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

  • Nutcracker - English National Ballet Booking from 17th Dec 2019 until 22nd Dec 2019 Full details
  • Le Corsaire - English National Ballet Booking from 8th Jan 2020 until 14th Jan 2020 Full details
  • Le Corsaire - English National Ballet Booking from 8th Jan 2020 until 14th Jan 2020 Full details
  • Carmen Booking from 29th Jan 2020 until 27th Feb 2020 Full details
  • Carmen Booking from 29th Jan 2020 until 27th Feb 2020 Full details
  • Luisa Miller Booking from 12th Feb 2020 until 6th Mar 2020 Full details
  • Luisa Miller Booking from 12th Feb 2020 until 6th Mar 2020 Full details
  • Madam Butterfly Booking from 26th Feb 2020 until 17th Apr 2020 Full details
  • Madam Butterfly Booking from 26th Feb 2020 until 17th Apr 2020 Full details
  • The Marriage of Figaro Booking from 14th Mar 2020 until 18th Apr 2020 Full details
  • The Marriage of Figaro Booking from 14th Mar 2020 until 18th Apr 2020 Full details
  • Rusalka Booking from 28th Mar 2020 until 15th Apr 2020 Full details
  • Rusalka Booking from 28th Mar 2020 until 15th Apr 2020 Full details
  • Hairspray Booking from 23rd Apr 2020 until 29th Aug 2020 Full details
  • Hairspray Booking from 23rd Apr 2020 until 29th Aug 2020 Full details
  • Ghost Quartet Booking from now until 4th Jan 2020 Full details
  • Ghost Quartet Booking from now until 4th Jan 2020 Full details
  • The Great Gatsby - Immersive London Booking from now until 31st May 2020 Full details
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2020 - Aberdeen Booking from 22nd Jan 2020 until 22nd Jan 2020 Full details
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2020 - Aberdeen Booking from 22nd Jan 2020 until 22nd Jan 2020 Full details