A complete guide to the West End’s London Coliseum

By | Posted on 01-Feb-2020

A complete guide to the West End’s London Coliseum

The London Coliseum in the heart of the West End is one of the largest and most impressive theatrical buildings in the capital. Seating over 2500 people across four levels the building has a rich and varied history, from the home of variety and entertainment to a cinema, and is now home to both the English National Ballet and the English National Opera. Read more about the London Coliseum and book your tickets to a show there.

Guide to the London Coliseum

Where is the London Coliseum?

The London Coliseum is located on St Martin’s Lane (WC2N 4ES) in London. The nearest train station is Charing Cross, which is a short walk from the venue.

How do I get to the London Coliseum?

The London Coliseum is in central London, and it’s easy to get there if you’re taking the train. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is just a four-minute walk away from the Coliseum.

Travelling to the Coliseum by bus? The following routes will drop you off near the theatre:

24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Can I travel to the London Coliseum by tube?

If you’re travelling to the London Coliseum on the London Underground, you’ll want to head to Leicester Square. It’s the nearest tube stop to the London Coliseum and you’ll want to take the Piccadilly or Northern lines.

What is the seating capacity at the London Coliseum?

Did you know that the London Coliseum is the largest West End venue? 2,359 audience members can sit in the Coliseum auditiorium per performance.

What show is currently on at the London Coliseum?


Don’t miss the return of the Olivier Award-winning musical Hairspray from April 2021. Lizzie Bea will make her West End debut as Tracy Turnblad, the plucky teenager with a heart of gold who finds herself thrust into the political and social spotlight in 1960s Baltimore. There’s plenty of stars set to appear, including Paul Merton, Marisha Wallace and Rita Simons. So, get ready to hear the bells and don’t stop the beat. Book your Hairspray tickets now.

What restaurants are near the London Coliseum?

There are many restaurants offering delicious menus near the London Coliseum. Take a look at our top picks and book your table today.

RestaurantCuisineReservation Times
Cantina LaredoFresh and vibrant tasting Mexican cuisine.1:00pm / 6:00pm / 10:30pm

What shows have been performed there?

As one of London’s largest auditoriums, it has always had a tradition of performing well-known works whilst offering accessibly priced tickets throughout all areas of the venue. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street saw the building used as a home to classic musical theatre, echoing back to the the 1950s where it was the chosen venue for London transfers of popular Broadway musicals such as ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ in 1951, ‘Guys And Dolls’ in 1953, ‘The Pajama Game’ in 1955, and ‘Damn Yankees’ in 1957.