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 2302 seat reviews and 1103 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 F51
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Charmainf 5ft 4", 194 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Dress Circle F51 view from seat photo

This is a good seat. Seat is comfy and the leg room is also good. The view was okay for this show as there was lots of dancing and I could see all of the stage, but it was difficult to see the detail. The raking is really good in this theatre so I could... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 31 August 2019

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Dress Circle F25
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Dress Circle F25 view from seat photo

This seat was very comfortable with a reasonable amount of leg room, the view is also clear and you are nice and central, but do feel quite far away from the stage. The Coliseum is such a huge theatre and sitting here, you really realise that. If you're... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 23 August 2019

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Dress Circle F24
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Dress Circle F24 view from seat photo

Sitting here was very comfortable with a reasonable amount of leg room. The view is also very clear with no risk of any heads in the way and you are nice and central, but do feel so far away from the stage. The Coliseum is such a huge theatre and sitting... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 23 August 2019

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