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 769 seat reviews and 479 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

Balcony G49
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hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 180 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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London Coliseum G49 view from seat photo

It's a fairly comfortable seat with quite a lot of leg room. The texture of the seat is velvet like so you end up slipping on the seat. The view is good and you can see most of the stage, even though it's not close up. The issue with the view is the ... More

Saw Chess Chess on 11 May 2018

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Balcony G33
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austinldn 5''7, 282 reviews, 16 helpful votes
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London Coliseum G33 view from seat photo

The seat's depth is at least a third less than normal so it's not comfortable. Glad it's aisle seat so the legroom is acceptable so as the view. Stage is far away and the action in the front stage will be occasionally missed.... More

Saw Chess Chess on 15 May 2018

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Balcony K50

gemcurtis 5'6", 26 reviews
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London Coliseum K50 view from seat photo

The seat itself was fine, lots of legroom, however there is not a lot of padding on the seat and it did get a little uncomfortable towards the end of the show. I didn't have a great view as the guy in front of my kept bobbing about and certain parts... More

Saw Chess Chess on 11 May 2018

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