London Coliseum Theatre

Originally opened as a variety house in December 1904, the Coliseum is London's largest theatre and was designed by famed theatre architect Frank Matcham for Sir Oswald Stoll. Boasting the first revolving stage in Great Britain, the theatre was also the first in Europe to provide lifts to the upper parts of the building.

In 1931, as a result of the decline in popularity of vaudeville, the Coliseum turned to musical comedy and enjoyed much distinction for the the next 30 years until this form of entertainment also lost favour with the patrons.

After a brief and unsuccessful period as a cinema during the early 1960s, it reopened as a theatre in 1968 and in 1974 became the home of the English National Opera who bought the freehold in 1992.

In 2004, work was completed on a total restoration of the theatre and today the ENO continues to produce and stage old and new operas in English.

Address
Coliseum Theatre
8 St Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

Location map

Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 159, 170, 172, 176, 500
Wheelchair Access: Yes

What's on at the London Coliseum Theatre

  • Manon - English National Ballet Booking from now until 20th Jan 2019 Full details
  • Manon - English National Ballet Booking from now until 20th Jan 2019 Full details
  • Manon - English National Ballet Booking from now until 20th Jan 2019 Full details
  • Notre Dame de Paris Booking from 23rd Jan 2019 until 27th Jan 2019 Full details
  • Notre Dame de Paris Booking from 23rd Jan 2019 until 27th Jan 2019 Full details
  • La boheme Booking from 29th Jan 2019 until 22nd Feb 2019 Full details
  • La boheme Booking from 29th Jan 2019 until 22nd Feb 2019 Full details
  • Akhnaten - ENO Booking from 11th Feb 2019 until 7th Mar 2019 Full details
  • Akhnaten - ENO Booking from 11th Feb 2019 until 7th Mar 2019 Full details
  • The Pirates Of Penzance Booking from 20th Feb 2019 until 16th Mar 2019 Full details
  • The Pirates Of Penzance Booking from 20th Feb 2019 until 16th Mar 2019 Full details
  • The Pirates Of Penzance Booking from 20th Feb 2019 until 16th Mar 2019 Full details
  • The Pirates Of Penzance Booking from 20th Feb 2019 until 16th Mar 2019 Full details
  • The Merry Widow Booking from 1st Mar 2019 until 13th Apr 2019 Full details
  • The Merry Widow Booking from 1st Mar 2019 until 13th Apr 2019 Full details
  • The Magic Flute - ENO Booking from 14th Mar 2019 until 11th Apr 2019 Full details
  • The Magic Flute - ENO Booking from 14th Mar 2019 until 11th Apr 2019 Full details
  • Jack the Ripper - ENO Booking from 30th Mar 2019 until 12th Apr 2019 Full details
  • Jack the Ripper - ENO Booking from 30th Mar 2019 until 12th Apr 2019 Full details
  • Man of La Mancha Booking from 26th Apr 2019 until 8th Jun 2019 Full details
  • On Your Feet! Booking from 14th Jun 2019 until 31st Aug 2019 Full details
  • On Your Feet! Booking from 14th Jun 2019 until 31st Aug 2019 Full details