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London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

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Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt tickets Opens 24 Jul 2022 Opens 24 July 2022 Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt
Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt

London Coliseum

4/5 - based on 1 review - (Read reviews) 4 1 review Tickets from £25.00
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Peppa Pig: My First Concert is a fun, interactive introduction to a live orchestra for ages 18 months and older.

  • Opens: Sunday, 24 July 2022
    Booking until: Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Running time: 50 Minutes (no interval)
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My Fair Lady tickets Now Open My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady

London Coliseum

4.7/5 - based on 47 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.7 47 reviews Tickets from £20.00
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This is the Lincoln Center Theater's superb multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady, a critically acclaimed production coming to the West End for summer 2022 and the first big London revival of the Lerner & Loewe classic for 21 years. The story never grows old, it's playing at the London Coliseum for 16 weeks, and we're fully expecting it to be a sell-out show.
  • Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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Tosca tickets Opens 30 Sep 2022 Opens 30 September 2022 Tosca

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
The greatest threat to power is love. Compromise is for the weak: and Tosca is nothing of the sort. With her artist beau Cavaradossi (Adam Smith) competing for her affections against the sadistic police chief Scarpia (Noel Bouley), Tosca’s (Sinead Campbell Wallace) story becomes intertwined with the tumultuous political landscape of Rome itself.
  • Opens: Friday, 30 September 2022
    Booking until: Friday, 4 November 2022
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The Yeomen of the Guard tickets Opens 3 Nov 2022 Opens 3 November 2022 The Yeomen of the Guard
The Yeomen of the Guard

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
Heartbreak has never been so funny. The Tower of London is the scene for a tangled web of melancholy and mirth in Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard. The arrival of a travelling troupe of performers sparks forbidden romances, fantastical plots and unrequited love.
  • Opens: Thursday, 3 November 2022
    Booking until: Friday, 2 December 2022
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It's A Wonderful Life tickets Opens 25 Nov 2022 Opens 25 November 2022 It's A Wonderful Life
It's A Wonderful Life

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
Christmas is for friends, family and guardian angels. The classic Christmas story, redefined for a new generation. Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of the genre-defining Frank Capra film of the same name, It’s a Wonderful Life will transport you to the idyllic little town of Bedford Falls, where it’s a white Christmas – though not everything is merry and bright.
  • Opens: Friday, 25 November 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 10 December 2022
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet tickets Opens 15 Dec 2022 Opens 15 December 2022 The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

London Coliseum

4.4/5 - based on 47 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.4 47 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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The brilliant English National Ballet has delighted us with a dazzling version of Nutcracker every single year since 1950. This year is no different. The production promises to be just as magical as ever, starring more than 100 dancers and musicians who bring the story to life. Welcome to the classic fairytale, perfectly enhanced by the classical composer Tchaikovsky’s fantastic score.
  • Opens: Thursday, 15 December 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
  • Running time: 2 hours
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Swan Lake - English National Ballet tickets Opens 12 Jan 2023 Opens 12 January 2023 Swan Lake - English National Ballet
Swan Lake - English National Ballet

London Coliseum

4.8/5 - based on 13 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 13 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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English National Ballet brings the timeless classical ballet to life in this enthralling production.

  • Opens: Thursday, 12 January 2023
    Booking until: Sunday, 22 January 2023
  • Running time: 2 Hours 50 Minutes
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Carmen tickets Opens 1 Feb 2023 Opens 1 February 2023 Carmen

London Coliseum

4.6/5 - based on 5 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.6 5 reviews Tickets from £12.00
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Fierce love can’t be tamed. Carmen: a woman ablaze with passion, surrounded by men possessed by obsession and jealousy. One of opera’s most well-known characters sets herself on a road to tragedy when she meets Don José, a corporal in the army searching for love.<
  • Opens: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
    Booking until: Friday, 24 February 2023
  • Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
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The Rhinegold tickets Opens 10 Feb 2023 Opens 10 February 2023 The Rhinegold
The Rhinegold

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
Greedy. Jealous. Lustful. The gods are all-too-human. When the forging of a prophesied ring of the Rhine proves more problematic than you’d possibly think, the realms of gods and men prove all the more chaotic for it. Giants, dwarfs, nymphs and deities quarrel and clash, with the fate of the nine worlds in the balance.
  • Opens: Friday, 10 February 2023
    Booking until: Friday, 10 March 2023
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Akhnaten tickets Opens 11 Mar 2023 Opens 11 March 2023 Akhnaten

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
Behold, the power of the Pharaoh. Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten returns to the ENO, following sell-out runs at the London Coliseum.
  • Opens: Saturday, 11 March 2023
    Booking until: Wednesday, 5 April 2023
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
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The Dead City (Die tote Stadt) tickets Opens 25 Mar 2023 Opens 25 March 2023 The Dead City (Die tote Stadt)
The Dead City (Die tote Stadt)

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
Can true love last forever? Recently bereaved, Paul is haunted by visions of his deceased wife Marie. But when he meets the all-too-familiar Marietta, the lines between past and present blur, and reality itself is called into question. Moving on is impossible when presented with the implausible.
  • Opens: Saturday, 25 March 2023
    Booking until: Saturday, 8 April 2023
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Blue tickets Opens 2 May 2023 Opens 2 May 2023 Blue

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
A generational rift leads to father and son at odds, with the fate of the family at risk. Asking ever relevant questions of race, duty and the extent to which loyalty can hold before breaking, Blue follows an African-American family as the patriarch’s job as a policeman clashes with his activist son’s notions of equality and justice.
  • Opens: Tuesday, 2 May 2023
    Booking until: Thursday, 4 May 2023
Blue tickets
Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs tickets Opens 3 May 2023 Opens 3 May 2023 Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs
Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00
A meaningful meditation on motherhood, love and loss, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs adapts texts in Polish taken from sources spanning the centuries, giving perspectives from both a mother having lost their child, and a child separated from their parents.
  • Opens: Wednesday, 3 May 2023
    Booking until: Saturday, 6 May 2023
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London Coliseum Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

London Coliseum Access Tickets

Disabled theatregoers and their carers can get discount tickets. Please phone the London Coliseum access line on 020 7845 9300.

London Coliseum Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Leicester Square
  • Covent Garden
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Northern
  • Piccadilly
Day buses
  • 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night buses
  • 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
London Coliseum history

From the outside

The London Coliseum Theatre is a landmark on St Martin’s Lane with its enormous tower and grand exterior. The home of the English National Opera company, it has unusually shallow balconies so you enjoy amazing unimpeded stage views. The theatre’s impressive life-size sculptures of charioteers make the interior a splendid feast for the eyes.

London Coliseum Theatre architecture and history

The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham for Sir Oswald Stoll. Built in 1904 specifically as a venue for variety shows, a ‘people’s theatre’, it had a very broad appeal at the time. A record breaking size, it had more than 2,300 seats and amazingly luxurious facilities. It features London’s widest proscenium arch, a massive 55 feet wide and 34 feet high. The stage is enormous too, at 80 feet wide. One of the earliest West End theatres to feature clean, relatively safe electric lighting, its impressive revolving stage was only rarely used despite costing a massive £70,000.

It was famous for its revolutionary modern features, which included electric lifts, a beautiful roof garden and a unique Information Bureau, where doctors and important people could take calls. Sadly the huge initial investment didn’t pay off and the venue shut its doors only two years later.

In 1907 it reopened to enjoy a successful run of variety shows until the 1930s, at which point film revolutionised entertainment and it changed its name to the Coliseum Theatre. The venue hosted a number of popular musicals, ballets and pantomimes, including a bunch of stateside hits from the USA: Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me Kate and Guys and Dolls hit the big time in the ‘40s and 1950s.

By the 1960s variety had become less popular and the theatre converted into a super-cinema, an enormous big screen venue that saw success for most of the ‘60s. Then, in 1968, the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company, now the English National Opera, relocated there and the venue was once again refurbished, adding a new orchestra pit in 1992.

In the early 2000s it was completely refitted again, in readiness for the Royal Variety Performance, held at the Coliseum in 2004 and again in ’06. Supported by National Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, The National Lottery Vernon & Hazel Ellis and many more generous patrons, the end result is quite simply magnificent.

Past shows at the London Coliseum Theatre

Past shows at the London Coliseum include the fast moving tale of torture and murder Tosca, and Strictly Gershwin, a dazzling celebration of George Gershwin’s Hollywood smashes. Simon Boccanegra, a torrid tale of feuding and grief and widely lauded as one of Verdi's finest masterpieces, played there as did Shen Yun, a New York based Performing Arts group who performed ancient Chinese culture-inspired dance.

London Coliseum Theatre access

There are two wheelchair spaces in the Stalls, two in the Dress Circle and four in the Stalls Boxes. There are four transfer seats in the Dress Circle and six in the Balcony. There are two lifts which give access to most of the auditorium and all the venue’s bars and restaurants. Plus an enhanced sound system for the hard of hearing and regular sign language-interpreted performances.

London Coliseum Theatre tickets

We’re a favourite destination for a wide variety of seat types and prices, with excellent availability on the full range of Coliseum Theatre tickets.

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB