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 1728 seat reviews and 905 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

Dress Circle D37

rochellebalboa 5"9, 130 reviews, 24 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Dress Circle D37 view from seat photo

Very comfortable seats and a good amount of legroom (on the aisle too so you can stretch out even more!) I thought the view was great and there were no obstructions. Due to the large orchestra pit in front of the stage, and the fact the dress circle is... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 21 June 2019

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Balcony B37
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adamrudd 6', 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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London Coliseum Balcony B37 view from seat photo

View of the stage was good for the ticket price, row B does suffer due to the safety rail but the on-stage action is so quick and varied it does not matter that much. Seats were 'small' and legroom was limited, but again in line with the ticket price... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 15 June 2019

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Stalls D31
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emilydiver 5"0, 261 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls D31 view from seat photo

This seat is to the left of the stage and very close to the front. Whilst this is brilliant for seeing facial expressions, it is hard to know where to look as you can't see the whole stage at once. It is on an aisle so there is plenty of leg room. More

Saw Man of La Mancha Man of La Mancha on 01 June 2019

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