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 2358 seat reviews and 1139 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 A5

jodhokia 5 reviews
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London Coliseum Dress Circle A5 view from seat photo

The show was enjoyable from this seat but a little too far away to really connect with the actors for my liking. Great price for the view which is pretty good. Didn’t feel as though I was missing anything on stage. More

Visited 31 August 2019

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Upper Circle A23
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beckywallis 5'4, 91 reviews, 12 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Upper Circle A23 view from seat photo

Even though you are quite high up, this doesn’t feel that far away from the action at all! You can look down into the stalls easily and feel rather close to the action still. Comfortable seats with alright legroom for someone of my size (5’5), someone... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 04 August 2019

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Upper Circle K35
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joc78 5"4, 404 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Upper Circle K35 view from seat photo

This seat is in the second to last row in the Upper Circle and you do feel quite a way back from the stage. The view is however surprisingly good and you get a good overall perception of the stage. The seat is pretty comfortable with good legroom More

Visited 27 October 2019

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