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  • Chess

    Apr 26 - Jun 2, 2018

  • English National Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

    Jun 6 - 16, 2018

  • Kiss Me Kate

    Jun 20 - 30, 2018

  • The Nutcracker

    Dec 13 - 30, 2018

  • Swan Lake

    Jan 3 - 13, 2019

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April 26 - 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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The Nutcracker

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December 13 - 30, 2018

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. 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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Swan Lake

January 3 - 13, 2019

With its instantly recognisable score and scenes featuring some of the most iconic imagery in classical ballet, no company's repertoire is complete without a flagship production of Swan Lake. Unsurprisingly, the English National Ballet does not disappoint with this thrilling rendition of the bewitching supernatural romance, bringing the struggle of Odette to life with timeless choreography, sumptuous sets, and glittering costumes. One for the ages, the ENB's talent and creativity keep the story fresh for all audiences, be they a ballet beginner or a seasoned devotee.

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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