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  • The Nutcracker

    Dec 14, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

  • Giselle

    Jan 11 - 21, 2024

  • The Handmaid's Tale

    Feb 1 - 15, 2024

  • The Barber of Seville

    Feb 12 - 25, 2024

  • The Magic Flute

    Feb 28 - Mar 30, 2024

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The Nutcracker

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December 14, 2023 - January 7, 2024

A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet? Back and more glorious than ever for 2023! The production's beautiful dancing, sets, and costumes are made even more memorable by the impressive interiors of the London Coliseum.

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January 11 - 21, 2024

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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The Handmaid's Tale

February 1 - 15, 2024

Margaret Atwood's unsettlingly prescient cultural phenomenon is lifted from the page to the stage in this haunting adaptation by Poul Ruders and Paul Bentley. First seen in Copenhagen in 2000, this critically acclaimed opera returns to London in this fantastic staging directed by the ENO's Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon.

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The Barber of Seville

February 12 - 25, 2024

Rossini shows us all how it's done in this classic production from Jonathan Miller. No season is complete without at least one showing of this fizzling farce full of mischief, servants scheming against their masters and some good old-fashioned mistaken identity, all set to an uplifting and joyful score that begs recognition from the first bars.

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The Magic Flute

February 28 - March 30, 2024

Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the centre of a wild adventure when he is saved by the mysterious handmaidens of the commanding Queen of the Night, who wishes him to do her dangerous bidding in Simon McBurney's experimental and captivating production of Mozart's most ambitiously entrancing opera.

London Coliseum

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St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ES

  • Year opened: 1904
  • Capacity: 2359
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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.

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