The Coliseum Theatre
8 St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES
TfL Fare Zone 1
The Coliseum Theatre is the permanent home of the English National Opera (ENO). Formerly called the Sadlers Wells Opera Company, the ENO sings only in English.
The Coliseum is easily recognised by its tower and globe, poking up above the buildings of London’s West End.
Built in 1904 the theatre is one of the largest and best equipped in London, with seating on four levels. Initially it staged vaudeville, then musical comedy and now stages opera and ballet, both classical and modern.
Plan Your Visit
Tickets may be purchased:
Online: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
Web: ENO/ Online Ticket Booking or
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7845 9300; or
In person: London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES
Comprehensive information including the seating plan, is available by going to Web: ENO/ How to Book
- Box Office Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00 (or 20:00 when there is an evening show with a start time of 18:00 or later.)
Sunday: Usually closed except when there is a show. When there is a show, the Box Office opens 3 hours before it starts.
Please note that Box Office phone lines are not open on Sundays
The Coliseum has excellent facilities for disabled visitors and these are described on their website Web: ENO/ Disabled Access
If you would like to find out more about access at the London Coliseum, please get in touch with the Box Office
Tel: +44 (0)2078 459 300
Minicom: 020 7836 7666
Restaurants & Bars
The American Bar Restaurant is open 2 hours before the performance.
Tables may be booked online at:
Tel: +44 (0)2078 459 202.
The London Coliseum has 5 different bars, with each bar serving freshly prepared sandwiches, savoury snacks and grazing platters. One of the bars will always be open 1½ hours before a performance.
Accommodation - Search & Book through Hotels.com here:
Contact & Further Information
The ENO is very proud of its beautifully restored Edwardian home. The London Coliseum Guided Tours explore London’s largest theatre in a friendly and informal manner. They take in the old Gentleman‘s Baronial Smoking Hall, Stoll’s Balcony, some Private Rooms, the Upper Glassed Terraces, the fabulous auditorium, the warren of staircases backstage, and underneath the vast revolving stage and orchestra pit (when possible).
To learn more go to Web: ENO/ Guided Tours
TfL Fare Zone 1 Transport for London Journey Planner
To find the best way for getting to The Coliseum Theatre, visit the TfL Journey Planner - link directly above.
- By Underground
Charing Cross Station Northern and Bakerloo Lines (5 minutes walk)
Leicester Square Station Piccadilly and Northern Lines (4 minutes walk)
Covent Garden Station Piccadilly Line (7 minutes walk)
Embankment Station Circle, District, Northern and Bakerloo Lines (7 minutes walk)
- By Mainline Rail
Charing Cross Station Exit on to Charing Cross Road and veer right along St Martin’s Lane (5 minutes walk)
Waterloo Station (20 minutes walk)
- By Bus
Routes 1, 3, 6, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176
Google Maps - The Coliseum Theatre