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 1017 seat reviews and 583 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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Dress Circle J56
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scxramouche 5'5, 107 reviews
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London Coliseum J56 view from seat photo

The view overall was pretty good here, although you can’t see right at the very front of the stage. I personally prefer sitting closer to the stage, especially if paying top price, but I got this seat at a rush ticket and thought it was good value fo... More

Saw Chess Chess on 02 June 2018

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Dress Circle D27

lucacrawford 6", 16 reviews
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London Coliseum D27 view from seat photo

Directly central, this seat could not have been better! You're close enough to clearly see the actors' faces though perhaps not as clearly as row A (but that's to be expected). Would highly recommend - especially if you can get them cheap like I did!... More

Saw Kiss Me, Kate Kiss Me, Kate on 28 June 2018

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Stalls C31
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scxramouche 5'5, 107 reviews
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London Coliseum C31 view from seat photo

I thought the view was brilliant from this seat - better than I expected. The side view didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the show, and the only action I missed was towards the far back left of the stage due to protruding set pieces - however this... More

Saw Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical on 22 August 2017

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