant and then Venue Marketing Officer. Kathryn is now the Marketing Manager at Watford Colosseum.
Kath says: “There’s never a dull day here… One minute we’re promoting Peppa Pig, the next we are preparing for a huge sell-out Paul Weller concert! As a team, who genuinely love the arts, we work together to bring entertainment to Watford, from putting an event on sale, to bringing down the house lights and starting the show months later… as cliché as it sounds, the people here are like a second family and they make the everyday feel a lot less like work!”
Mike joined the Colosseum team as Technical and Buildings Manager in April 2013 with over 8 years of experience in the industry. Mike started his career as a Stage Technician at Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage before progressing to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre as Lighting Technician and then making his West End debut at the Duke of York Theatre as Chief Electrician.
Following on from this, Mike took the opportunity to join the HQT&H Senior Management team at Watford Colosseum which included improving the technical offering at the venue along with improving the facilities and management systems. After 3.5 years loyal service, Mike became the Building Operations and Technical Manager here where he works hard to keep the Watford Colosseum compliant in all its statutory certifications, health and safety responsibilities along with heading up various departments across the Venue. Within Mike’s new role he works to ensure the venue consistently operates at full strength and ensure that we are always providing five star customer service to all our customers.
Mike says: “I am very proud to be a part of such an outstanding live entertainment venue with the best team in the industry. Every day is different and every day comes with new challenges. It’s such a bright, vibrant, happy place to work and I consider myself very lucky to be part of the Colosseum team!”
About HQ Theatres & Hospitality
Watford Colosseum is one 12 venues within HQ Theatres & Hospitality’s (HQT&H) current portfolio of regional theatres and concert halls. HQT&H currently manages 18 auditoria on behalf of local authorities, with capacities ranging from a 200 seat arts centre to a 2,400 seated/standing theatre. Last year HQT&H programmed a total of 2,354 shows which attracted attendances of over 1.5 million.
HQ Theatres & Hospitality (HQT&H), the UK’s second-largest venue operator, is a division of Qdos Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest entertainment Groups in Europe.
Watford Colosseum is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. The aim is to ensure that all employees are treated equally and are employed solely on the basis of their ability and potential to do the job, regardless of their race, colour, gender, sexuality, disability, age, religion or beliefs.