The Coliseum: "English Opera" London Nightlife Tip by iwys

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The Coliseum is one of London's biggest theatres and the home of the English National Opera, who sing all operas in English. I saw my first ever opera here, a performance of Prokofiev's "War and Peace", but nowadays I prefer the Royal Opera House. The advantages of the Coliseum, however, are that it is cheaper and easier to get tickets for.

The Coliseum opened in 1904 and was originally used for variety shows and musicals, but became the home of the Sadler's Wells Opera (the original name of the English National Opera) in 1968. There are 2,358 seats on four levels. The seats high up at the back seem very far from the stage.

Address: St. Martin's Lane, London WC2 4ES
Directions: Charing Cross or Leicester Square tube
Phone: %cb0870 145 0200%c*
Theme: Theater

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2006
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