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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 3091 seat reviews and 1407 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.

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Stalls K2
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albuspotter 5"11, 279 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls K2 view from seat photo

Decent seat! There is enough room to put your left leg under the seat in front but it’s a bit tricky with the right and there’s a bar for the chairs in front. The view is slightly side on and the set for hairspray is strangely small on the huge Coliseum... More

Saw Hairspray Hairspray on 24 July 2021

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Balcony A22
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 256 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Balcony A22 view from seat photo

Front view of balcony. Central section. Seats are pretty uncomfortable and hard and legroom is limited - not good for tall people. There are very steep steps down to seat too. The view is good although you do have to watch between the two safety rails.... More

Saw Hairspray Hairspray on 24 July 2021

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Stalls H19
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HeyImMark 171cm, 119 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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London Coliseum Stalls H19 view from seat photo

An absolutely amazing seat, nice and central and just the right distance personally. The rake and offset were good enough that the person in front didn’t bother me at all. Legroom could’ve been a little better but I’m quite short so it didn’t really effect... More

Saw Hairspray Hairspray on 22 July 2021

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