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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 1362 seat reviews and 728 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

Stalls L3

lisawiedemann 172, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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London Coliseum L3 view from seat photo

Great seat - although to the side the whole stage is visible. Perfect distance, really, as you are close enough to see most facial expressions but far enough away to take in those whole stage. Leg room is limited, and chairs are moderately comfortabl... More

Saw Notre Dame de Paris Notre Dame de Paris on 24 January 2019

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Dress Circle B54
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albuspotter 5"11, 197 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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London Coliseum B54 view from seat photo

The seat was average I'd say. View was good and being in the slips meant being a little closer to the action, but this did mean a slight side view (It had no restrictions but if you like seeing the whole stage then this wouldn't be the seat for you).... More

Saw Notre Dame de Paris Notre Dame de Paris on 23 January 2019

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Balcony E11
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TheSophster23 5"6, 48 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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London Coliseum E11 view from seat photo

For the price paid, this seat was a bargain & good value for money. The seat itself is quite uncomfortable as the back is very upright, almost like a bench. Very limited leg room too. The view is fine though, I was seeing a ballet & to sit much highe... More

Saw English National Ballet - Kenneth MacMillan's Manon English National Ballet - Kenneth MacMillan's Manon on 20 January 2019

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