The London Coliseum

London Coliseum is the home of the English National Opera

London Coliseum and its crowning globe at night
London Coliseum and its crowning globe at night cc licensed photo by celesteh

London Coliseum which is also commonly called the Coliseum Theatre, was built in 1904 with the goal of be finest and largest entertainment venue of that day.

From 1931 through 1968 the theatre hosted 651 performances of White Horse Inn, a musical comedy. For a short period from 1963 until 1968 it became one of three Cinerama Theatres in London after which it became home to the Sadler's Wells Opera Company which has since become the English National Opera. They still operate the London Coliseum Theatre today. The London Coliseum underwent major renovations from 2000 to 2004, but still has most of its original features.

Today the Coliseum presents world-class contemporary and theatrical operas from both the English National Opera and visiting companies.

For more information about London Coliseum as well as current and upcoming operas visit their official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

London Coliseum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: London Coliseum, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, UK

Phone: 020 7845 9300

Official Website: London Coliseum

London Coliseum Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Wonderful venue, the building is magnificent. There are bars and toilets on all floors so it's quite convenient. Even though there was a massive queue for the toilets during the interlude (especially for the female toilets, you might want to plan ahead). The chairs could be more comfortable, it can start to be a bit uncomfortable if you are quite tall, but I guess that's exactly what the interlude is for. As for the stage show we went to see: Spirited Away, it was incredible. Great actors, amazing energy, incredible decor. The ingenuity of the stage designers and engineers is incredible. The stage keeps evolving before your eyes to match the different places of the story and it's just breath taking.
Jerome Million Rousseau - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating We had a great time seeing Spirited Away at the London Coliseum. The venue, despite being over 120 years old, is very beautiful. The show was amazing! The acting was fabulous, and the sets and costumes were beautiful. It was a breathtaking production! We really enjoyed the show and look forward to coming back to the London Coliseum very soon.
Tony L - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Incredible theatre, incredible show. We went to see Spirited Away and the set and stage design was impeccable. The theatre itself is spacious with lots of space for drinks, before and during interval. The staff were very friendly and organised our interval drinks quickly and showed us where to collect them. We were on the top floor and our view was good but due to the staging we did sometimes need to lean forward to see the front of the stage. I would say it is pretty pricey for drinks but I think this has become fairly standard for theatres in London. If you seated up there, I am mentioning this more for women, the bathroom queue is crazy at interval however if you look along right side of the stage in the balcony sections where lighting is set up there is a ladies bathroom. I used this during interval and after the show and there were no more than two other women in there with me.
Clare Burns - a week ago

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5 Star Rating I attended a performance of "Spirited Away" last Friday, and it was an absolute delight. The costumes, sets, and acting were all exceptional, making it feel like a vivid, dreamlike experience full of colors. It was a truly relaxing and mesmerizing show. 100% recommended if you're a Miyazaki movie fan lover! ✨
María De Abreu - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating We went to the Spirited away show, and had a wonderful time. The place itself is well located and full of history. The seats were comfortable, we sat quite close to the stage and it wasn’t unbearably expensive. The only flaw would be the staff directing everyone to the same toilets at the bottom, when there was toilets on every floor!
Valeria Sandoval Carrasco - a week ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern and Bakerloo LinesCharing Cross5 Minutes
Picadilly LineLeicester Square3 Minutes
District and Circle LinesEmbankment7 Minutes

How to get to London Coliseum by Tube

From Charing Cross Station exit onto Strand and cross the street. Walk to you left (west) and then a slight right onto Duncannon St. Go right (north) onto St. Martin's Place and then the next right onto St. Martin's Lane. The London Coliseum is just ahead on your right.

From Leicester Square Station exit onto Charing Cross Road and go left (south) to St. Martin's Court then go left (east) to St. Martin's Lane then right (south). The London Coliseum is ahead on your left.

From Embankment Station exit onto Villiers St. and follow it north to Charing Cross Station. See directions from Charing Cross above to continue from there.

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