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 671 seat reviews and 414 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

Upper Circle K21
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katsonstage 5'8", 108 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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London Coliseum K21 view from seat photo

Bit rotten all round. Cramped leg room, and had to bob my head to see over two people in front of me. No view of surtitles. The Coli really should see about its temperature too as it was stiflingly hot.... More

Saw Iolanthe Iolanthe on 13 February 2018

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Stalls B32
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katsonstage 5'8", 108 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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London Coliseum B32 view from seat photo

No problems. Seat has half a seat in front so legroom is very good for your left leg! Actually, it's OK too for the right leg as you can put your foot under the seat in front. Perfect view. I had three different people sitting in front of me as they ... More

Saw Satyagraha Satyagraha on 01 February 2018

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Dress Circle E4
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matthewpain 5' 10", 76 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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