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  • Chess

    Until Jun 2, 2018

  • English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

    Jun 6 - 16, 2018

  • Kiss Me Kate

    Jun 20 - 30, 2018

  • Salome

    Sep 28 - Oct 23, 2018

  • Porgy and Bess

    Oct 11 - Nov 17, 2018

Chess Poster


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Until June 2, 2018

Chess, the 1980s rock opera which shook the world is back on the West End for the first time in 30 years. The English National Opera will be presenting Chess at the London Coliseum for a limited five-week engagement in April 2018. Set during the Cold War, America's and Russia's relationship is heavily strained, with political tension at an all-time high two chess rivals go head-to-head, but this match is more than just a game of chess.

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English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

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June 6 - 16, 2018

English National Ballet's 2018 Spring/ Summer season brings with it a revival of The Sleeping Beauty, presented at London Coliseum. It's a classical and beguiling fairytale ballet created by influential choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan. Add intricate set design by Peter Farmer and lavish costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis, The Sleeping Beauty is a visual masterclass.

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Kiss Me Kate

June 20 - 30, 2018

Opera North's acclaimed production about a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew makes its London premiere in June 2018. Featuring the company's full orchestra and chorus singing the tunes of Cole Porter, including Brush Up Your Shakespeare', 'Always True To You In My Fashion' and 'So In Love,' this shrewd musical sticks its tongue firmly in cheek as it saucily mirrors themes and characters from the Bard's original comedy! It's sexy, saucy and headed to London's Coliseum next summer for a limited 12 performances only, following a much anticipated UK tour in the spring.

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September 28 - October 23, 2018

Exceptionally bloody and twisted, there is nothing quite like Richard Strauss' influential take on Oscar Wilde's scandalous play, revived in this new production from the ENO and theatre director Adena Jacob.

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Porgy and Bess

October 11 - November 17, 2018

Known and loved by many, Porgy and Bess makes its English National Opera debut this autumn. With a grand 40 piece chorus, full orchestra and the grandness that only the ENO can bring this dark opera is set to make your spine tingle and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Covent Garden
0.02 mi away at 82-84 St Martin's Lane
Main £13 | Three course meal £30
Bar & Restaurant: British Cuisine

Spaghetti House - Cranbourn Street
0.04 mi away at 24 Cranbourn Street
Main £10 | Three course meal £15
Family Restaurant: Italian Cuisine

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0.06 mi away at 45 St Martin's Lane
5 Star, Prices from £232

0.07 mi away at 35 Charing Cross Road
5 Star, Prices from £175

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