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English National Opera at the London Coliseum

English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Opera House, Concert Hall, and Theater
City of Westminster, London
  • Georgia L.
    "Amazing sceneryz watching the Nutcracker at the moment."(4 Tips)
    Brian O.
    "Saw swan lake and it was so amazing!! Never been to the..."(3 Tips)
    Jesse S.
    "... just collect it during interval"(3 Tips)
    Sam V.
    "... Arias scheme to buy stalls seats at 30 instead of 100+ quid. Buy programmes..."(2 Tips)
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  • Daria V.
    Daria VasilyevaDecember 9, 2014
    Really loved the place. From all the operas I have been to this one is quite special. I felt comfortable and cozy, voices were perfect as well as the whole feeling from the visit) definitely recommend
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan Young2 weeks ago
    Wonderful and absorbing experience. The theatre is very special. Most operas they put on are outstanding - once you get over listening to famous pieces in English. Very special night out. Go!
  • Remi L.
    Remi LefevreJanuary 3, 2014
    An utterly impressive scene in the heart of London. A prime orchestra and no real bad seats make it an excellent choice for casual goers and aficionados alike.
  • SSK
    SSKJanuary 29, 2016
    Great venue with affordable pricing (check time out London for offers). Ballet and opera sometimes sung in English or original language.
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyDecember 19, 2015
    Magic venue - just beautiful . If you want ice cream at interval (& you know you do!) go all the way back out to the foyer for shorter queues.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JarčíkNovember 7, 2013
    I took seat on 4th floor just on the edge with restricted leg room (A6). However, there is good view and enough space for legs. Great deal for £25. :)
  • Brian O.
    Brian OAugust 22, 2015
    Saw swan lake and it was so amazing!! Never been to the ballet and this was a real great experience. Didn't think I would enjoy the ballet but this was breathtaking.
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    Natasha 'Tashster' BrassingtonAugust 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The spiritus classicus home of the English National Opera. Incredible architecture, home to 2016's acclaimed London revival of Sunset Boulevard.
  • Opera C.
    Opera CreepAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    ENO is the place to see developing British singers and to be exposed to some experimental directors. Cheaper day tickets frequently available on the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HamerDecember 21, 2012
    The front row is where you want to be if you wish to see some of the amazing orchestras!
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    The Coliseum opened in 1904 as a ‘people’s palace of entertainment’. During WW2 it became a canteen for air raid wardens, and Winston Churchill once addressed them from the theatre stage.
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReganMarch 30, 2010
    Right on the top floor, off the room adjoining the balcony bar, is a 'glass' area on the roof, almost overlooking Trafalgar Square. Great atmosphere to sup pre-opera, pre-ballet, or interval drinks. Read more
  • Leach E.
    Leach E. E.March 11
    Been here 10+ times
    Sometimes excellent, always worth going, cheaper and more innovative than the Royal Opera House.
  • Sue M.
    Sue ManJanuary 16, 2014
    Went to watch Le Corsaire, it gets quite warm in Upper Circle and carry small handbags for the ladies as there is little room for big handbags.
  • Sam V.
    Sam Van DamNovember 24, 2013
    As a student, enter their Access All Arias scheme to buy stalls seats at 30 instead of 100+ quid. Buy programmes not at the entrance (where there will be a long queu) but at the doors to your section
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony OrchestraSeptember 16, 2011
    Home of English National Opera, whose productions are sung in English. Fantastic new works as well as all the favourites!
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannJune 13, 2012
    14 December: Watch The Nutcracker. The English National Ballet has been staging productions of The Nutcracker for more than 60 years, and continues to do so annually, the company's most popular show.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FindlayFebruary 26, 2015
    Seating is extremely comfortable and allows a 5 hour sit with no discomfort. The toilet facility for men on lower floor are pretty inadequate, cramped & congested
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia Lee-FinnieDecember 18, 2013
    Amazing sceneryz watching the Nutcracker at the moment. Interval time. Theatre looks breathtaking
  • Ana F.
    Ana FedzJuly 18, 2015
    Comfortable seats, amazing scenography, very good art direction
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffyJune 21, 2013
    ENO Death in Venice. Amazing lighting, choreography and sets to support great performances.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SuttonMarch 18, 2011
    If possible, order your drink before you enter the first session so you can just collect it during interval
  • Emre A.
    Emre AkkayaJanuary 6, 2016
    Every single thing is amazing! I am absolutely amazed!
  • Meg T.
    Meg Tobin-O'DrowskyDecember 14, 2013
    Amazing. Saw The Nutcracker. There are bad seats in the place, but we got lucky.
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaApril 27, 2016
    Classic theatre, gilded interior are worth seeing
  • Olly O.
    Olly O'ConorJanuary 5, 2012
    Suitably lavish setting for Strictly Gershwin, great venue
  • Gordon C.
    Gordon CharltonApril 1, 2016
    The most beautiful theatre in London, inside and out
  • Marc-Philipp K.
    Marc-Philipp KittelOctober 16, 2015
    From an architect’s POV: superb. But the opera (Lady Macbeth of …) was pretty boring.
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Great performances and an amazing old venue.
  • Kari J.
    Kari JunnilaOctober 17, 2013
    Touching. Set nice leading soprano. Madam Butterfly
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgOctober 19, 2015
    Was here for swan lake
  • Tonnvane W.
    Tonnvane WiswellJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The only bar I've been to in London with NO TEA. You have been warned!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StewartJune 23, 2015
    Great music. Great adventurous productions
  • Helen L.
    Helen LiuApril 10, 2014
    L row stall seats are just perfect!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca McWattieNovember 26, 2011
    verve cliquot champagne bar + the singing isn't bad either lol
  • Style by Stylism
    Style by StylismOctober 13, 2011
    Catch 'The Nutcraker' ballet. Very moving, and very traditional.
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AbdulazizNovember 23, 2014
    Great coffee
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerOctober 11, 2014
    Much better value than the opera house ...
  • Kathryn
    KathrynApril 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try and get seats in the dress circle, numbers 28 + 29 as they are very central
  • Gina K.
    Gina KimMarch 23, 2012
    There are no bad seats in this theatre.
  • Kari J.
    Kari JunnilaNovember 4, 2013
    Loved the butterfly here
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed HamdyJuly 1, 2016
    Good shows
  • Chantal G.
    Chantal GuevaraDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Most expensive bar in London.
  • Chiara Z.
    Chiara Z.August 5, 2012
    Not the best Swan Lake of ever, a lot of errors.
  • David I.
    David IrelandNovember 9, 2011
    Spot the Stars!! :)
  • Howard L.
    Howard LakeNovember 21, 2009
    Queue for returns and get to see the UK's best English-language opera. Read more
  • Dom C.
    Dom CollettDecember 15, 2009
    why not check out a working stage rehearsal. cheaper than the real thing!
  • Simone R.
    Simone RodriguesDecember 19, 2013
    Cadeiras muito desconfortáveis! Ótimo teatro para quem tem no máximo 1,50 de altura!
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