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London Coliseum Guided Tours 2016/17

Discover the secrets of London's largest theatre on one of our guided tours.

26 Oct - 22 Mar 2017

Explore the hidden world of ENO and discover the secrets of London’s largest theatre on one of our guided tours.

The London Coliseum, commissioned by the great theatrical impressario Oswald Stoll and designed by the flamboyant theatre architect Frank Matcham, opened as a Music Hall in 1904. It is considered to be Matcham’s masterpiece and is a sensational example of Edwardian architecture in the grand style. It quickly became known as ‘The Peoples Palace’ – a theatre that was affordable to enter but which would also inspire a sense of wonder and excitement.

Our friendly and informal guided tours include a great deal of this extraordinary building, taking 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).

Private tours

We are sometimes able to arrange private tours upon request. We will try to accommodate your group around any rehearsals that may be taking place. Please contact the Box Office on 020 7845 9300 to discuss your tour, or email bomanagers@eno.org with your request.

Tickets available from £12 / There are now at least 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.

Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Please note that tours include quite a lot of walking, with a few stairs to climb!

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

Places on guided tours must be booked in advance. Please do not arrive for a guided tour unless you have confirmation of booking.