London Coliseum seating plan

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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 1160 seat reviews and 631 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

Balcony B41
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amanda-janefarmer 5'5, 36 reviews
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London Coliseum B41 view from seat photo

The seats are very snug with hardly any legroom, wouldn’t call them comfortable but bearable in relation to the low price of the ticket. There is a safety rail in front of you but I didn’t find that a problem. I could see all of the Stage and overall... More

Saw Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess on 10 November 2018

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Dress Circle L14
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mattlanyon 6", 139 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum L14 view from seat photo

This seat has a great view of the stage as you can see between the seats in front. The massive downside to this seat is that you cannot see the surtitles, so when watching opera is not ideal. There is plenty of legroom as you are on the end of the ro... More

Saw Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess on 27 October 2018

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Upper Circle C5
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doritxuuu 158cm, 177 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum C5 view from seat photo

Overall, the seat is quite decent. The view is good for the location, the comfort in general is good but the legroom feels rather limited, even for a smaller person. Nonetheless, I'd happily sit there again.... More

Saw Chess Chess on 29 May 2018

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