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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

  • Thunderstorm

    Opens Aug 11

  • Echoes of Eternity

    Opens Aug 17

  • Tosca

    Opens Oct 03

  • The Pearl Fishers

    Opens Oct 19

  • Bat Out of Hell

    Opens Jul 01, 2017


August 11-14, 2016

One of modern opera's greatest works, this adaptation of Cao Yu's story of revolution in Old Shanghai reveals familial corruption behind a moral facade. Premiering in 2001 at the Shanghai Opera House, this Chinese-language opera follows the form of a Western-style opera, with music composed by Mo Fan. Hypocrisy, incest and traditionalist Chinese values all combine to create the perfect storm, and the downfall of the corrupt businessman, Zhou Puyuan and his dynasty.

Echoes of Eternity

August 17-21, 2016

As part of Shanghai season at the London Coliseum this year, the Shanghai Ballet Company present their celebrated romantic tragedy that explores the themes of love and loss. Based on the eighth-century Tang dynasty poem The Song of Everlasting Regret, we watch a love affair blossom between an emperor and his favourite courtesan until conflict and eventual tragedy leads to their downfall, and that of his kingdom. Choreographed by Patrick de Bana.


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.

Bat Out of Hell

Opens July 1, 2017

It is a truth universally acknowledged that most iconic concept albums worth their salt will eventually be adapted into a rock and roll musical experience to be enjoyed by euphoric audiences. Surprising then, that it took so long for Jim Steinman and Meatloaf's influential rock opera to make it to the stage, but fear not, for it will be exploding onto the West End in Spring 2017. With 20 classic bops, including 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light', 'Heaven Can Wait' and more, you won't have to wait to long dust off your leather jackets and rockabilly denim and prepare to rock, hard!

August '16
September '16

Sep 30-Oct 26, 2016

October '16

Oct 3-Dec 3, 2016

Sep 30-Oct 26, 2016

November '16

Nov 9-19, 2016

Oct 3-Dec 3, 2016

December '16

Oct 3-Dec 3, 2016

Dec 6-10, 2016

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 7, 2017

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 8, 2017

Dec 17, 2016

January '17

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 7, 2017

Dec 14, 2016-Jan 8, 2017

Jan 11-22, 2017

February '17

Feb 27-Mar 14, 2017

March '17

Feb 27-Mar 14, 2017

Mar 15-24, 2017

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