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 1525 seat reviews and 784 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

Stalls M32
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albuspotter 5"11, 212 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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London Coliseum M32 view from seat photo

This is my usual seat at the Coliseum. For this production, I found you couldn't see the back left corner of the stage since the stage has been made smaller. the stage is behind the windows in the picture, the grey walls stay where they are for the entirety... More

Saw Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel on 10 April 2019

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Stalls M32
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albuspotter 5"11, 212 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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London Coliseum M32 view from seat photo

This is my absolute favourite seat at The London Coliseum. You have plenty of space including to your left where you can put multiple bags and coats should you need to (literally your own private cloakroom next to your seat!). The view is fantastic too... More

Saw The Magic Flute The Magic Flute on 21 March 2019

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Dress Circle C37

francescatroiani 3 reviews
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London Coliseum C37 view from seat photo

The view from this seat is amazing. You can see clearly the stage, and are close enough to see their facial expression. You also have great view on the orchestra (which is not in your line of sight like it is if you're sitting in the stalls) and can see... More

Saw The Magic Flute The Magic Flute on 14 March 2019

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