Bat Out of Hell The Musical

Jim Steinman brings a sizzling new musical to the London Coliseum, featuring his back-catalogue of collaborations with hit singer Meat Loaf. Following Strat, a rebellious youth with a forbidden love, Bat Out of Hell the Musical includes songs such as “I’d Do Anything for Love… (But I Won’t Do That)”, “Dead Ringer For Love” and many, many more. Tickets are on sale for a limited run playing from June 2017.
Booking from 5 June 2017 until 21 July 2017

The Barber of Seville

Booking from 5 October 2017 until 30 October 2017
Running Time: 3 hours

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

Over 100 talented dancers and musicians bring Tchaikovsky's exquisite score to life in The Nutcracker. Set on Christmas Eve, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she meets a handsome and mysterious stranger. Taking a wonderful hot air balloon to the glittering Land of Snow, Clara's adventures truly begin. An unforgettable Christmas treat, don't miss out on booking tickets for this unmissable event!
Booking from 13 December 2017 until 6 January 2018


Booking from 1 February 2018 until 27 February 2018
Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

La Traviata

Booking from 16 March 2018 until 13 April 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Kiss Me, Kate

Opera North’s magical production of Cole Porter’s irresistible musical Kiss Me, Kate transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run at the London Coliseum. With a sumptuous score that includes show-stoppers “Brush Up on Your Shakespeare” and “Too Darn Hot”, Kiss Me, Kate is the hilarious story of the inner workings of a theatre attempting to put on one of Shakespeare’s best comedies.
Booking from 20 June 2018 until 30 June 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 52 minutes

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Box Office:020 7845 9300
Access Booking:020 7845 9300
Group Booking:020 7845 9300
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One of the West End's largest theatres, the London Coliseum first opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1904, hosting a popular variety show that continued through the early years of the venue's life, including performing animals and circus acts. Interestingly, the Coliseum was the first theatre to house a revolving stage, causing the venue to be renowned for spectacle.

Quickly, the London Coliseum famously became home to W.S Gilbert productions, including The Hooligan (1911), which was staged at the theatre just four months before he passed away. One of the theatre's early successes was musical comedy White Horse Inn (1931), which ran for 651 performances.

Throughout the 1940's and 50's the Coliseum was best-known for hosting blockbuster musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1947), Kiss Me Kate (1951) and Guys and Dolls (1953).

Later in 1968, the theatre became resident home to Sadler's Wells Opera Company, which developed into the English National Opera in 1974. To this day, the ENO remain in residency at the Coliseum, with regular performances from the English National Ballet, including an annual performance of The Nutcracker.

Notable ENO productions in the recent years have included La Boheme (2012), as well as Giselle, Ou Les WilisDie Fledermaus, The Perfect American and Madam Butterfly all in 2013, with a highly-anticipated concert performance of New York's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2015), starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. This was followed by The Barber of Seville (2015).

2016 productions have included The Nutcracker, The Mikado, Don Giovanni, Tosca and The Pearl Fishers, with an award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close and Michael Xavier. The English National Ballet's Nutcracker rounds off the year.

In 2017, the ENO continues with operas such as Rigoletto, The Winter's Tale and Partenope, and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, with a Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's highly anticipated new musical Bat Out of Hell arriving at the venue in the summer. Prior to this, Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins starred in a semi-staged production of Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Lonny Price. A new production of Kiss Me Kate follows in 2017.

Past Shows

(closed 13 May 2017)
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The Pirates Of Penzance
(closed 25 Mar 2017)
(closed 24 Mar 2017)

The Winter's Tale - ENO
(closed 14 Mar 2017)
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(closed 28 Feb 2017)
(closed 7 Jan 2017)

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(closed 3 Dec 2016)
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The Pearl Fishers
(closed 2 Dec 2016)
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Don Giovanni
(closed 26 Oct 2016)

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Sunset Boulevard
(closed 5 May 2016)
The Mikado
(closed 6 Feb 2016)
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 9 Jan 2016)