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St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Year opened: 1904
Capacity: 2359

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Located in St. Martin's Lane, the London Coliseum is one of the biggest family variety theatres in London. It was opened in 1904 and was designed by architect Frank Matcham with the intention of the venue being one of the finest music halls for entertainment. Until 1968, the venue was used for a range of events including film screenings, musical comedies, plays and variety shows. Sadler's Wells Opera Company (now the English National Opera) took over the venue in 1968, and along with the English National Ballet, the venue is used primarily for opera.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Tristan and Isolde

    Opens Jun 09

  • Jenufa

    Opens Jun 23

  • Tosca

    Opens Oct 03

  • The Pearl Fishers

    Opens Oct 19

  • Giselle

    Opens Jan 11, 2017

Tristan and Isolde

June 9-July 9, 2016

A tale as old as time, (or at least, a thousand years) Tristan and Isolde has long been considered the ultimate tale of passionate, romantic love in forbidden circumstances. With its universal theme of all-consuming love and bitter-sweet tragedy - it fits perfectly into Wagner's repertoire of epics.


June 23-July 8, 2016

The ENO present an updated version of Leos Janacek's 1904 seminal opera, moving the action forward to the 20th century Soviet Eastern Bloc. Familial honour is at stake, as a well-meaning woman takes terrible action to ensure her step-daughter's future.The composer wrote the opera as a tribute to his dead daughter. American soprano Laura Wilde takes on the role of Jenufa in this new debut.


October 3-December 3, 2016

Intrigue and betrayal abound in Puccini's tragic tale of the ill-fated singer, who's lover's political leanings find her in a web of misfortune and murder that ultimately leads to the downfall of all involved. The ENO brings back Catherine Malfitano's innovative production set in Rome at the time of Napoleon's invasion, with Keri Alkema as the eponymous star.

The Pearl Fishers

October 19-December 2, 2016

Penny Woolcock's sultry Ceylon-set production of Georges Bizet's tragic opera returns to the ENO following its critically acclaimed 2010 premiere and subsequent 2014 revival. Roland Boer conducts a talented cast of singers including Dublin-based soprano Claudia Boyle as the beguiling Leila, whose appearance on the rocky shores severely tests the lifelong friendship of two pearl fishermen.


January 11-22, 2017

Since it's debut in Paris in 1841, Giselle has inspired ballet, creating a magical escape for enamoured audiences. Mary Skeaping's 1971 production for the English National Ballet is a firm fan favorite, with the ethereal landscapes perfectly encapsulated as Giselle moves from lovesick village girl to a supernatural entity, tricked into seeking revenge on the man who jilted her.

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June '16

Jun 23-Jul 8, 2016

July '16

Jun 23-Jul 8, 2016

Jul 20-23, 2016

August '16
December '16

Dec 6-10, 2016

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 7, 2017

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 8, 2017

January '17

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 7, 2017

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 8, 2017

Jan 11-22, 2017

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