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 654 seat reviews and 400 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 E4
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matthewpain 5' 10", 71 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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London Coliseum E4 view from seat photo

For a side view, this seat was actually quite good. The stage is so wide that it doesn't seem to make a difference at all. Leg room was fairly generous for a theatre of its age but the seats weren't too comfortable. I would highly suggest going for a... More

Saw The Pirates of Penzance The Pirates of Penzance on 27 June 2015

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Dress Circle B55
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matylda97 174 cm, 58 reviews
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London Coliseum B55 view from seat photo

The theatre is rounded so having a side seat actually meant being closer to the stage than central seats without compromising the clarity of the view- no obstructions. The venue itself is massive so faces of the actors were not clear at all. Comforta... More

Saw Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical on 28 July 2017

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Stalls E36
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katehenderson 5ft 10, 13 reviews
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London Coliseum E36 view from seat photo

On the seat plan it shows that seat is really towards the side, but with this show i was really impressed. I could see pretty much everything. There were times when a big screen on stage right was not seen but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the show... More

Saw Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical on 04 August 2017

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