The Pirates of Penzance

Event location: London Coliseum. Ongoing event.

Pitiful pirates, blundering bobbies, and a fully grown five-year-old. It's all absurdly enjoyable!

Let's get this straight. The pirates, who take pity on orphans, are really peers of the realm. The 21-year-old, who has sworn to put them behind bars, is really only five. And the policemen, whose lot is not a happy one, are really, really hopeless at foiling felons¦

A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Chock-full of memorable melodies, it includes the famous tongue-twisting patter song from the Major-General and the cowardly Police Sergeant's 'When a felon's not engaged in his employment'.

For the first revival of this smash-hit production from renowned filmmaker Mike Leigh, ENO favourite Andrew Shore returns to sing the role of the army general alongside John Tomlinson as the Sergeant of Police. ENO Harewood Artists David Webb and Soraya Mafi sing the roles of the young lovers, Frederic and Mabel, and Gareth Jones conducts.


2hrs 15mins

When Can I Go?

09 11 16 18 23 Feb

04 09 11 16 18 21 23 25 Mar

How Does It Work?

You will receive a ticket voucher via email, this is your ticket of admission. Please print for access to your seats.

Where do I go?

London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Nearest Underground

Charing Cross - 0.2 miles

Northern Line

Leicester Square - 0.2 miles

Northern & Piccadilly Lines

Covent Garden - 0.3 miles

Piccadilly Line

Embankment - 0.3 miles

Bakerloo, Circle, District & Northern Lines

Nearest Overground

Charing Cross - 0.2 miles

Waterloo - 0.8 miles

Nearest Buses - 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

Good To Know

Signed Performance - 23 Feb 2017

Language - Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

Cancellation Policy

No exchange or refund after purchase.