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
Official Website: London ColiseumFee: Yes
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Category: Performing Arts Music Venues
St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES
Phone: +44 20 7836 0111
Nickie C. Jul-02-2016
I've been to the Coliseum a few times recently - once up on the balcony to see Sunset Boulevard, once on a behind-the-scenes tour, and finally today in the... Read More
Amy O. May-06-2019
A beautiful big theatre. My seat (stalls B20) couldn't be better in the middle of the second row. I loved the production of Man of La Mancha. Picking up... Read More
Celeste S. Jan-19-2017
WOW! This theatre is amazing and worth seeing on its own. I was in awe of the decedent box seats to details on the roof. I went there to see my first ballet... Read More
Accommodations near London Coliseum:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern and Bakerloo Lines||Charing Cross||5 Minutes|
|Picadilly Line||Leicester Square||3 Minutes|
|District and Circle Lines||Embankment||7 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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