Nutcracker

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Over 100 talented dancers and musicians bring Tchaikovsky's exquisite score to life in 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!

 
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Booking from 14 December 2016 until 7 January 2017

Rigoletto

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One of Verdi's most popular operas, Rigoletto follows a man with a very sharp tongue, whose daughter becomes seduced by the dissolute Duke. Out for revenge, Rigoletto is a tale of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice that includes well-known music amongst the opera community. Including "Women abandon us", Verdi's score is conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, with Nicholas Pallesen in the title role, alongside Joshua Guerrero as The Duke and Sydney Mancasola as the in-love daughter, Gilda.

 
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Booking from 2 February 2017 until 28 February 2017

The Pirates Of Penzance

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ENO present Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling farce The Pirates of Penzance, packed full of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit. Featuring a whole host of memorable music in a divine score, this is one of the most well-known operas from the famous duo. A smash-hit revival from renowned filmmaker Mike Leigh, The Pirates of Penzance stars ENO favourite Andrew Shore, alongside John Tomlinson in this raucous production. Don't miss out on a classic!


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Booking from 9 February 2017 until 25 March 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Carousel

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Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star in a semi-staged revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at the London Coliseum. Directed by Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close), Carousel follows Billy Bigelow, who returns to earth fifteen years after finding himself caught up in an armed robbery and taking his own life. A tale of pride, redemption and forgiveness, Carousel is sure to melt the heart of any theatregoer.
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Booking from 7 April 2017 until 13 May 2017

Bat Out of Hell The Musical

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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 beginning in June 2017.
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Booking from 5 June 2017 until 22 July 2017

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Box Office:020 7845 9300
Access Booking:020 7845 9300
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History

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 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.

Past Shows

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Tosca
(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)
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The Mikado
(closed 6 Feb 2016)
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 9 Jan 2016)

 
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The Barber of Seville
(closed 11 Nov 2015)
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Sweeney Todd
(closed 12 Apr 2015)
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 5 Jan 2014)

 
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(closed 1 Dec 2013)
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The Perfect American
(closed 28 Jun 2013)
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Giselle, Ou Les Wilis
(closed 29 Mar 2013)