The London Coliseum

About The London Coliseum

The London Coliseum, which is London's largest theatre, is cited as being architect Frank Matcham's crowning achievement. In its 100 year history it has played host to many forms of entertainment, including horse races, musicals, variety, cinema and, since 1968, opera. The Coliseum was subject to a major restoration project in the 2000s, the first substantial programme of repair carried out on this historic London landmark since it first opened its doors in 1904.


The Coliseum

St Martin's Lane



Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern lines)/Charing Cross (Norther/Bakerloo lines)

From Leicester Square head south down Charing Cross Road towards St Martin's Place.

From Charing Cross head towards Trafalgar Square. Take the north east exit from Trafalgar Square to St Martin's Place.

The London Coliseum is at the bottom of St Martin's Lane, on the junction of St Martin's Place.

Nearest Rail: Charing Cross

See above.

Parking: NCP Bedfordbury (behind theatre), Panton Street. MasterPark Trafalgar Square. Parking can be difficult and expensive within central London - please use public transport if at all possible.


Wheelchairs: Users must bring a non-wheelchair using companion.

Hearing Impaired: Infrared headsets can be collected from the foyer desk. Sign interpreted performances may also be available.


All non-English productions will have English surtitles at the majority of performances. Dates without surtitles will be noted in the Item Information.