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 1095 seat reviews and 611 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.

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Upper Circle C5
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doritxuuu 158cm, 167 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum C5 view from seat photo

Overall, the seat is quite decent. The view is good for the location, the comfort in general is good but the legroom feels rather limited, even for a smaller person. Nonetheless, I'd happily sit there again.... More

Saw Chess Chess on 29 May 2018

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Dress Circle G13
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sarahward 5 foot, 220 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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London Coliseum G13 view from seat photo

The seats were very packed together and it made it a bit hard to get completely comfortable during the performance. There wasn't a lot of legroom for me either and I needed to stretch my legs in the interval. I did find it hard to see some of the per... More

Saw Chess Chess on 19 May 2018

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Balcony B25
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rebeccasarah 5'2, 64 reviews
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London Coliseum B25 view from seat photo

Would definitely sit here again, basically a perfect view. Things did occur a little further forward than what we could see naturally in eye line, but nothing moving forwards for a minute or two wouldn't solve. Seat was a little small, but other than... More

Saw Chess Chess on 12 May 2018

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