London Coliseum

London Coliseum
London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES
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The London Coliseum was designed to be London's most majestic music hall, and in a way it still is; Frank Matcham's splendid 1904 building is the largest theatre in London, with a capacity of 2,359 seats, and has been owned by the English Opera Company since 1974. The theatre was thoroughly refurbished between 2000 and 2004, restoring the original design.

Besides ENO productions, the Coliseum has also hosted the Royal Variety Performance and is the home of the English National Ballet when not on tour.

The nearest Tube stations are Charing Cross (Northern); Leicester Square (Northern / Piccadilly); Covent Garden (Northern / Piccadilly) and Embankment (Bakerloo / Circle / District / Northern). The nearest surface rail stations are Charing Cross and Waterloo. There are nearby bus stops served by the following routes: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 176.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1904

Event times

There are 10 events at this location

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Bat Out of Hell: The Musical

  • Directed by: Jay Scheib
  • Written by: Jim Steinman (music)

Rock'n'roll musical by Jim Steinman based on the Meat Loaf album.

Mon 5 Jun

£18.75–£118.75 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 6 Jun

£18.75–£118.75 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 7 Jun

£18.75–£118.75 / 0871 911 0200

…and 39 more dates until 22 Jul


  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Richard Rodgers (music)

Lonny Price directs Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in a semi-staged production of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Fri 7 Apr

£15–£187.50 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 8 Apr

£15–£187.50 / 0871 911 0200

Mon 10 Apr

£15–£187.50 / 0871 911 0200

…and 26 more dates until 13 May

English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle

  • Written by: Adolphe Adam

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan creates a new version of romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet. Composer Ben Frost adapts the original score, which is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

English National Opera: Rigoletto

  • Directed by: Jonathan Miller
  • Written by: Francesco Maria Piave

Verdi's tragic tale of the deformed jester.

Thu 2 Feb

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 4 Feb

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 8 Feb

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

…and 6 more dates until 28 Feb

English National Opera: The Pearl Fishers

  • Directed by: Penny Woolcock
  • Written by: Michel Carre

Penny Woolcock directs a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera New York of Bizet's dramatic tale of two fishermen, who fall in love with the same woman. Claudia Boyle sings the role of the priestess Leila, who comes between them. Conducted by Roland Boer. Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

Wed 15 Mar

Fri 17 Mar

Mon 20 Mar

…and 2 more dates until 24 Mar back to top

English National Opera: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • 2015
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's sparkling new production of this much-loved comic opera.

Thu 9 Feb

Thu 16 Feb

…and 10 more dates until 25 Mar

English National Opera: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Written by: Arthur Sullivan

Sarah Tipple directs a revival of Mike Leigh's acclaimed staging of the enduringly popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta about an apprentice pirate, who falls head over heels in love with one of the Major-General's daughters. Conducted by Gareth Jones. A co-production with Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the…

…and 10 more dates until 25 Mar

In the Steps of the Ballet Russes

New pieces and world premieres inspired by the Ballet Russes.

Sun 12 Mar


One woman, four suitors? Love's complicated enough when it's a game for two. Rosmira still loves the man who jilted her, Arsace. He, unfortunately, is in love with beautiful Partenope. As too are Armindo and Emilio. So naturally, Rosmira dresses up as a man and becomes another of Partenope’s suitors, in order to win…

Wed 15 Mar

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 17 Mar

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

Mon 20 Mar

£15–£156.25 / 0871 911 0200

…and 2 more dates until 24 Mar

The Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale

  • Written by: Joby Talbot

Christopher Wheeldon presents a new full-length work; Shakespeare's great romance.

Mon 27 Feb

Fri 3 Mar

Wed 8 Mar

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar

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