The ‘people’s palace of entertainment’, the London Coliseum is London’s largest and arguably most luxurious theatre. Designed by legendary architect Frank Matcham, the 2,359-seater Coliseum on St. Martin’s Lane, Westminster is the home of the English National Opera as well as the London base of the English National Ballet. The Coliseum opened on 24 December 1904 with a clear goal of offering audiences both highbrow and lowbrow entertainment. For decades it did just that, hosting a wide range of variety shows, stage plays and musical theatre including Broadway hits such as Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me, Kate and Guys and Dolls. The Coliseum spent a brief period as a cinema in the 60s until the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company (now the English National Opera) moved in in 1968, reverting the Coliseum to live use. The ENO later bought the freehold for the building in 1992, and while it is predominantly used for opera and ballet it still regularly hosts touring productions such as Chess. Grand and gorgeous, a show at the London Coliseum is an experience not to be missed. Scroll below to see and compare ticket prices for shows at the London Coliseum.