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  • Satyagraha

    Until Feb 28, 2018

  • Iolanthe

    Until Apr 7, 2018

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Mar 1 - 15, 2018

  • La Traviata

    Mar 16 - Apr 13, 2018

  • The Marriage of Figaro

    Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2018

Satyagraha Poster


Until February 28, 2018

The early life of activist Gandhi is explored in this conceptual opera from 21st-century icon Philip Glass. Replete with his minimalist themes and melodies, Satyagraha is something different from your usual opera, with a soundscape that grips you until the very end. Visually, the production excels with direction from Phelim McDermott whose visionary eye completes this exceptional theatrical experience.

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Until April 7, 2018

It's the whimsy of Fairyland against the lechery of the House of Lords in this classic Savoy opera from the hilarious 18th-century duo Gilbert and Sullivan. A thinly veiled dig at the politics of the time, fans of Victoriana will love this upbeat satirical fantasy that parodies not only Queen Vic, but her relationship with 'close companion' John Brown, the Tory opposition and the Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone. Who says the past is a foreign country? In Iolanthe, it's a fairytale Queendom!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

March 1 - 15, 2018

Robert Carsen's exquisite production of Shakespeare's classic comedy returns to the London Coliseum in 2018. An expert blending of dreams and reality, the story of warring fairies, quarreling lovers and the hapless actors caught in the middle has never looked so supernaturally inviting. Set to Benjamin Britten's winding score, don't miss this chance to enjoy A Midsummer Night's Dream like never before.

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La Traviata

March 16 - April 13, 2018

La Traviata makes a welcome return to the Coliseum in 2018, in a brand-new retooled production by newcomer ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer. Soprano Claudia Boyle returns to ENO following her star turn in 2016's The Pearl Fishers as the doomed courtesan Violetta in Verdi's tragic work of forbidden love and selfless actions. Singing the role of Alfredo will be rising star tenor Lukhanyo Moyake, marking his debut on the UK stage. Another debut to the company is maestro Leo McFall, who will conduct the production. Follow the tragic journey of one woman's dream of love in Verdi's stunning masterpiece.

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The Marriage of Figaro

March 29 - April 14, 2018

English National Opera will once again present Fiona Shaw's critically celebrated production of The Marriage Of Figaro, which first premiered in 2011. Now in its second revival, Mozart's enduring comic opera will star Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans as Figaro, Rhian Lois as his resourceful lover Susanna, Lucy Crowe, as the melancholy Countess, and bass-baritone Ashley Riches as the unfaithful Count, who has his roving eye firmly fixed upon Susannah. Directed by ENO's very own Martyn Brabbins, this quirky take on Figaro is a delightful exploration of human desire and fallibility!

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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