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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 621 seat reviews and 378 photos of views from seat. London Coliseum Seating Plan

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.

London Coliseum Info

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.

Location and Map

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
  • Aida at the London Coliseum, London


    Aida is the iconic operatic story of love and honour in a war torn world, brought to life this September at the London Coliseum by ENO’s incredible musical ensemble. With direction from the Olivier award winning Phelim McDermott and conduction by Keri-Lynn Wilson this archetypal production is set to astonish audiences once more.

    Booking from 17 Oct 2017 to 02 Dec 2017
  • Barber of Seville at the London Coliseum, London

    Barber of Seville

    Jonathan Millier’s much-loved production of The Barber of Seville returns to the London Coliseum, thirty years since its incredible premiere. Rossini’s riotously funny tale of love, lechery and mistaken identity plays at the Coliseum for a limited run from this October.

    Booking from 17 Oct 2017 to 30 Oct 2017
  • Rodelinda at the London Coliseum, London


    Rodelinda, Handel’s commanding tale of power, love and grief returns to the London Coliseum as part of ENO’s spectacular season of much-loved revivals starting this Autumn. Rebecca Evans reprises the titular role following her lauded 2014 performance.

    Booking from 26 Oct 2017 to 15 Nov 2017
  • Marnie at the London Coliseum, London


    Nico Muhly’s electrifying new opera arrives in the West End this autumn. A radical psychological thriller, Marnie tells the story of our titular protagonist who’s disputable past has put her on a forked path between self-realisation and self-destruction. Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer makes his UK opera debut for the production, which plays for a short run at the London Coliseum this November.

    Booking from 18 Nov 2017 to 03 Dec 2017
  • Amore - Svetlana Zakharova at the London Coliseum, London

    Amore - Svetlana Zakharova

    Viewed as one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, Svetlana Zakharova collaborates with three celebrated choreographers, Yuri Possokhov, Patrick de Bana and Marguerite Donlon to deliver an astounding dance triple bill to premiere in at the London Coliseum this November.

    Booking from 21 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017
  • Project Polunin at the London Coliseum, London

    Project Polunin

    Ukrainian ballet superstar Sergei Polunin brings a spectacular new dance extravaganza to the West End’s London Coliseum, for a limited five performances. Combining talent from across the globe, Project Polunin sees musicians, artists, dancers and choreographers collaborate to create a stunning theatrical event that strives to inspire dance and make the genre more accessible.

    Booking from 05 Dec 2017 to 09 Dec 2017
  • The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, London

    The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker returns to the London stage once again this Christmas as the English National Ballet’s famous unforgettable production of the enchanting ballet that is perfect for all the family.

    Booking from 13 Dec 2017 to 06 Jan 2018
  • Song of the Earth / La Sylphide at the London Coliseum, London

    Song of the Earth / La Sylphide

    To mark the 25th anniversary of celebrated choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s death, the English National Ballet bring a stirring double bill to the London Coliseum in early 2018. Pairing MacMillan’s stunning Song of the Earth with August Bournonville’s alluring romantic ballet La Sylphide this unique production promises an unforgettable night of dance for London audiences.

    Booking from 09 Jan 2018 to 13 Jan 2018
  • Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide at the London Coliseum, London

    Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide

    The devastating power of love and desire is explored by the English National Ballet in this enchanting double bill of Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s La Sylphide. These two evocative dance pieces play alongside each other at the London Coliseum from January 2018.

    Booking from 16 Jan 2018 to 20 Jan 2018
  • Satyagraha at the London Coliseum, London


    Satyagraha Philip Glass’s grand meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, receives its third ENO revival at the London Coliseum early next year. The captivating and emotive tale follows the conception of the iconic civil rights leader’s doctrine on non-violent protest as a positive force for change.

    Booking from 01 Feb 2018 to 27 Feb 2018
  • Iolanthe at the London Coliseum, London


    ENO’s spectacular creative team conjure a classic Gilbert & Sullivan fantasy Iolanthe to the London Coliseum stage early next year. This glorious mythic satire stars a host of Lords, fairies and star-crossed lovers portrayed by a sublime ensemble of ENO favourites such as Harewood Artist Samantha Price and Andrew Shore as the Lord Chancellor.

    Booking from 13 Feb 2018 to 07 Apr 2018
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at the London Coliseum, London

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Robert Carsen’s critically-acclaimed A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the West End as part of ENO much anticipated season of revivals starting at the end of 2017. The stunning supernatural odyssey of love and transformation plays for a limited run at the London Coliseum from March 2018.

    Booking from 01 Mar 2018 to 15 Mar 2018
  • La Traviata at the London Coliseum, London

    La Traviata

    ENO’s Artistic Director Daniel Kramer brings his much anticipated debut production of La Traviata to the London Coliseum next spring. Verdi’s iconic tale of love, self-sacrifice and betrayal follows the story of the courtesan Violetta (Claudia Boyle) and the romantic Alfredo Germont (Lukhanyo Moyake) and their tragic star-crossed fates.

    Booking from 16 Mar 2018 to 13 Apr 2018
  • The Marriage of Figaro at the London Coliseum, London

    The Marriage of Figaro

    Fiona Shaw production of Mozart’s enduring masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro arrives back in the West End for its second revival. Playing as part of the ENO’s exciting upcoming season of much-loved past productions, Mozart’s playful mediation on love and fidelity plays a limited run at the London Coliseum from March 2018.

    Booking from 29 Mar 2018 to 14 Apr 2018
  • The Sleeping Beauty at the London Coliseum, London

    The Sleeping Beauty

    Kenneth MacMillan’s revered production of The Sleeping Beauty dances into the London Coliseum for a limited number of performances. A bewitching fairytale that sees the beautiful Princess Aurora cursed by the jealous Fairy Carabosse, the visually stunning ballet is set against Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score. Coinciding with the anniversary of MacMillan’s death, the production features his dazzling original choreography and an acclaimed cast.

    Booking from 06 Jun 2018 to 16 Jun 2018
  • Kiss Me, Kate at the London Coliseum, London

    Kiss Me, Kate

    Opera North bring their acclaimed version of Kiss Me, Kate to the London Coliseum for a limited run in summer 2018.

    Booking from 20 Jun 2018 to 30 Jun 2018

Past Shows

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The London Coliseum main entrance is located on St Martin’s Lane. There is step free access into the main foyer, the Stalls and the Stalls bars via a ramp.

All levels in the theatre can be reached by stairs or via two customer lifts, including one in the main foyer, which can take patrons to all levels of the auditorium, excluding the Upper Circle. All bars are accessible via the lift.

Customer Assistance
Staff are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre.

Transfers are available into any level access aisle seat in the theatre. Staff are able to assist with transfers, but it is recommended that a companion is brought. An at-seat service is available for patrons in the Boxes, but not for those in the main auditorium. Staff are able to store wheelchairs for the duration of the performance.

How to Book
For those who require special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. ENO runs a free access scheme which entitles access patrons and their companions to purchase half-price tickets and receive free mailings and priority booking.

For further information on joining the access scheme and to book wheelchair and transfer seats, please call: 020 7845 9300 or email: