London Coliseum

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London Coliseum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 3 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 3 min walk
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4.5
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Traveller of the world
1,268 contributions
Solo
Stunning venue. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Reasonably clean. Even high up seats you can still see (not perfectly and slightly restricted but does the job if you don't want to pay too much). You can purchase drinks, nibbles and the usual ice cream before and during the show. Main negative, boiling on a hot summer day. No air conditioning. Having said this, it was probably better to be warm than freezing cold. Never a right balance! Chairs are not that comfortable. We were lucly and the show was not full so staff did tell us to move closer which was nice. One thing, they are quite flexible if you need to change tickets at the last minute due to C-19. However, unlike many other venues they charge a booking or transaction fee so be mindful. They conduct bag checks upon entering so have your bag ready!
Written August 6, 2022
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Robyn P
Bucharest, Romania365 contributions
Couples
We saw My Fair Lady last night, and had balcony seats. The view was pretty good, for bargain priced tickets. Depending on how much you want to pay for tickets, I would recommend considering other seating options, because there isn't enough leg room in the balcony seats. We still had a wonderful time just experiencing the thrill of attending. The theater is gorgeous and ornate. All staff were very friendly amd helpful. Acoustics were outstanding. We had a lovely night.
Written August 9, 2022
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The Walsh Family🇬🇧
Portsmouth, UK3,368 contributions
Family
Firstly the London Coliseum is a beautiful theatre. It was our daughter’s first experience at the West End and we brought them to see Hairspray - which is a fantastic production.

What you need to be mindful of now is that with the restrictions lifted every seat is full which came with the mixed emotions of it being fantastic to see if a little unnerving because after a year and a half of social distancing it can cause a little anxiety. Mask wearing is encouraged and the people who immediately sat around and next to us all wore them but it was hit and miss in other parts of the theatre.

You can’t bring your own food or drink bar bottled water which on a hot day outside it was hot inside the theatre as well so we were glad we did. The drink & snack offering inside is woeful, highly priced as you’d imagine but limited choice and portion for the price you pay.
Written July 30, 2021
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David M
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I am very disappointed after I booked two seats to see the Nutcracker on the 18/12/2021 for myself and a friend. This was booked on the 1st July 2021 and unfortunately, by the 9th September 2021, due to personal circumstances, I needed to cancel the tickets.

I contacted the box-office to be told that they do not do refunds, I assumed this was because it was passed the 14-day period, which I completely understood and so requested if they could give me a credit voucher instead. I was told that this also was not possible as they do not give refunds at all!

This was not clear to me, on their website and had it have been, I certainly would never have booked the tickets for this show with them. I am extremely disappointed in their "grab your cash" attitude and certainly will never be using this organisation for any shows in the future!
Written September 9, 2021
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nadine s
Surbiton, UK2 contributions
Family
The most horrendous theatres experience I have ever had. Particular few members of staff are awful and when we complained that the seats we purchased at £75 with partially restricted views, we’re in fact un viewable at all for our little 6 & 7 year old girls unless they stood for the whole performance. Which is about 2.5 hours long ! We asked for booster seats, which apparently they aren’t allowed for some strange reason. I told the particular awful staff member this wasn’t good enough At the interval after having the most uncomfortable and totally not enjoyable 1st half of the show ruined the same staff member approached me to say she could move us but it would cost an extra £20 per seat. We were already leaving by that stage .
It was my daughters 7th birthday by the way which the staff knew and she didn’t care !!! We spent £300 for this awful experience . I apologise to the few staff that were lovely and also to the show itself which had we been able to enjoy, we would have . I will never visit this theatre again .
Written September 26, 2021
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You Only Live Once
High Wycombe, UK454 contributions
The Coliseum is a truly beautiful theatre. We went to see My Fair Lady on this occasion, which is a very long show. A very good show, but very long. As a result, we found the seats became considerably uncomfortable the longer we sat. The staff on this occasion were incredibly rude. When we arrived the usher shouted at me to enlarge my phone image of my ticket (which I was in the process of finding my spectacles so that I could do this). He was so rude to my sister that she actually told him to change his tone! My elderly (79 year old) mother had a diabetic hypo during the interval and when we asked the staff for medical help, we got a 'sorry nothing we can do' reply and then he turned his back on us and went back to unloading his ice cream to the ice cream seller. Fortunately my mother has lived to tell this tale, but I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit this theatre unless they are in full health and able-bodied. Clearly their customer service is as archaic as the building!
Written June 5, 2022
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Sarah T
6 contributions
Nice theatre. Team pleasant but in comparison to the Theatre Royal the previous day they could be more welcoming and more proactively helpful. Prices paid for tickets were high in comparison to a box at the Theatre Royal too. Show was good but orchestra too loud and overpowered some of the amazing voices in the show
Written May 29, 2022
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MaGrFa
Scarborough, UK165 contributions
This was the fourth trip to this venue, and my previous visits have been very good/ very bad and moderate, it seems very hit and miss.

I Visited My Fair Lady in July 2022
The service and show were exemplary, i cant think of anything that was not brilliant.

I Visited for Hairspray in September 2021
This was my First Theatre trip following Covid, and I felt it very well managed and had a very enjoyable evening

I visited for Notre Dame de Paris.
This was a disaster, to the extent i walked out mid show and it the only time I have ever done that.

I visited for Chess in 2018
From my previous review
Having gone to see chess I did not expect my experience to be both Black and White too. Firstly the show - Chess - On the whole very good, Michael Ball was amazing however seriously let down by Alexandra Burke, Very poor casting choice. As for the Theatre, I was in London for a couple of days so had a reasonable size bag with me however the attitude of one member of staff was appalling. Rude, belligerent obstinate would be a complement. However another member of staff there are not enough superlatives for her Customer service. I feel they may need to look at their staffs skills but a very beautiful building but sometimes small things can spoil a whole experience.
Written July 20, 2022
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Glass half full
London, UK131 contributions
Couples
Wonderful evening seeing HMS Pinafore. We were in a wheelchair accessible box so social distancing wasn’t too much of an issue. The theatre announced that following the government decision to require masks in many places due to omicron they had decided that everyone should wear masks everywhere within the theatre. Most of the other people did. On arrival a nice member of staff called Lukas ensured we found our way safely to the box from the queue outside.

The show was very well done. Very funny with modern twists throughout. The choreography was excellent.

My partner had the chicken salad which was “heavenly” and very reasonable at only £4.95.

Room for improvement: The words being sung are displayed on a small display high above the stage (NB very hard to see from inside the box, especially when sitting in an electric wheelchair which means I am higher than normal chair height), but my wife/carer said the same and that my wheelchair looked more comfortable than the theatre chairs.

Overall - ‘recommended’.
Written November 30, 2021
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Beverley T
Barnsley, UK1,444 contributions
Our first visit to this theatre and we were very impressed. The internal decor was stunning. Front of house staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, appeared to be genuinely happy to be welcoming audience members back. COVID guidelines were followed well, with good social distancing between parties. The production of Hairspray was fantastic with a very strong cast, would highly recommend.
Written July 14, 2021
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