Coliseum Theatre :: Shared Description

The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre) is a theatre in St. Martin's Lane, built as one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres. Opened in 1904 as the London Coliseum Theatre of Varieties, it was designed by the theatrical architect Frank Matcham for the impresario Oswald Stoll. Their ambition was to build the largest and finest music hall, described as the "people's palace of entertainment" of its age.
The theatre has 2,359 seats which makes it the largest theatre in London.
The Sadler's Wells Opera Company moved into the building in 1968. The Sadler's Wells company changed its name to the English National Opera in 1974 and today it is used primarily for opera as well as being the London home of the English National Ballet.
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Created: Wed, 12 Oct 2016, Updated: Wed, 12 Oct 2016

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