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

Official Website: London Coliseum

Fee: Yes

Category: Performing Arts Music Venues

Address: St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7836 0111


Yelp Rating:
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5 Star Rating This is a beautiful old theater, over a hundred years old. I wouldn't necessarily recommend seeing a play just to see the interior, but if there's a play... Read More

Stephanie G. Jul-23-2022

5 Star Rating We saw My Fair Lady last night, and had balcony seats. The view was pretty good, for bargain priced tickets. Depending on how much you want to pay for... Read More

Robyn P. Aug-09-2022

5 Star Rating I've now been twice and seen two shows at The London Coliseum, these were 'Chess The Musical' 2018 and 'Hairspray The Musical' 2021. Both amazing shows. I... Read More

Daniel Eric M. Sep-13-2021

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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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A quick look around the inside of the magnificent London Coliseum

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