London Coliseum

Seating plan

London Coliseum seating plan

London Coliseum Seating Plan

The London Coliseum has a capacity of 2263 seats, including 520 seats in the Stalls, 635 seats in the Dress Circle, 610 seats in the Upper Circle and 498 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 2809 seat reviews and 1270 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The London Coliseum was designed by prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham, and has hosted a wide variety of performance events. Opening in 1904, the Coliseum has seen musicals, cinema, opera, concerts and comedy pass through, with the theatre now home to the English National Opera.

In 2004, the Coliseum underwent major refurbishment which restored it to its original Edwardian splendour and added several modern, accessible features.

With a seating capacity of 2,359, the London Coliseum houses the largest auditorium in the West End, hosting many spectacular productions on its 80ft wide stage. Notable productions include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson, and the revival of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close.

Good value seats

The English National Opera have several schemes to ensure tickets can be bought at reasonable prices, particularly in the Dress and Upper Circles. For standard performances, front-side seats in each section are generally better value than rear-central seats, as overhangs from the various circles can obstruct the view.

Premium seats

Seats in the centre of the Stalls are typically the best in the house. Unlike many opera houses, the sound does not improve in the higher tiers, so Stalls are the best bet in terms of sight and sound. The Stalls also has access to the Veuve Cliquot champagne bar – the perfect spot for a luxury interval refreshment. Alternatively, sitting in the front of the Dress Circle ensures a cinematic view of the entire stage.

Recent seat reviews

Upper Circle K16
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PDC1 6' 1", 33 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Upper Circle K16 view from seat photo

This was my first visit to the Coliseum, and I was pleasantly surprised by the view from my good value seat on the penultimate row of the Upper Circle. Although distant, I had a clear and unobstructed view of all parts of the Coliseum's vast stage, which... More

Saw Le Corsaire Le Corsaire on 14 January 2020

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Dress Circle B61

stewartstubbs 1 reviews
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London Coliseum Dress Circle B61 view from seat photo

Comfortable seat and surprised by the proximity of the stage. You only miss a small proportion of the show to the left. In my case around 2 minutes in a 1hr 50min ballet. Actually quite enjoyable to see the orchestra too. More

Visited 30 December 2019

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Stalls A25
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alisonkirsty 5'3", 246 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls A25 view from seat photo

Distance from the seat to the dancers gives a good overall view with the orchestra pit in use, although a black bar across the front blocks the view of their feet. Black lights are clearly within your line of vision but do not block the view of the stage.... More

Saw The Nutcracker The Nutcracker on 14 December 2019

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