London Coliseum



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Management


ENO Chief Executive Officer: Cressida Pollock

Theatres


London Coliseum - seats 2558

Telephone




Box office: 020 7845 9300

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Location


Address:
St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES

Council: Westminster

Region: London

Location map for London Coliseum

Transport


Tube:
Charing Cross (Bakerloo, Northern)
Embankment (Circle, District)
Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

Train:
Charing Cross

Buses:

Stop:

St Martin's Place


Day no:
24, 29, 176


Night no:
N5, N20, N29, N41, N279

About London Coliseum


The London Coliseum was built by the theatrical architect Frank Matcham who intended it to be one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres.


Construction started in 1903 and it opened on 24 December the following year as the London Coliseum Theatre of Varieties.


Access information


General

ENO runs an access scheme which entitles people with a disability to purchase tickets at half-price (subject to availability) and to receive free mailings and priority booking.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.


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Access link for this theatre


Wheelchair access

The London Coliseum's provision for wheelchair users includes:


Two wheelchair spaces in the stalls, two wheelchair spaces in the dress circle and four wheelchair space in the stalls boxes.


Transfer seats for those who are able to transfer out of their wheelchairs, comprising four in the dress circle and six in the balcony.


Adapted unisex toilets on four out of five levels of the London Coliseum: basement, stalls, dress circle and balcony.


Two lifts – including one in the main foyer – which provide access to most levels of the auditorium and to all bars and restaurants.



Hearing assistance

They offer an enhanced sound system via headphones. To request this, please visit the information desk in the London Coliseum foyer.

Current shows


The Mask of Orpheus


Harrison Birtwistle's iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera's leading characters appear in three distinct guises.


Previews from: Friday 18 October 2019

Closes: Wednesday 13 November 2019



Orpheus & Eurydice


Willing to go to any lengths to be reunited with his one true love, the gods agree to let the grief-stricken Orpheus rescue his wife Eurydice from the underworld. But there's a catch ...


Previews from: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Closes: Tuesday 19 November 2019



Orpheus in the Underworld


Transports us to a hedonistic, party-filled Underworld. Eurydice is fooled into taking Pluto, ruler of the Underworld, as her lover after her new marriage to Orpheus is broken through tragedy. Orpheus must try to win his wife back to him.


Previews from: Saturday 5 October 2019

Closes: Thursday 28 November 2019



Upcoming shows


The Mikado


Gilbert & Sullivan's topsy-turvy story focuses on the unfolding love between Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum and the absurdity of laws and law-makers.


Previews from: Monday 28 October 2019

Closes: Saturday 30 November 2019



Orphée


Based on Jean Cocteau's 1950 film, Glass's opera is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession. Though married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess.


Previews from: Friday 15 November 2019

Closes: Friday 29 November 2019



Carmen


Calixto Bieito's production explores the complex relationships between the sexes at the tail-end of Franco's regime in the 1970s.


Previews from: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closes: Thursday 27 February 2020



Luisa Miller


Shattering childhood dreams can break a life. Verdi's Luisa Miller is a complex web of love, intrigue and oppressive familial relationships, centred on the doomed love between Luisa and Rodolfo.


Previews from: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Closes: Friday 6 March 2020



Madam Butterfly


A tender kiss can conceal the hardest of hearts. Anthony Minghella's Olivier Award-winning production returns to the London Coliseum.


Previews from: Wednesday 26 February 2020

Closes: Friday 17 April 2020



The Marriage of Figaro


Mozart's comedy is a whirlwind of mistaken identities and twists and turns, taking place on a single crazy day - the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna.


Previews from: Saturday 14 March 2020

Closes: Saturday 18 April 2020



Rusalka


Dvorák's best-loved opera, Rusalka is inspired by myths and folk-tales about a water-nymph that chooses to become human to win her Prince.


Previews from: Saturday 28 March 2020

Closes: Wednesday 15 April 2020



Hairspray


Don't miss Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical. The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the London Coliseum from April 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season.


Previews from: Thursday 23 April 2020

Closes: Sunday 30 August 2020




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