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 2198 seat reviews and 1048 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 H34
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billiemariee 5"2, 85 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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London Coliseum Stalls H34 view from seat photo

This seat offers an incredible view of the stage! You can see all the action on stage at a glance, but you're still close enough to feel completely involved in everything happening on stage. The seats are pretty comfortable in this theatre and there is... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 13 July 2019

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Stalls M8

sarahemily8 98 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls M8 view from seat photo

I unfortunately was stuck behind someone tall so I spent the whole show trying to look round. It would have been a great view otherwise. I would probably go for the circle next time to avoid the same happening. More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 05 July 2019

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Stalls E32
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emgrace 5ft4, 36 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls E32 view from seat photo

This seat was fantastic in the most beautiful theatre. Perfect distance from the stage, you could see all the action. The legroom was very generous and seats were comfortable. This was a rush ticket so it was a bargain. Absolutely nothing bad about this... More

Saw On Your Feet! On Your Feet! on 16 June 2019

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