London Coliseum

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London Coliseum Tickets

Spirited Away

London Coliseum

Spirited Away – A wondrous fantasy

Studio Ghibli is a famous Japanese animation studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, a highly respected presence in the international animation industry. Now their classic movie Spirited Away is coming to London's West End for 2024, adapted for the stage and in theatreland for a three month run. This is the European premiere, and the fun takes place at the London Coliseum from April.

  • Booking until: Monday, 22 July 2024
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Kirill Richter & Richter Trio: Sands of Time tickets Opens 11 Sep 2024 Opens 11 September 2024 Kirill Richter & Richter Trio: Sands of Time

Kirill Richter & Richter Trio: Sands of Time

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00

Charismatic virtuoso musician, pianist and composer Kirill Richter returns to the UK to make his debut at The Coliseum for the premiere of this unique, dazzling and deeply immersive one-night-only multi-media event.

  • Opens: Wednesday, 11 September 2024
    Booking until: Wednesday, 11 September 2024
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Lazgi - Dance of Soul and Love tickets Opens 14 Sep 2024 Opens 14 September 2024 Lazgi - Dance of Soul and Love

Lazgi - Dance of Soul and Love

London Coliseum

Tickets from £18.00

London prepares to host the highly awaited premiere of "Lazgi," a ballet performance like no other, on September 14.

  • Opens: Saturday, 14 September 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 14 September 2024
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Suor Angelica tickets Opens 27 Sep 2024 Opens 27 September 2024 Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00

Suor Angelica is a heart-rending story of a young mother separated from her illegitimate child by her aristocratic family and confined to a convent. One of Puccini’s rawest creations, the opera takes us on an extraordinary emotional journey.

  • Opens: Friday, 27 September 2024
    Booking until: Friday, 27 September 2024
  • Running time: 55min. No interval.
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Swan Lake - State Ballet Of Georgia tickets Opens 28 Aug 2024 Opens 28 August 2024 Swan Lake - State Ballet Of Georgia

Swan Lake - State Ballet Of Georgia

London Coliseum

Tickets from £23.00
Considered among the world’s 10 best classical companies, with a tradition of 175 years, experience the sleek grace and physicality of classical ballet at its best with State Ballet of Georgia. Swan Lake’s enthralling story, timeless score, and unforgettable choreography have made it the most in-demand ballet in the world. This breathtakingly beautiful production with gorgeous white tutus and sumptuous lakeside and ballroom settings will undoubtedly draw audiences into the fantasy of the world’s most loved ballet.
  • Opens: Wednesday, 28 August 2024
    Booking until: Tuesday, 15 October 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 10min. Incl. 1 interval.
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La bohème tickets Opens 26 Sep 2024 Opens 26 September 2024 La bohème

La bohème

London Coliseum

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Returning to the stage by popular demand, ENO's La bohème offers audiences a masterful blend of poignant romance and evocative music from Puccini. The popular opera returns to the stage for a limited time.

  • Opens: Thursday, 26 September 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 19 October 2024
  • Running time: 2hrs 05mins. Incl. 1 interval.
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The Turn of the Screw tickets Opens 11 Oct 2024 Opens 11 October 2024 The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00

One of the most unnerving of all operas, The Turn of the Screw heads to the London Coliseum this Autumn. With its blend of hauntingly beautiful music and psychological intrigue, this production offers audiences a unique and compelling interpretation of Henry James' classic ghost story.

  • Opens: Friday, 11 October 2024
    Booking until: Thursday, 31 October 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 10min. Incl 1 interval.
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The Elixir of Love tickets Opens 15 Nov 2024 Opens 15 November 2024 The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love

London Coliseum

Tickets from £30.00

Fancy a heart-warming operatic comedy? Meet The Elixir of Love, full of gorgeous music by Gaetano Donizetti, billed as ‘delightful music that guarantees nonstop smiles’. World War Two is the setting in a creative new staging of this popular romance first performed in Milan during 1832.

  • Opens: Friday, 15 November 2024
    Booking until: Thursday, 5 December 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Mary Skeaping's Giselle tickets Opens 15 Jan 2025 Opens 15 January 2025 Mary Skeaping's Giselle

Mary Skeaping's Giselle

London Coliseum

Tickets from £21.00

Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal – a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. Following five-star reviews in 2024, Mary Skeaping’s enthralling production returns to the London Coliseum for one week only.

  • Opens: Wednesday, 15 January 2025
    Booking until: Saturday, 18 January 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 15min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Mary, Queen of Scots tickets Opens 15 Feb 2025 Opens 15 February 2025 Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00

Making its ENO premiere, this critically acclaimed modern opera set 500 years ago tells the story that still resonates today. With hostile forces on every side, Mary I of Scotland attempts to secure a happy future for herself and her country.

Caught between her drunken husband, her scheming half-brother, and her untrustworthy lover, Mary I of Scotland must find a way to protect her country and her Catholic faith.

  • Opens: Saturday, 15 February 2025
    Booking until: Tuesday, 18 February 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 35min. Incl. 1 interval.
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The Pirates of Penzance tickets Opens 2 Dec 2024 Opens 2 December 2024 The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

London Coliseum

Tickets from £12.00

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance heads back to theatreland thanks to the English National Opera.  The show's lively characters and memorable songs offer an enchanting and entertaining theatrical experience that's perfect for all ages.

  • Opens: Monday, 2 December 2024
    Booking until: Friday, 21 February 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 15min. Incl 1 interval.
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The Marriage Of Figaro tickets Opens 5 Feb 2025 Opens 5 February 2025 The Marriage Of Figaro

The Marriage Of Figaro

London Coliseum

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The first revival of Joe Hill-Gibbins’ production of Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, returns to the ENO following its acclaimed 2020 premiere, expertly conducted by Ainārs Rubiķis. Expect a bold, memorable, and highly entertaining show that perfectly complements Mozart's stunning overtures and arias.

  • Opens: Wednesday, 5 February 2025
    Booking until: Saturday, 22 February 2025
  • Running time: 3hr 20min. Incl 1 interval.
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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